Leveraging on the currency of collaborations this season, comes yet another winner from design maven Payal Singhal as she ties up with PAIO, the PETA approved vegan shoe label to launch The Payal Singhal x PAIO Festive Edit, a one-of-a-kind exquisite collection of designer footwear. The range encapsulates Payal Singhal’s #PS20 collection which is inspired by Gypsies and Bohemia with a moodboard of throwback styles from the wardrobes of 10th century gypsies—merry vagabonds who belonged not to regions and borders but to their shared stories. Each piece is designed as a separate, to ease its integration into a range of occasions.
The Payal Singhal x PAIO collection features a beautiful assembly of 16 exquisite styles. It features a varied range of classic mules, sandals and block heels. Each of these designs are unique in their own way, taking a cue from the original theme of Gypsies & Bohemia. The idea behind the footwear was to keep the styles easy, flowy and chic and play with embroidery designs, tassels & lots of beads for this collection. The embroidery is a mix of thread work, leather embroidery, frayed tassels, appliqué and patchwork that creates 3D patterns. The palette consists of corals, pinks, blues along with classic black.
Staying true to the essence of PAIO, all the footwear is 100% cruelty-free. All the pieces are handcrafted by local artisans using locally sourced fabrics & materials.
PAIO was founded with one simple thought–crafted creativity, and has ever since had one objective: to offer its customers handcrafted ‘one-of-a-kind’ shoes that are unique to their spirit while leading the way to becoming a conscious leather-free vegan brand. With this collaboration, PAIO has created an exclusive line of footwear that gives old school designs a modern bohemian twist.
“I’m happy to extend my signature motifs to this collaboration with PAIO. Their finish and comfort are immaculate. It has been a pleasure to co-create a collection of footwear that stands tall anywhere in the world! Both, PAIO and I, believe in versatility of the footwear and this collection is designed to transition effortlessly from occasion wear to everyday wear.” says Payal Singhal.
Talking about the collaboration, Shweta Nimkar, Founder & CEO – PAIO, says, “Each design that Payal creates approaches tradition with a modern perspective. Her clothing translates effortlessly from Indian to Global and that’s what makes the designs accessible to a larger audience. The themes, colours and creative perspectives have always enthralled and mesmerized me. She is the first designer we approached for crafting a beautiful line of shoes that imbibed her traditional yet modern aesthetic. Together, we have curated a collection that will definitely be the talk of the town and the end result has been stunning!”