After all the festive bling one wore and saw in the last few days, muted tones can offer a refreshing change. And that’s why we have turned our gaze to the recently launched collection by one of the poster girls of sustainable fashion in India, Anavila Mishra.
Her Autumn/Winter 2018 Collection is now available at Ogaan and Good Earth in a monochrome colour palette. “I wanted a different approach to festive fashion and that’s why I chose muted colours with subtle grey tones,” says the Mumbai-based designer. The colours that one can notice this time are ecru, mustard, green, powder blue, peach and soft pink. Known for popularising handmade yarn, the graduate from National Institute of Fashion Technology, Delhi, created stunning yet simple khadi and linen saris for actress Sonam Kapoor who sported them in the film Padman and during the promotional activities. Hence, Anavila can be credited for taking jamdani and khadi to the runway, Bollywood and beyond.
Earn your stripes
Talking about her festive collection, she says, “This is the first time I have ventured into curating the entire look for my patrons; for instance, the saris come with designed blouses, sometimes with layers.” Some of the striking looks from her collection include a peach sari in jamdani, a powder pink floral sari paired with a striped linen blouse, a Ganga Jamuna linen zari sari with a broad silver border which has a subtle festive sheen without being over the top. That apart, what caught our eye was a golden grid sari paired with a mustard khadi blouse and a mint tie-dye linen sari. There’s a subtle grey autumn plaid linen sari, paired with a yellow plaid blouse and looks really chic. The anti-fit blouses that Anavila has created for the saris add to the easy charm. In her collection, one can see the happy co-existence of stripes, block printing and checks with florals. The same monochrome aesthetic extends to the tunics, kurtas, Indian tunics paired with straight cut trousers.
Rs 13,500 onwards for saris.
Rs 8,000 onwards for tunics.