Priyal Prakash is the designer kid on the block most of you wouldn’t have heard of. While she runs a small boutique in Shahpur Jat, her business is anything but small. Her designs are sold on Pernia’s Pop Up Shop and she is the go-to designer for all offbeat brides. If you love traditional, go on and skip this post. But if you’re looking for something different, she’s your girl.
When I had first seen a Priyal Prakash lehenga, it intrigued me. But I wasn’t going to put myself in it. It was for women with fashion-forward tastes, not someone like me. Then two years ago, I went roka shopping with my best friend to Shahpur Jat and we thought, why not try on a Priyal Prakash design and see how it looks. What a fantastic decision that turned out to be! Her lehenga looked drop-dead gorgeous on my friend, and I was converted to a fan for life. Priyal herself, of course, explains how her designs are not for every girl. Either you “get” her design aesthetic, or you don’t. I say – try it out on yourself, and there’s a good chance you will love it IF you’re looking for something that’s a breath of fresh air and unique.
Her latest collection for the Summer of 2016 recently popped up on my Instagram feed, and to my delight, I could see myself wearing many of the lehengas! The attractive candy colours made me want to go back in time and have the chance to wear them to my own Mehendi. If only! Lucky brides and bridesmaids of 2016 (yes, best friends and sisters and bhabhis will be able to wear these too), here are all the beauties for you to pick from and for the rest of us to ogle at.
My Favourite Lehengas
These three are all bright and beautiful options for a bride to wear to her Mehendi or Sangeet function!
I love this black, white and gold lehenga for either the best friend or the sister of the bride/groom.
More Offbeat Pieces