Bombay Shirt Company and Payal Singhal collaborate on a shirt collection for women

Payal Singhal's Capsule collection of women's shirts for Bombay Shirt Company
Payal Singhal’s capsule collection of women’s shirts for Bombay Shirt Company

You most likely already know and love Bombay Shirt Company. Launched in 2012, the bespoke shirt company for men and women, based in Kala Godha, Mumbai, was just what the city had been lacking. Because something as simple as a well-fitted shirt ranks high when it comes to getting your look right. Bombay Shirt Company also got its packaging right, down to its labels, tags and delivery boxes, from the very beginning.

You just know you're in for an outstanding product when its design and packaging is as attractive as this!
You just know you’re in for an outstanding product when its design and packaging is so clean

While the Bombay Shirt Company had already been offering bespoke services for women, it has now diversified to offer ready-to-wear shirts for women. The store has collaborated with acclaimed fusion-wear designer Payal Singhal to launch a capsule collection of shirts, which include both wardrobe staples and standout pieces.

Women's capsule collection designed by Payal Singhal for Bombay Shirt Company
Women’s capsule collection designed by Payal Singhal for Bombay Shirt Company

The line includes 12 easy-to-wear long shirts, with a choice of rolled-up and long sleeved styles that are perfect for the summer months ahead. that blend the sensibilities of the Bombay Shirt Company with Singhal’s well-established aesthetics.

Comprising a delicate mix of pastels in both solids and prints, this capsule collection for women is further enhanced with thoughtful detailing on the buttons, plackets, collars and cuffs.

Bombay Shirt Company founder Akshay Narvekar and fashion designer Payal Singhal
Bombay Shirt Company founder Akshay Narvekar and fashion designer Payal Singhal

Speaking about this curiously cool collaboration, the Bombay Shirt Company’s founder Akshay Narvekar said, “The idea behind this initiative is to have various creative personalities display their unique take on fashion and styling. We are thrilled to present our women customers a chance to wear special pieces designed by Payal Singhal herself.”

We also love the fact that a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this and all future collections will be donated to an NGO of the influencer’s choice. In this case, Payal has chosen  the Akanksha NGO, aimed at providing children from low-income backgrounds with high-quality education.

This is clearly just the first of many such collaborations that The Bombay Shirt Company plans to enter into with fashion designers.

Sensory Revival

Image: Courtesy the designer
Image: Courtesy the designer

Stepping inside Sabyasachi Mukherjee’s new store in Mumbai is akin to a privy peek into the aesthetically heightened realm of India’s most notable fashion designer. The Indian fashion designer describes his approach to design as a “personalised imperfection of the human mind”. His flagship store reflects not only his design philosophy but also his vision of Indian luxury, The outcome  is yet another beautiful and successful execution of revivalism by Sabyasachi.

Take a peak into this beautiful store in a piece that I wrote for India Art n Design, an Indian website and ezine that celebrates art, architecture, design and creativity.

Spring Summer 2015 Fashion Trends for Men

Salvatore Ferragamo SS15Denims in unusual avatars, new takes on the ubiquitous striped pattern, and larger-than-life birds of paradise prints found their way on to the ramps of London, Milan and Paris.

Read more about these standout trends at the Spring/Summer 2015 Men’s Fashion Weeks on India Art n Design.