Exclusive Sneak Peek: Anushka Khanna’s Collection for Lakme Fashion Week

Have you ever felt the anxiousness as the crowd waits to get in, right before the fashion show begins? Fashionistas trying to guess what the collection would be like?

We got a chance to witness the pre-event photoshoot (FYI it was superfun!) Love us for this, for we bring you exclusive sneak peek into Anushka Khanna’s collection prior to her show at Lakme Fashion Week.

1) What is the inspiration for your collection?

Anushka Khanna Lakme Fashion Week 2014 Collection

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.

2) Which trends have you incorporated into your collection?

Anushka Khanna Lakme Fashion Week 2014 Collection

I have used elements that will be major this season. You’ll see kimono dresses, slit dresses, bomber jackets, gold lame, dark florals etc.

3) When will it hit the retail stores?

It should hit the stores by this May.

4) What is the color palette like?

Anushka Khanna Lakme Fashion Week 2014 Collection

The color palette is rich with darker floral, deeper tones like burgundy, burnt orange and olive green.

5) Do you believe in getting a showstopper? If yes, who should we be looking forward to at LFW?

For me, its really important that the star fit the collection. Last season, I had Alia Bhatt doing our campaign and video because she perfectly epitomized the spirit of the collection. I haven’t used a show-stopper yet and I don’t have any plans to for the near future.

6) What look have you given to the models for the photo shoot? What is the theme of the shoot?

Designer Anushka Khanna Lakme Fashon Week Collection

We wanted to bring out the floral theme of the collection, so we shot in a nursery. Keeping in mind the prints and embellishments on the clothes we kept the hair, make-up and accessories very simple.

As the excitement for Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2014 builds up, stay tuned to catch all the updates here.


Models: Nibedita and Anna Therese
Hair and Make: Ambrin Feroz and Ayesha Wadiwala, Juice Salon
Photographer: Hashim Badani

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