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.
ICW 2021This 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 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'.
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Lakme Fashion Week | First Ever Phygital EditionAs 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
Phoenix Art Museum 2020The 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 TourPride 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.
Everything is AK-OKAnamika Khanna’s Limited Edition Ready to Wear Collection
HT Most Stylish Designer 2019The Hindustan Times India’s Most Stylish Awards, 2019 award ceremony recognized the country’s best dressed personalities across Bollywood, music, sports, business and politics.
Lakme Fashion Week’ 18A 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, 2013-2018The 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 yearAwarded 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.
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.
The FICCI Ladies Organization showed their reverence towards the designer by presenting her with the Woman of Substance Award 2008.
The same year she was also presented with the Marudhar Gaurav Award 2007 from the Kolkata chapter of the Rajasthan Foundation.
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.
• 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
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