Kiran Uttam Ghosh, who is known for her brand Kimono, was in the city recently to launch the brand’s winter collection 2014-15. Kiran’s collection combines the understated and conventional elegance with elan. Kiran, a graduate in fashion designing from Sophia Polytechnic, Mumbai, speaks to City Express about the weather challenge, colours adopted by her for the new range and more.
When we talk about winter collection, how does it work for a city like Chennai, where it’s mostly hot?
There’s a lot to do with a collection other than the fabric – there’s colour, look, detailing, accessories and more. I stay in Kolkata and the weather here is pretty similar to that in Chennai. The line that I’ve introduced has elements of winter styling, layering and silhouettes that work for cities like ours.
Is the collection exclusive to Chennai?
There’s an element of elegance, style and old-world charm – a traditional and modern mix that Chennai has. Not that the clientele here don’t like bling, but it’s understated, and that works perfectly for my line There’s no tweaking required in the collection. In fact, we need to make our lines louder for our clientele in North India.
Tell us about the colours you’ve used in your collection
The colours suit the winter season – shades of red – from wine to tomato red, antique and rose gold, pale salmon pink, ivory, deep teal, forest green and black with accents of deep bright turquoise, rich red and deep purples. Metallics form a huge part of my collection, giving a relaxed chic vibe with luxe undertones.
What’s unique and different to look out for in the collection?
The signature KUG Saris are definitely the ones to look out for!