Dramatic capes and coats are our raison d’etre these days, and Anamika Khanna can be counted on to deliver both in spades.
Anamika Khanna’s Summer Resort 2015 show at Lakme Fashion Week was swoon-worthy. Intricate embroidery, minimal embellishment, and extensive draping are all hallmarks of the designer’s brand, which is favoured by actors like Sonam Kapoor, Soha Ali Khan and Kareen Kapoor. This collection continued with the fashion story that’s been weaved throughout her past two shows; an exhibit in Calcutta during Indian Couture Week 2014, and her runway presentation at Delhi Couture Week 2013, where she showcased lovely embroidered capes, draped dhoti pants, and dhoti saris.
As such, there weren’t a lot of surprises from Anamika Khanna at this Lakme Fashion Week show, but she did deliver pieces that were artfully draped, glamorous, dramatic, and surprisingly wearable. The delicate sheer cape with white-on-white embroidery would look beautiful with both a black sari and a white slip dress. The monochromatic collection was punctuated by metallic embroidery, hints of the palest pinks and creams, and shots of midnight blue.
The dramatic floor-sweeping coats earn a place on our covet list for summer this year – but really, every item from the show has a spot on the list.