Talk about the power of encouragement and heart-felt appreciation that can become the wind beneath wings and take you soaring into the land of possibilities. That’s exactly what happened when entrepreneur Ankita Chowdhary did a small project in college and exhibited her accessories at the tender age of 20. The tremendous response and appreciation she got ultimately led to the launch of her eponymous label Ank.
Originally the label took off in 2011 but was relaunched in 2015 after Ankita returned from the London College of Fashion armed with an MA in Fashion Marketing. She had always known that fashion was her true calling. The underlying design principle of her line of bags is fine detailing and exceptional quality, totally apt for today’s independent woman having a discerning sense of style. They have a whole host of bag styles – handbags, messenger bags, satchels, minaudieres, clutches and laptop bags. The products are designed by Ankita herself.
Fine fabrics such as silks, satin and leather go into the making of these bags that also have rich embroidery and prints. They are priced in the range of INR 1,800 to INR 4,500. They currently retail through Kalighata in Kolkata though buyers from other parts of the country can put in their orders through email/Facebook/Instagram.
Their Spring Summer ’15 collection is a beautiful array of mostly box clutches in a variety of shapes with intricate thread work, cut-work, sequins and a vibrant color palette. I love the fact that the clutches come with inbuilt practicality factors such as a shoulder strap for the times when the bearer needs to be hands-free and tiny metal feet to protect the delicate surface. There is a round studded sling bag with tassels at the base of the bag rendering a playful look. This also happens to be my favorite among the lot. While the box clutches would do well to be reserved for choicest occasions, the sling is the perfect companion for a fun-filled day or a casual evening.
So if you are looking for festive/party clutches Ank will be one of your favorite places to stop by! Till then, let the pictures tempt you! Follow them on their Facebook Page here.