Continuing Anna K’s fascination with fairy-tales, her Pre-Spring 2016 collection was inspired by “The Princess and the Pea” by Hans Christian Andersen. Anna thought of a tender girl, who could feel the smallest pea through dozens of bedding layers, as she chose soft and airy fabrics for her latest collection.
The collection’s centerpieces, delicate enough to touch the skin of a dainty princess, are featherweight silks in light pink and off-white that range from trapeze dresses and skirts with 3D floral appliques to shift-dresses with flirty frills and floral embroidery.
The collection offers a selection of cotton dresses and separates in red, dark blue and green, as well as cozy muted grey and white - the palette of a field of wild fвlowers. Creative details include playfully placed cut-outs, embroidered roses and irises, and Anna K’s now famous oversized bows.
A subtle play on the pea in the story, little “peas” are featured as pearl buttons and run as beading around pockets and edges.
Flowers are the focal point of the collection. They appear as subtle prints, floral embroidery and bold appliques, and “bloom” as balloon-sleeves, each garment carrying the dreamy flair of Anna K’s world.