Presented jointly by Fashion Design Council of India and Lakmé Fashion Week, the Opening Show is being hosted at Mumbai’s new iconic destination, the Fountain of Joy, at the Jio World Centre
National, 6th October 2022: The Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) and Lakmé Fashion Week announce the Opening Show by Anamika Khanna’s pret label AK-OK. It will be hosted at the Fountain of Joy at the Jio World Centre on the 11th of October 2022 in Mumbai’s Bandra Kurla Complex. Anamika Khanna will be launching the much-awaited menswear line along with the highly coveted womenswear collection as part of the new AK-OK collection showcase.
For the second consecutive year, FDCI x Lakmé Fashion Week is being held at the Jio World Convention Centre. Located in the heart of Mumbai’s business district, Bandra Kurla Complex, the landmark destination is India’s largest & foremost venue for marquee exhibitions, conventions, and social events. The curtain raiser, ‘AK-OK by Anamika Khanna’ on 11th October will be the first ever fashion show to be held at Mumbai’s new iconic destination, the Fountain of Joy, which is a dedication to the people of Mumbai by Mrs. Nita Ambani.
The show will set in motion the return to an entirely physical, season-fluid edition of FDCI X Lakmé Fashion Week scheduled from 12-16 October 2022. The five-day FDCI x Lakmé Fashion Week season showcase will unfold through the convention centre’s several transformative spaces in never- seen- before formats.
AK-OK’s exciting new drop will showcase white cottons, prints in silk, and handmade shiboris, with the peeping-in of denims occasionally. Audiences can expect the latest collection to stay true to the label’s DNA with a melange of abstract prints, embroideries and silhouettes that are a foray into wilder prints, with a fresh 3D definition.
Anamika Khanna, Creative Director, AK-OK said, “I am elated to collaborate with Fashion Design Council of India and Lakmé Fashion Week. My AK-OK story began at home and went on to travel the whimsical, yet relaxed road, making every journey its own. Be it a draped dress, pyjama set, jacket, or the quintessentially timeless white kurta, this collection is a colour-infused version of my personal style, with the diversity of apparel being created to find its essence with the wearer as they see fit.”
Anamika Khanna further added, “It’s an absolute dream to be presenting the showcase at the Fountain of Joy at Jio World Centre. The Jio World Centre with its state-of-the-art infrastructure is changing the landscape of events held in India and its world class amenities are beyond compare.”
The alfresco venue will further add to the charm of a brand that truly allows for a customer to wear AK-OK in endlessly creative ways. As fashion enthusiasts sit under the stars, they can expect the showcase to echo a surprise of contrasts. They get together to imbibe Anamika’s favourite mantra, that “everything is and will be AK-OK!”
Sunil Sethi, Chairman FDCI commented, “We are enthralled for Anamika Khanna’s AK-OK to uncover their coveted new collection at FDCI X Lakmé Fashion Week’s Opening Show. We can’t wait for the audience to discover a new experience from an incredibly passionate designer exploring new avenues. We look forward to witnessing an amalgamation of luxury ready to wear pieces that are intrinsically global yet Indian in outlook and in design philosophy.”
Jaspreet Chandok, Head RISE Fashion and Lifestyle said, “We are delighted to welcome AK-OK and Anamika Khanna as they return to FDCI X Lakmé Fashion Week. We couldn’t think of a better way to launch this season at Jio World Centre with its expansive spaces and distinguished hospitality.”