The Anand Kabra show at Wills India Fashion week, was inspired by the architectural beauty of Taramati Baradari, a sarai based in Hyderabad.
WIFW S-S 2013 Anand Kabra Collection
An array of colors ranging from lime and gold to white and klein blue and different techniques like pleating, layering and beaten metal embroidery was used on the garments.
The garments lend an air of modernity as well as history – a balance well achieved by Kabra who believes in fluid art forms.
Anand favored color blocking and used fabrics like light wight silk, georgette, chiffon, malkha and crepe de chine.
His silhouettes incorporated fit and flare tunics and long coats, styled well with long skirts. Cut out necklines and other cut out details were also seen aplenty.
A particular black tailored overlap jacket with gold embellished shoulders is a wardrobe must have.
A few good day dresses also showcased Kabra’s varied sense of style with a band collar white dress with blue ‘jaali’ like print and the other a color block number re-invented this season by layering white sheer pleated panel and an embroidered waist.
The traditional ensembles were refined and luxurious – nothing short of royality being true to its inspiration.
Gold lime and black combination with embroidery, beadwork and zardozi leant a charm to his outfits.
The gorgeous jewellery and accessories were by Mrinalini Chandra of which a pair of statement earrings shaped like a small ‘kalash’ stood out for us.
Overall , Kabra stayed true to his Indian roots and London College of Fashion’s creative bent.
WIFW S-S 2013 Anand Kabra collection