by Anjori Grover Vasesi
02-February-2019 | 1 min read
Inspired by the lifestyle of the industrious Sa Pa tribe women based in Vietnam, Anavila created her SS’19 collection based on the concept of mobility and minimalism.
Showcased on Day 3 of Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2019, in Mumbai, designer Anavila Misra’s organic line was evocatic of fluidity, lightness and natural splendour.
Masterful techniques such as pleating, cording, embroidery, hand batik are a mainstay throughout the collection. Anavila carefully selected the yarns for the collection that is entirely handwoven and handcrafted.
Fabrics such as cotton, linen, silk were dyed in a mélange of colours using 100 per cent natural dyes that were majorly prepared at clusters in West Bengal, Bhuj and Sa-Pa, Vietnam.
Functional layering in a colour palette dominant of natural hues of whites, beige and tones of peach, leaf green, indigo and charcoal defined the collection which featured comfy tunics, long kaftans and languid maxis. A special mention to the weaves here, which appeared to be mesh-like at times, accentuated the blouses, tunics and kurtas forming the collection.
Anavila’s 6-yard signature- the sari, was reimagined in the Vietnamese style of dressing, with heightened focus on the intricate weaves of the drape. Her trademark loose comfy pants, appeared alongside floor- length flowing coats.
Easy, comfortable and stylish, the silhouettes seamlessly transition from leisure to work.