The bitter cold, and icy rain, was a thing to endure in order to see the fabulous preview of the 2014 Fall/Winter line of Kas New York. Kirat Anand's collection features tribal prints, in both form-fitting and caftan silhouettes, and glorious adornments, hand crafted embroideries and appliques. The ballroom of the Indian Consulate is a regal backdrop that suits Mr. Anand's craft perfectly. The colors of his garments are vibrant, and stand in happy contrast to the bleak outdoors.
Kirat Anand created his Kas New York company after a career in investment banking. His contemporary, ready to wear women's label is known for lush hand detailing , vivid color, and the sort of versatility that can take the wearer from day to-night. This season is splendid in deeply hued colors, rich in verdant greens, cut outs, and textured leather. Bits of fur detail on collars and fingerless gloves add a touch of glamour. Hemlines are short, long and variational. This embellished caftan below, is striking in the black and white theme with embellishment and cobalt blues adding boldness to the flowing garment.
My photos do not do justice to these beautiful garments. The blizzard condition prevented my photographer from attending, so these photos were taken with my Samsung Galaxy phone, without benefit of zoom and light. I hope I am able to relay the outstanding quality of this line.
I am adding some photos from the website KasNewYork.com. Here is a Trend board featuring the Nay maxi dress, my personal favorite for its detailing, opulence and ornamentation that somehow does not go over the top, and stays within the aesthetic of boho- albeit luxe boho!
The Giuliette Dress is the focus of this trend report from the website of Kas New York. It is a stunner, and is styled perfectly here. From the site Electricfrenchie.com is the Flora caftan for $169. This airy dress grazes the ankle in floral sheer chiffon and boasts an exquisitely embroidered panel down its center.
Before the show , I am seated in the lovely lobby of the exquisite ballroom. You can see on my face some happy expectations! They were most certainly fulfilled viewing this spectacular preview of Kas New York 2014, for the Fall-Winter season.
Please do yourself a favor and check out the websites I mentioned, you will be happy that you did! It is rare to see this sort of ornamentation for a ready to wear line in a moderate price line. I personally see some overtones of Balmain, in the highest quality dress- making details. I do not have to tell you the retail prices of those garments!