Last night, I attended the spring runway show of Rungolee, a St. Louis-based clothing line that epitomizes global chic. Launched in 2007 by designer Anjali Kamra, Rungolee is known for its detailed embroidery and bead work, delightful mix of modern and old, and its colorful infusion of global inspiration.
|A few pieces from the Rungolee spring collection on display|
Rungolee designer, Anjali, a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, describes the Rungolee woman as a style maven who is drawn to unique pieces and can mix and match items whether they are from the bins of a flea market to a high-end boutique in Milan.
|Anjali Kamra designs her own fabrics for Rungolee pieces.|
|Rungolee clothing on display at the event|
The Rungolee story is rooted in family and cultural history. Anjali’s aunt, Swaran, has 50 years experience in the fashion industry, once producing for some of the leading export houses. Aunt Swaran currently oversees Rungolee’s operations in Mumbai. Anjali’s daughter, Veda, also styled the models for the runway show.
|Anjali Kamra, Rungolee designer, with her aunt Swaran.|
|Here are a few of my favorite selections currently on the shop site:
Capri blouse, Prado jacket, Sophie dress
It was a pleasure exploring the Rungolee spring collection and meeting the designer. I look forward to what’s on the horizon for Rungolee. The Fall collection, projected to be filled with graphic embroidery, black and white, golds, grey mirror details, corals, and yellows, is sure to draw interest.