Salon Allure gave us a selection of the best new comers in fashion, we would have loved to covered everyone but of course our two year anniversary is this week and so we have to draw swim week to a close. So here we are closing with a bang, KAS New York Fashion. The name K A S is actually an acronym for the designers name Kirat S. Anand. We think the “S” stands for style because this designer definitely has a lot of it. He started his career as an investment banker but decided his real passion is for designing. We are glad for his decision for his collection of clothing depicts an easiness of wear with gorgeous prints and luxury fabrics. The clothing also features hand details including appliques, netting, and beading detail. The items are made in India and sold at Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdale’s with prices starting at 300 dollars.
In 2008, Kirat was nominated by The International Design Awards for the Fashion Designer of the Year award in the Prêt-a-Porter category. In 2009, he created a capsule kids collection, KAS KIDTURE, for Saks and Malia Obama was wearing his KAS outfit at the Inaugural Concert. In addition to celebrity following, KAS has been featured in the pages of Woman’s Wear Daily,Glamour, People, Lucky, InStyle, InTouch, US Weekly, Seventeen, Health, Latina, Audrey, New York Newsday and many other magazines worldwide. The collection is available in high-end boutiques and exclusive department stores.
I was surprised to not of heard about KAS New York before we met the designer at Salon Allure but the American culture is really only concerned with fashion worn and advertised by their favorite starlet as well as editorial features. You may not found KAS in American Vogue magazine (it was in Espanol and Italian Vogue) but you will find his fashion in every women’s closet because he has something that uber designers don’t understand, fashion in American is built on practicality, functionality and comfort. These principles are what KAS delivers and there is nothing more we would ask.