Beacon Hill, Ankasa Create Next Generation of Fabrics

NEW YORK - Encouraged by the reception they received for their flagship collection, Beacon Hill and Ankasa have partnered again to create the exclusive Ankasa: Legacy collection of residential fabrics.
     The Beacon Hill design team and Ankasa founders, Sachin and Babi Ahluwalia, together developed this new addition "to provide designers with a rich and textured line inspired by the Indian marketplace," as they explained.
     With a focus on embroidery and embellishment techniques, Ankasa: Legacy centers on "vibrant colors and lush constructions," they added. The embroideries combine contemporary design with traditional techniques, such as the Convent Stitch, a Bengali embroidery technique based on a grid wherein all stitches flow on a diagonal plane.
   Beacon Hill vp Alexis Audette elaborated: "Ankasa: Legacy reveals elements of Sachin and Babi's fashion sensibility and cultural heritage, and expands upon the original Ankasa line with bold color and the exquisite constructions that Ankasa is known for."
     Added Sachin Ahluwalia: "This new collection is inspired by traditional embroidery techniques from India, but we've updated the textiles using a modern color palette and more contemporary style. We are thrilled that the fabrics showcase designs native to our home in India and think that the color combinations and design will translate nicely here."
     Inspired by the Indian markets of New Delhi, Mumbai, and Calcutta, the collection is grounded in Ankasa's signature deep indigo, with pops of persimmon and marigold. Fabric constructions in the line include cotton jacquards from Belgium, Italian velvets, French linens, and from India.

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