“Revelation IIKA” for the Anaiikka label by Kanikka Salluja brought a stylish revolution at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015. It was the birth of the new Indian woman that inspired Kanikka’s creativity and the very strong but stylish presentation on the runway. The fabric choice was just high graded silk but the colors were striking and glamorous as flesh, salmon, sinduri, teal, Neel blue and tulsi green breathed life into the stunning ensembles.
The silhouettes had to match the feminine aggressive mood of the collection, so Kanikka unleashed her version of the warrior saree, fish tail lehengas worn with cropped warrior blouses and shrugs, dhoti pants and tiny fitted tops. Mirror work featured regularly for the pleated creations, the dhoti saree with leather bustier, green peplum blouse with satin skirt and electric blue net kurta over harem pants.
Shararas were teamed with draped saree, while a turquoise blue lehenga looked stunning with a shirt-tail long sleeve blouse. The glittering peplum bustier and saree, dhoti cowl pants, a mini-cum-maxi asymmetric skirt and draped melon gown followed the theme. The purple tulip skirt with embroidered pants and flared bolero with column gown completed the fierce line of women’s wear.
Ending the show was the talented newcomer Akshara Hasan, star of the movie Shamitabh, who slowly moved down the ramp in a very elaborate white net warrior queen gown encrusted with silver and intense matching jewellery.
Fierce fashion never looked more striking, stunning and visually arresting as “Revelation IIKA” for Anaiikka by Kanikka Salluja’s collection did.