The new idea of modern luxury resides somewhere in the notion that one has the ability to use time as they wish. Without schedule or routine, a nomadic lifestyle has become the most royal of all. 

As homage to India’s late Queen Maharani Ahilyabai Holkar, Anaak celebrates the inner nomad in all of us with their Autumn Winter 2016 collection Royal Nomad. The nearly thirty years in which Queen Maharani reigned are considered a golden period in the truest sense —a time of peace, a time of tolerance and a time when creativity flourished.

Anaak draws on Ahilya’s spirit—proud, rebellious and strong, with a number of textiles produced by a modern-day Maheshwar collective of female weavers, continuing their town’s hand-looming traditions. The Royal Nomad collection offers garments with a wandering spirit: deliciously roomy, alpaca yarn sweaters in a frothy ivory; modern dobby-striped jodhpurs; delicate raw silk and tea-stained slip dresses; slouchy, raven-hued cashmere pants and a floor-grazing dress emblazoned with burnished metallic embellishments. Luxury derived from an innate sense of ease and peace of mind, Royal Nomad enables its wearer to drift from the cobblestoned streets of Provins, France, to the placid riverfront of Maheshwar, and everywhere in between.  


PHOTOGRAPHER | Stella Berkofsky 
MODEL | Aida
STYLING | Mariaelena Morelli
MAKEUP | Khela
JEWELRY | Fay Andrada 
TEXT | Yasmine Ganley and Fiorella Valdesolo 
LOCATION | Provins