To be honest, we were surprised by how much we liked Sachin + Babi for Ankasa's Resort 2011 collection. We're not saying we'd wear every single piece, but the eclectic prints and handmade fabrics we got to see and touch on Thursday at the Ankasa showroom were undeniably beautiful.
The collection is inspired by "the cobble stone streets of Cartagena to the souks of Marrakech" and while some of it was a little too Calypso for my taste, the designers threw in just the right amount of black and leather to keep me interested.
Like last year's Resort collection, we really liked Sachin + Babi's subtle use of beading and embellishment, especially in the vests and belts.
There was also some amazing jewelry that really showcased the designers' impeccable attention to detail. Click through to see our favorite looks, and try not to be too distracted by the slightly ridiculous model poses.