Runway Report

'What a difference an A makes. Anamika Khanna transmits a crisp and clear message that 'Everything is AK-OK' in the showing that opened Lakmé Fashion Week in partnership with the Fashion Design Council of India. 


AK-OK, an extension of Anamika Khanna's eponymous label, is popular for its Indian streetwear vibe with an elevated aesthetic. The mix of homegrown textiles, denim, prints, handmade shibori and tie-dye is showcased beautifully, reflecting her ideology of breathing life into heritage textile craft with current design and cutting-edge construction. So it was no wonder this was a highly anticipated showing that drew Mumbai A-list to the outdoor venue next to the Fountain Of Joy at Jio World Convention Centre. 


The looks that would definitely fly off the shelves would be the denim, the monogrammed crop tops, the print-on-print sets, the dhotis, and of course the ripped palazzos. I loved the play of bohemian silhouettes and structure, drapes and athleisure, prints and hand work. And, of course, the introduction of menswear. Yet, the ‘gajras’ that accessorised many of the looks to purr-fection was the highlight — particularly the trail of mogras under a baseball cap and peeping out of totes.


The message was loud and clear — you should own the looks by styling it your way. There are no rules!!