Designer Anamika Khanna says we should stop aping trends blindly

Designer Anamika Khanna says we should stop aping trends blindly.

brunch Updated: Mar 15, 2015 12:57 IST
Aastha atray Banan
Aastha atray Banan
Hindustan Times
Anamika Khanna have been designing since 2004. How has Indian fashion changed?

It’s been a revolution. There was no "industry" 15 years ago. We created "outfits", now we create "collections". But we are still very young. We are on a journey, and that means it’s going to get messy – there is a lot of experimentation, chaos and mistakes.

A fashion tip for Indian women.
To edit. Not everything can be worn at the same time. Recognise your style and work with that, don’t follow everything blindly. Indian fashionistas need to relax!

What key trends do you see for 2015?
It’s a trendless world, thanks to the high street. Trends come and go. Just do what works for you.

Tell us about your finale show.
We’ve tried to interpret “sculpt” differently. It’s about extreme tailoring but also fluidity. And it’s all about using Indian crafts to sculpt. Sculpt is a big obsession worldwide and that’s what we are working with.

From HT Brunch, March 15
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First Published: Mar 15, 2015 12:36 IST