Kankatala will soon turn 75 and to celebrate the occasion they have launched their new collection titled – Queens of Andhra. Inspired by six powerful queens from Andhra Pradesh, the collection features saris in rich hues. Their website states –
Kankatala, at the threshold of turning 75 years presents a never-before Regal Collection of Sarees inspired by the Bold & Beautiful Queens of Andhra. Each Collection reflects a queen’s distinctive character. Come experience this historical journey which is a tribute to you for making Kankatala what it is today.
Dressed in turquoise and blue is Maharani Adi Laxmi Devamma and in a rich pink kanchi-pattu sari with heavy zari work is Rani Akkadevi. Beloved of Quli Qutub Shah – Rani Bhagmati – is draped in a rich Banarasi sari with antique zari work and our very own Visakhapatnam queen Rani Chandramani Devi is imagined in her timeless grace in a humble khadi with rich jamdani work. Nayakuralu Nagamma stands proud in a nine-yard yellow kanchi sari while Rani Rudramma Devi stands draped in a red kanchi-pattu beauty.
The collection has been receiving great response on social media & through word of mouth, leaving everyone mesmerised with the beauty and grandeur of it all. Kankatala has shared a few pictures of the shoot behind-the-scenes and the details in the pictures are just as beautiful as the collection itself. This collection is one that is truly fit for the Queen in you.
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Photography: Mourya Dandu
Art Direction: Am I bala
Make up: Jithin Rathore/Supriya Mishra
Stylist: Am I bala/ Suman Mishra
Behind the scenes: Vishakha Jindal
Head over to their website for a detailed description of the Queens.
*Images credit – Kankatala website & Facebook