A few days back I was invited to a world of floral prints, easy breezy outfits and colours which took me to vacation mode. Yes, that was a beautiful celebratory evening which was hosted by designer duo Anjalee & Arjun Kapoor to celebrate the showcase of the new resort collection Goddess of Spring 2017. The evening took place at 1 AQ, Anjalee & Arjun Kapoor store in Mehrauli.
The lovely kaftans by Anjalee & Arjun Kapoor have been made using drape technique with interesting silhouettes, giving it a flowy look. The holiday- centric collection has made a swift change using silk kaftans and short tunics with texture prints with superior hand feel. Moving away from the traditional style, this exclusive Goddess of Spring line involves kaftans made with digital prints and colour fusion curating a breezy, yet elegant look. The fusion of animal as well as floral prints results in the colours on the pieces coming out appealing and vibrant. Bright colours, hues of feminine charm and grace is how I would like to describe the collection.
The designer duo were in true spirit with all the socialites in attendance like beauty expert Shahnaz Hussain along with her lovely daughter, entrepreneur Tanisha Mohan, Bela Madan, Neena Verma, author Nelofar Currimbhoy, Sonal Jindal to name a few. Designer Anjalee being the spotlight for the evening, was not only playing the perfect host for the evening but was also helping out her friends and guests to select colours and drapes. Believe me it couldn’t have been more special! The evening was well packed with socialites and people from the fashion fraternity who were loving the pieces, trying them on and creating lasting impressions of colours under Anjalee & Arjun’s magical wings.
I could spot lovely combinations like red and green, florals prints, blacks, yellows, blues, indigos, pinks, fusion, classic and animal at the store. Some of the pieces had crystal broaches on the shoulders or the waist area for the ones who love a little bling while some were off shouldered. I could not resist the collection myself which my sister Shilpa sported in the pictures below.
I would say the USP of the collection is not only its beauty but even the soft material which is perfect for a holiday season. The kaftans are perfect for any exotic location like Hawaii, Seychelles, Maldives, Mauritius or even Goa. One can pack this light and trendy dress which you can be paired with a cool hat and a pair of sunglass then get clicked while splurging in water enjoying the vacations with the newest garment in trend. Anjalee herself wore a kaftan which made her look more gorgeous than ever carrying it with poise & panache with her golden heels. I also spotted designer Arjun’s mom wearing one who was delighted to be clicked in the creation. I could also see the heavily embroidered pieces, the wedding trousseau on one side which were also very beautiful, elegant & stunning but what I loved were the kaftans which were instantly sold out. They were selling like hot cakes and everybody loved the softness, sensuality, feel, the drape of comfort that came with the creations.
While enjoying the special wine and cheese evening, Team ChicLifeByte had a tete-a-tete with the man himself, Arjun Kapoor, who told us about his fascination and love for black and white, a colour which is trendy in all seasons and his favourite black and white outfit from the collection which was also a hot favourite with most of the fashionistas. He spoke about his inspiration for the collection, which is a colourful market in Bangkok where he landed to buy a puppy and could not resist the plethora of colours and decided to make a colourful collection of kaftans.
Every piece unfolds romanticism, feminism, the crystals on the shoulders giving a rich & sensual appeal to the wearer, the luxurious fervent frivolous charm of bright colours, delicate yet classy and stylish. The chic and smart pieces of AAK’s collection make you feel like a glam doll or a diva making you want to escape on a getaway or holiday destination right away. Also in the collection are shirts, resort wear, sensual silks for summers and some outrageously done tunics so that you feel energetic and colourful and don’t want to come out of that modern, vibrant and rich feel associated with the comfortable garment providing elegance, perfection, poetic passion and play I must say! The pieces are so unique, flamboyant, modern and chic.
The label Anjalee & Arjun Kapoor stands for royalty, feminity, grace, appeal & most important class plus the texture of the fabrics which is bound to make you fall in love with the makers, the more you explore the town, the more you are fascinated by colours, silhouettes and the drapes. You just don’t get tired of trying every piece because all the colours are beautiful and lend an endless charm and grace on the wearer transcending one to a dreamy and floral world of drapes and fabrics which spread love, sensual warmth and romance and yes the energy & positive vibe of the bright colours and patterns that just doesn’t die but makes you tempt for more, succumbing you into the temptation of the sultry sensuousness of the luxurious material and the divine love that comes attached to this label. The duo’s love for their work and passion flows in the garments and is very much evident when they talk about it. All that has gone in the making of the fabric, of what the pieces have turned out today, being the hot favourites of many, completely adorable, desirable, extravagant and femininely laden lusciously with lady love’s charm that is Anjalee ofcourse and when the duo smile together, it brings more love and light to the entire collection and that is a dream come true I must say.
Earlier the collection would be available only when it was launched. However, from this year onwards, they have also launched their collection online, making it available all-round the year.
So before you head out for your vacation, find yourself the perfect resort wear that would crank-up your glam quotient!