She’ll be back on the fashion week ramp after two years and as always KUG is armed with all her signature elements — androgyny, architectural shapes, metallic touches, placement embroidery….
For her spring-summer 2013 line, Kiran picks up shapes, embellishments and motifs from the Middle East, the Orient and India and blends them beautifully to make a “languid, nomadic yet elegant” look.
A collection of soft geometric shapes and styles that could work beautifully on their own or layered to create an array of looks that are “of the moment but not bound by time”. The line plays with metallic components, adding layers to resort, with slightly rebellious undercurrents.
“In these rapidly changing times, the collection fosters the concept of transition, transformation and evolution,” says Kiran.
The collection interprets masculine pieces with assured femininity, toying with the boundaries of androgyny. “I like to build on the theory of comfort dressing with elegance. I’m also fond of menswear inspirations in women’s dressing. But overall, androgyny must stay on the feminine side,” explains the designer.
A high point of KUG SS/13 is a line of fun accessories like bum bags (small bags like fanny packs that hang low near the bum) and ankle cuffs. “We’ve done bum bags instead of clutches this time. And ankle cuffs look simple, elegant and super cool,” she says.
Watch out for
Long column dresses
Vibrant spice colours