ANAMIKA'S tryst with design and style began with the Damania Fashion Award in 1995, which saw the beginning of her label ANAMIKA KHANNA.
Her major achievements include:
An induction into the Damania Fashion Hall of Fame, the Exports Council Award, the Texcellence Award for Outstanding Boutique (Female), the Kingfisher Designer of the Year Award 2004, the Marudhar Gaurav Award 2007 from the Rajasthan Foundation, Kolkata Chapterthe FICCI Ladies Organisation's Young Woman Achiever's Award 2006.
She was nominated at the MTV Youth Icon Awards 2003 as the Breakthrough Designer of the Year, at the MTV Lycra Style Awards 2004 as the Designer of the Year, at the F Awards as the Designer of the Year (Women - Prêt), 2004 and received a nomination at the MTV Style Awards 2005 for the Designer Of The Year. She was also featured in the Elle 50 Style Icons of the Year, 2006 and in the Verve Power Issue 2006. She has been invited to showcase her collection at the Will's Lifestyle India Fashion Week Grand Finale AW 2008 edition again this year.
Following closely on the heels of the success of her show at the Lakme India Fashion Week Grand Finale 2004 was an overwhelming response at the London Fashion Week 2005. This was followed with an exclusive contract with Harrod's and coverage in magazines like Glamour (Paris), Vogue (October 2005), (U.K) and Vogue Best Buy.
In 2003, as part of Bridal Asia, Anamika was invited to Pakistan to showcase her exquisite bridal collection. With colour, craft and texture as her forte, trousseau wear is naturally her area of specialisation.
Anamika's new international label, Ana Mika, showcasing for four seasons at the London Fashion Week and at trade shows in Paris, Singapore, New York and Los Angeles, retails through about 80 stores in the UK, USA, Japan and Europe. In 2007 she was invited to showcase the brand at the Paris Fashion Week, the first for any Indian designer.
She also retails through her flagship store in Kolkata, Carma and Ogaan (New Delhi), Ensemble and Kimaya (Mumbai), Evoluzione (Chennai) and Elahe (Hyderabad) to name a few.
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