December Issue 2003
Boys don’t play with barbies – let alone dress them. But designer Kamiar Rokni’s axioms, beliefs, personal tenets – in essence the elements that define Karma style – centre around the flamboyance of the Karma woman: “confident, beautiful, poised, and unafraid of decadent adventure.” The quintessential sex and the city doll. And as a tribute to Karma’s clientele (“women who buy roses on their way back from work…always make heads turn…intimidate”) in their latest collection, dynamic duo Maheen Kardar and Kamiar manifest their design ethos in a Euro-trash inspired ’70s glam look. Once again, East meets West as the traditional tie-and-dye is combined with seventies swing and worked with beaded and sequined embellishments. With a shocking colour palette of hot pink, fuschia, blood red and sun gold, the flirty fabrics and multi-layered bias cuts are designed to tease the senses – it’s very ‘come hither’ combined with “catch me if you can.”
So the next time you have the urge to paint your toenails – and the town – red, do it with Karma.