Mumbai: Designer Anushka Khanna presented an exciting new chapter in her design story with her Winter/Festive 2013 collection titled ‘Starry, Starry Night’.
Models were seen sashaying down the ramp in her stunning collection which is all about fresh, easy glamour at Day 2 of the Lakme Fashion Week. The show was attended by well known faces like Karan Johar, Ayan Mukherjee, Monisha Jaising, Haseena Jethmalani, Radha Kapoor, Aushwarya Nair, Renu Chainani, Surily Goel, Sagarika Gatge and Akanksha Agarwal.
This season, Khanna has worked with photographer Hashim Badani to bring a new focus and perspective to her prints and surface textures. Using geometry as the starting point, Khanna has brought to life details of Badani’s photographs into digital prints.
The collection has a strong sportswear influence. Heavily embroidered sweatshirts, track pants as eveningwear, and racer back and slip dresses for the red carpet, play a starring role in the show. With only bursts of colour, Khanna chooses a more subdued palette, letting her embroidery be the focus. Her dark palette of navy, grey and black with gunmetal, blue and black beadwork with bright colours represent the captivating stars in the night sky. For the first time, she has also incorporated leather appliqué into her embroidery, and worked on creating graphic shapes.
This collection continues with Khanna’s strength of classic silhouettes with intricate embroidery and one-of-a-kind prints. With a combination of intricate designs with neatly cut silhouettes in flawless colous palates, Khanna’s new collection is the perfect representation of sportswear and red carpet elegance!