As dominant as the name sounds, Ammara Khan’s ready-to-wear collection Queen Bee stands out in the herd of designs available in the market. Along with her signature artistic cuts and silhouettes, the designer has also added a stylized floral bunch to most of the shirts. The color palette is vibrant and vivacious for the most part, except a few pastels to add subtlety.
The ladylike assortment puts emphasis on the choice of fabric, cuts, laces, embroideries and mostly on how a shirt is styled. Ammara’s work shows that she loves incorporating different kinds of laces to embellish her designs. Here are the pieces we loved the most:
All of us know the power of a red outfit. However, Ammara adds more charm to the color of passion with vintage floral motifs in bright and bold colors. Using a self-textured cotton fabric, the designer has added exquisite white laces on the hem, neckline and sleeves with multi-colored stitching detail.
If red is too bright for you, opt for this brink pink tone. Lots of gorgeous details embellish this cotton kurta from frayed layered collar, fabric loops and buttons to a pleated hemline with laces. The shirt has Queen Bee’s signature vintage motif on one side. Pair it with a berry organza dupatta with delicate lace details to make it a perfect choice for a fancy tea party.
This heavily embroidered navy blue shirt exudes femininity. The embroidery is juxtaposed with chikan fabric, a medley of laces and delicate little buttons on the neckline. With such a vibrant shirt, dressing for an evening soiree or a luncheon is much more fun!
In quintessential Ammara Khan style, we have this electric blue number with a strand of floral motifs on one side. The light linen fabric is cut into a flow-y silhouette with a box pleat insert in the front. The sleeves have sheer silk organza strip which is embroidered delicately with floral motifs. Pleats, lace and little hand-sewn pearl details on the neckline all add to the prettiness of this number.
Prepare to cozy up for the upcoming season with this rusty orange long kurta with sleeves featuring accents of chikan fabric, and vintage floral embroidery in jewel tones over the side slits and neckline. Another option is a subtle buttercream shirt with a mix of lace, knotted buttons and intricate blue embroidery. A classy piece that surely is a keeper in your wardrobe.
You can go a little lighter on the color wheel with these ivory and beige numbers. This ivory karandi piece is beautifully embroidered with imagery derived from patterns of a Tuscan wild floral arrangement. Serpent details along with little berries are delicately embroidered with vertical lines running along the front and sleeves.
Another beige number comprises a textured high quality matte linen and a striped fabric for the sleeves that are accentuated with floral lace laboriously inset. Strip-weave detail over the sleeves is the highlight of the shirt.
What we love about Ammara Khan is her selection of high quality clothes that are timeless and wearable for seasons to come. Not just that, but also the attention to detail in her work; Ammara is a firm believer in ‘quality over quantity’ and that is the ethos that truly sets her apart in the current, saturated fashion landscape.
If you’re looking for the perfect fall/winter looks for your wardrobe, pick your favorites from the complete Queen Bee collection available on Ammara Khan’s website.