Fizzy Goblet teams up with Payal Singhal for a floral-inspired line
It’s always interesting to see two designers with completely different design aesthetics coming together. And that’s precisely why such collaborations are so successful. But what would the fashion world make of a shoe designer and couturier with a shared interest for all things vintage creating a collection together? We’re talking about Laksheeta Govil of Fizzy Goblet and designer Payal Singhal who have joined forces for the jutti label’s Spring / Summer collection, Fiori Felici.
One quick look at the designs on offer, and you’d agree that they’re nothing short of magical. “Payal and I met at The Vintage Garden in Mumbai and hit it off. We realised we have similar design principles. So I launched a line of shoes for her runway show. The shoes made quite a splash, and later, I decided to go one step further. I added a few more styles for a complete collection, which is what Fiori Felici is,” explains Laksheeta, who launched Fizzy Goblet in 2014. “Back then, juttis were confined to festive or occasion wear. There weren’t any brands offering casual juttis that went well with a pair of jeans or shorts. I wanted to bring back the love for this traditional Indian shoe and make it relevant,” adds the designer, whose ingenious inventions include sneaker juttis and brogue juttis.
The Payal Singhal X Fizzy Goblet line showcases hand-embroidered detailing on raw silk and velvet, charming floral prints in blush pink and mint green on silver and off-white fabric and applique work. Things get more fun with the addition of hand-sewn beads and pearls on pure leather. The emphasis is on Indian craft and handmade techniques. “I’m constantly innovating and experimenting. So there’s always something brewing in our studio,” says Laksheetha, and adds that they have something huge set to be launched later this year. While she steers clear of sharing details, she does offer us a glimpse into another line she’s working on currently. “We’re working on a monsoon-friendly collection expected to be up on the e-store in the next two months,” she signs off.
Rs.2,700 upwards. Details: fizzygoblet.com