Anupamaa has played with a lot of prints for her upcoming collection, Pirates of Calcutta. With stark Indigo prints in floral motifs and stripes running down the pants, the peppy pirates walked down the ramp to create some fashionable roar, at the recently concluded Amazon India Fashion Week Spring/Summer 17, in New Delhi.
Her garments make you feel happily colourful. The latest collection by Anupamaa is a celebration of culture that has stood the test of time.
An ode to the maritime history of the port city of Calcutta set in 15th and 16th century, the collection in a typical Anupamaa style is fun, flowy and vibrant with various spring hues and soft summery shades of blue and white.
“Pirates of Calcutta. Dresses Heloise, Binodini and Ching Li. The dresses have been named fancifully from our imagination of sexy, brave heart women pirates in particular. The collection highlights blue and white ceramic, an important item of trade in all ships of that vintage,” writes Anupamaa about her collection.
The collection which took almost a month to complete is inspired by women raised in and around Calcutta which was a heady mix of different cultures owing to it being an important port for trade. French, Dutch, Portuguese, Chinese, and the English, Calcutta saw it all and the women, unaffected, intact and invincible held on to their roots absorbing and observing the world around them.
The Print stories are woven around the different genres of blue and while; Ming, Delft, Wedgwood and Islamic. Accessories have a magpie Pirate feeling. The sea vibe is enhanced with pirate inspired sun hats. The colour palette ranging from indigo and white to lilacs, violets and bright oranges in fine silk.
The garments that walked the ramp had an easy air about them, a global feel yet with an Indian touch. The right attitude for the global Indian.
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