Who is KAS?
KAS New York is Kirat S. Anand’s namesake label. Kirat grew up in New York City but from a very early age he would visit India for months at a time. This multi-cultural mix is apparent in the DNA of KAS, which combines bohemian designs with urban confidence. After attending New York University, Leonard Stern School of Business, Kirat worked with J.P. Morgan in their Investment Banking Department. Upon leaving banking he wanted to follow his heart, which thanks to his parents had always been fashion. In 2006 Kirat and his mother, designer Sabby Anand founded KAS New York. The collection has become a staple resource for retailers who are looking for a fresh colorful aesthetic, created with dynamic prints, bold hues,and hand detailing, all of which are a refreshing change from the monotone contemporary offerings in the market.
The KAS woman is confident, creative and comfortable with herself. She is free spirited and adventurous, while being sophisticated and romantic. She is a woman who loves to travel, live life and not be defined by who she wears, but loves what she wears. She loves how the brand incorporates impeccable detailing on luxurious fabrications yielding effortless fashion and carefree glamour.
In 2008, The International Design Awards nominated KAS and Kirat Anand for Fashion Designer of the year in their Prêt-a-Porter category. In 2009, he created a capsule kids collection, KAS KIDTURE, for Saks and Malia Obama wore a KAS outfit at the Inaugural Concert. In 2013 the KAS New York e-commerce store was launched, which gives the brand a direct connection with women. The brand is headquartered, designed and distributed from New York City. The collection has been featured in WWD, Glamour, Elle, Lucky, InStyle, FashionTV, NBC TV, FOX TV, Bravo Network, USA Network, PeopleStyle Watch, InTouch, US Weekly, Seventeen, Health, Latina, Audrey, New York Times, New York Newsday, Huffington Post and many other media outlets.