Anamika Khanna

Best known for her eponymous label, Anamika Khanna is much revered in the industry. Her collection is an act of presenting India's rich craft encapsulated in global contours. Anamika's philosophy is about innovation with regards to the Indian style, while also keeping it extremely relevant to the modern world. For instance, the dhoti pant, commonly accredited to the brand, is now accepted as a modern high waist trouser worn with a dupatta or the Indian skirt. Another example is the pick up skirt where the silhouette is used within an Indian context. Anamika used soft fabrics with added drapes while clinching it to the waist for structure. Teamed up with kurtas and capes, boots and shirts gives a perfect example of modern relevance.

Seen as highbrow and sartorial in equal measure, Anamika has been reigning the crown of many firsts. From being the first Indian woman to showcase her collection in the Paris Fashion Week to being part of the Business of Fashion 500 list, Anamika is considered a role model to women in India.

Anamika Khanna is all about finding your own personal style and having the dream and vision to express them to the world around you.

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JOURNEY SO FAR...
2021

ICW 2021

This collection is an emotion, a way of rejoicing beauty. It is an acceptance of what is and a celebration of what we are given. This way, we pay homage to the most intricate crafts of India, take from there, the spirit of what was and what will be for eternity.

LFW | Nexa presents AK-OK
by Anamika Khanna

The collection hinges on modernity and is timeless at the same time, pieces that translate easily from day to night and the aesthetic has no borders. The shapes are easy and fluid, the color palette moves from whites and blacks, into blues, little bits of metal and finally into 'everything'.

Lakme Fashion Week | First Ever Phygital Edition

As we constantly move forward, it is inevitable to look back and be inspired by timeless designs. That is the idea behind the collection Anamika Khanna made for the first-ever phygital edition of FDCI x Lakmé Fashion Week. The collection showcases a wide variety of styles for men and women, from asymmetric kurtas to open-cut sherwanis and structured shirts. It’s a homage to the ever-changing nature of the world, where the only thing left behind will be our legacy. The collection weaves a fictional narrative where a 24-year-old finds a treasure trove of textiles in a trunk in an attic and dreams up a collection that is modern, yet recognizes the timelessness of the Indian heritage.

Anamika Khanna opened its flagship store in Mumbai, Kalaghoda in February 2021

2020

Phoenix Art Museum 2020

The Phoenix Art Museum is the largest museum for visual art in the southwest United States. Located in Phoenix, Arizona, the museum is 285,000 square feet (26,500 m2). It displays expansive collection of acclaimed art spanning from the Renaissance to the present. The art museum exhibits Anamika Khanna's couture fashions from the Fall 2019 collection

Blender's Pride Fashion Tour

Pride is in showcasing authentic craftsmanship that’s rooted in Indian heritage. Anamika Khanna showcased her collection on the theme, My Craft My Pride for 15th Edition of #BlendersPrideFashionTour, India’s grand fashion festival.
2019

Everything is AK-OK

Anamika Khanna’s Limited Edition Ready to Wear Collection

HT Most Stylish Designer 2019

The Hindustan Times India’s Most Stylish Awards, 2019 award ceremony recognized the country’s best dressed personalities across Bollywood, music, sports, business and politics.
2018

Lakme Fashion Week’ 18

A collection influenced by various tribes of the world and an amalgamation of the very modern and experimental. There was deconstruction, fringe and print in a palette of crème, ecru, red and the blackest black. The collection was about tribe of strong and powerful women who are not afraid to ‘do their own thing

Featured in BOF500, 2013-2018

The BoF 500 is the definitive professional index of the people shaping the $2.4 trillion fashion industry, hand-selected by the editors of The Business of Fashion, based on hundreds of nominations received from current BoF 500 members, extensive data analysis and research.

Vogue Designer of the year

Awarded as ‘Designer of the Year’ at the at the “Vogue Women of The Year Awards 2018”.
The Vogue Women of the Year awards 2018, was not just about women but also about men who are slowly taking on new paths from the long conventional establishments. A celebration like no other, the award show was a star-studded event from the who’s who of B-Town to the crème de la crème of the Indian fashion industry.
2017
At the official start of UK-India Year of Culture, Anamika was invited by the Queen of England and Duke of Edinburgh at the Buckingham Palace to grace the occasion. Reception at the palace was attended by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as well. Marking the close ties between the two nations, guests were invited from the world of sports, show-business, politics, fashion and the arts to be part of this occasion.
Anamika Khanna addressed the Indian Conference 2017 organized by Harvard Business School. She was invited as the Speaker at the Panel Discussion on "Leadership Challanges for Women in the VUCA World".
2016
When time stood still.
This collection was dedicated to the ephemeral nature of time, to the luxury of it, treading to savour moments in totality.

The collection was ethereal yet strong, respecting shapes like the traditional sharara, however, modernizing them. The sari in a new form, oversized and structured coats, the skirt fuller, the waistlines higher. A simple marriage between then and now.
Hello! Hall of Fame Awards 2016 recently presented Anamika Khanna with Designer of the Year award for her unparalleled contribution to the realm of fashion.

The HELLO! Hall of Fame awards is considered as the nation's most prestigious personality-based awards. Each year they honour individuals from various walks of life who have achieved exceptional success through their hard work, dedication and innovation. The award ceremony is attended by the most renowned names from each industry.
Anamika Khanna was invited to the fourth edition of TEDx IIM Shillong to share her views on the theme 'Confluence in Conflict'.

She spoke about the constant conflict present between individual style and luxurious fashion. She enriched the discussion by sharing certain incidents where she got the best ideas in times of utmost distress . Her talk revolved around the perceptions of fashion and how a confluence can be achieved between global and Indian fashion.
2015
Anamika Khanna put up an incredible fashion show for the promotion of Khadi, with cape-style jackets, fluid silhouettes and statement jewellery. The Gujarat State Khadi and Village Industries Board had organized this fashion show in collaboration with FDCI (Fashion Design Council of India) to promote Khadi under Narendra Modi's 'Made in India' campaign.
The second day of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) 2015 coincided with the 69th year of Indian independence. The gala celebrations ended with glitz and glamour, celebrating the theme of "equality" through a spectacular fashion show by Anamika Khanna. This festival started a never seen before practice of adding an element of charity to it, where the proceedings from the fashion show went to Royal Children's Hospital as aid to those under treatment.
Anamika Khanna brought the curtains down at Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015 with stunning silhouettes in eclectic creations. The collection was a perfect blending of contrasts - 'sculpting' and 'de-sculpting', 'strong' and 'light', 'black' and 'bling'. The collection was much-admired by the industry and ET mentioned the show as "an intense fashion experience that left a lasting, mesmerizing impression on the audience with the ultra-glamorous beauty of the ensembles."
2014
The Italian luxury player, Bvlgari made a comeback in India after a four year hiatus. Bvlgari teamed up with Anamika Khanna for their launch event. The setting for the evening was The Taj Palace, Delhi. Anamika Khanna's genius combined with Bvlgari's modern-age jewellery expertise, left the guests mesmerized.
The second day of Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) 2015 coincided with the 69th Indian Independence Day. The gala celebrations ended with glitz and glamour, celebrating theme of "equality" through a spectacular fashion show by Anamika Khanna and others, honouring the best of Indian cinema. 2015 festival started a never seen before practice of adding an element of charity to it, where the proceedings from the fashion show went to Royal Children's Hospital as aid to those under treatment.
2013
Anamika Khanna wooed London for a cause! The designer helped raise a large sum in the London Fashion Fundraiser, where she showcased her collection during the inaugural Sparkle Gala. The audience was transfixed as the models walked in stunning ensembles between tables in absence of the ramp. The Akshay Patra Foundation received huge support through fundraisers where the involvement was in the spirit of helping malnourished children.
2012
Wanting to give back to society, Anamika helped raise funds for the Tata Medical Centre in Kolkata. Her show was called "Falak ki Jhalak', which focused on raising money for under-privileged cancer patients.
Anamika Khanna made a statement at the Delhi Couture Week 2012, where she presented her collection off-site at the Evoluzione store. She was able to marry the rich Indian craft with a sensual style which was never seen before in India.
2011
Anamika Khanna showcased her Lakme Summer/Resort 2011 with a marked androgynous touch. She stunned the audience by adding a sense of masculinity to an ethnic women's wear collection. 2011 saw Anamika Khanna win the Audi RITZ Icon Award, and the 'She' Award. She was also selected by 'India Today' as one of India's 25 most powerful women in 2011.
2010
Anamika Khanna participated in the Indian Premier London Fashion Week, organised by Idea Weavers, aimed at seamlessly presenting Indian craftsmanship blended with western silhouette to the British-Asian community there. The same year she was honoured with the prestigious Bharat Nirmaan Award.
2009
In 2009, Anamika Khanna had been invited to showcase her collection at the Lakme Grand Finale Fall Winter 2009 edition. She presented a bridal collection featuring modern silhouettes and flawless embroidery on Indian textiles.
2008
Her collection at the HDIL Couture Week 2008 received critical acclaim, being hailed as "one of the best collections seen on the ramp". She was also a part of the Will's Lifestyle India Fashion Week Grand Finale AW 08 edition.

The FICCI Ladies Organization showed their reverence towards the designer by presenting her with the Woman of Substance Award 2008.
2007
The year 2007 came with an invitation to showcase the brand at the Paris Fashion Week, the first by any female Indian designer.

The same year she was also presented with the Marudhar Gaurav Award 2007 from the Kolkata chapter of the Rajasthan Foundation.
2006
After her successful international tryst, she was also featured in the 'Elle 50 Style Icons of the Year', 2006, Verve Power Issue. Other noteworthy mentions were in Verve Perennial Stylish people list, 'Hi Blitz 25 Most beautiful people' and '50 most Influential in the Femina Issue'! She was also presented with the FICCI Ladies Organization's Young Woman Achiever's Award 2006.
2005
Following the success of her show at the Lakme India Fashion Week Grand Finale 2004, was an overwhelming response at the London Fashion Week 2005. Following which she got an exclusive contract with British major, Harrod's and coverage in magazines like Glamour (Paris), Vogue (October 2005, U.K), and Vogue Best Buy.

Back home, she wowed everyone with her collection presented at Will's Fashion Week titled 'The Botanist'. The year also witnessed her being nominated at the MTV Style Awards 2005 for the Designer of the Year.
2004
In 2004, she became the first Indian designer to launch her international label 'Ana Mika' and start retailing globally. In the same year she was awarded with:
The Exports Council Award 2004
The Excellence Award for Outstanding Boutique (Female) 2004
MTV Lycra Style Awards - Designer of the Year 2004
Designer of the Year (Women - Pret ) 2004
The Kingfisher Designer of the Year Award 2004
2003
In 2003, as part of Bridal Asia, Anamika was invited to Pakistan along with two other "fashion gurus" to showcase their exquisite bridal collection there. In fact it was the first time that Indian designers were provided with an opportunity to showcase their collections in Pakistan.
1995
Self-taught in fashion designing, Anamika Khanna's rendezvous with style and fashion began by winning the Damania Fashion award in the year 1995, a prestigious Indian fashion design accolade. At a later stage, she was inducted into the Damania Fashion Hall of Fame.
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