Monday, March 17, 2014

Anushka Khanna makes her mark on Day 4 of Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2014

Anushka Khanna makes her mark on Day 4 of Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2014

Designer Anushka Khanna showcased her latest collection ‘Boom Boom Bloom’ on March 15th, 2014 at the Summer/Resort edition of the Lakme Fashion Week. The show was attended by Kajol, Manish Malhotra, Ashiesh Shah, Shabana Azmi, Gaurav and Pratima Bhatia

About the Collection:
“There were so many references on my mood-board for this collection. I was fascinated by the idea of clothes that can be trans-seasonal. I wanted to have a collection of updated staples that is applicable for the entire year, and not anchor it to one particular season.

I was feeling an Indian summer in New York—sultry, unseasonal weather that demand clothes that are slinky. Barely there slips, soft-to-the-skin pajama dressing and easily-belted kimono jackets over the tiniest shorts, married urban elements with fluid silhouettes. 

There was also a moment when Studio 54 came to mind—all that jazzy lame, wrap dresses, sweeping maxis. It was a time of such ease in clothing and that’s what I have tried to capture.

Throughout the collection, a power flower dominates. A photograph of my mother in the Seventies really set off the idea of dark, almost moody florals. I’ve taken that motif through print and embellishment.

The collection again highlights embellishments, cutwork, embroidery, use of colour, and an update on classic silhouettes, which I continue to play with. The placement and geometry of embellishments is also something I have focused on."

About Anushka:
Anushka Khanna is a young and vibrant designer offering simple yet modern design. She is a graduate from London College of Fashion and launched her own label called ‘Anushka Khanna’

Her signature style is young, glamorous and easy with focus on print, colour and surface texturing. In the past she has collaberated with American label Sir Alistair Rai, she has been covered in Vogue, Grazia, Bombay Times, and Instyle US and has also been worn by International and Indian celebrities.

Stocked At: Ensemble (Mumbai & Delhi), Collage (Bengaluru), Amara (Mumbai), Chamomile (Mumbai) Eveluzione (Delhi), Salt (The Leela – Goa) & Pernia Pop Up Shop (Online)

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