A spectacular Grand Finale by Anamika Khanna brings the 25th season of Lakmé Fashion Week to a close


In a perfect conclusion to the celebration of its 15-year milestone, Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015 witnessed a magnificent Grand Finale by design priestess Anamika Khanna. Anamika’s collection was inspired by ‘Sculpt’- the Lakmé beauty statement for the season.

A truly avant-garde couturier, Anamika’s interpretation of Sculpt was a display of craftsmanship and construction. With structured drapes, it was a fearless line, not confined to rules but an innovative blend of ‘sculpting’ and ‘de-sculpting’. Indian crafts were used in structural forms. The colour story played with silver, gold, ivory, gunmetal, black, soft pink, nude and a strong blue.

The experimental silhouettes played with structural drapes. Anamika researched extensively with embroidery like zardosi, thread and metallic work to reinvent it to match the inspirations for her strong but quiet creations.

Whether it was the silhouettes, colours, embroidery or fabrics, the “Sculpt” collection by Anamika Khanna was an intense fashion experience that left a lasting, mesmerizing impression on the audience with the ultra-glamorous beauty of the ensembles.

Each look on the runway was completed with Lakmé’s new range of Absolute Sculpt Matte lipsticks and accentuated through structured hairdos. Anamika’s models strutted down the runway with well-defined and contoured matte lips in a stunning palette of rich plums, deep reds and feminine pinks. Backstage, the sculpted looks were crafted by Lakmé makeup expert, Natasha Nischol, in collaboration with Lakmé Absolute Salon hair experts.

Adding to the grandeur of this 15-year celebratory finale was an appearance by Lakmé face Kareena Kapoor Khan who played muse to both Anamika and Natasha.

Talking about her finale collection Anamika said, “It has been an absolute honor to be a part of this grand 15 year celebration. Lakmé’s Sculpt statement was a very inspiring theme to work with for my Grand Finale collection. It is an eclectic mix of construction and deconstruction and I have played with a lot with drapes, Indian dhoti’s and long flowy jackets – all silhouettes that truly captures my vision of Sculpt.”

Purnima Lamba, Head of Innovation at Lakme said, “Sculpt is all about a modern and structured look, with a focus on matte lips, which we see as the big trend this season. Anamika’s creations and Natasha’s make up have magnificently brought alive our vision of Sculpt.”