Quite Possibly the Most Fun Package Day Ever
Sunday, June 25, 2006
Don't you love how a single piece of clothing can make you so happy? Saturday morning might have witnessed the best fun package day in history. When I was in India attending their fashion weeks back in April, I was able to put in some personal orders with my favorite designers. (*You* try showing restraint around racks and racks of beautiful clothes.) On Saturday, the first big package arrived: A silk trench coat by Calcutta-based designer Anamika Khanna, whose rich, textured fabrics are really gorgeous.
Anamika creates her own fabrics – sometimes using up to 10 different processes and applications – so you won't find similar pieces anywhere else. Her cuts are simple but classic, like fitted trench coats and scoop-necked dresses. And her attention to detail is impressive, whether it's linings or buttons or belts (oh my!) . When the package arrived early Saturday morning, I immediately ripped it open and tried on the coat over my pajamas. (And then, went straight to the patio to take pictures for all of you to see – I'm really starting to wonder what the security guy who sits across the road is thinking of me these days.)
That's the full-length view above – it's technically a trench coat, but can be worn as a dress as well.
Teardrop-shaped appliqués cover the lower half:
The lining inside is a vintage-style floral, and it just peeks out at the collar:
Even the belt and sleeves are really cute:
Anamika also shows at London Fashion Week, and her pieces can be found at Harrod's. I've got two more dresses coming from her in a few weeks time, and then I'm going to force Mike to take me somewhere nice so I can display them properly. [Sighs happily.]
(If you're interested in contacting Anamika Khanna, just e-mail me for her details.)