An evocative anatomy of understated elegance with comfort and thoughtful designs as her brand core designer Anavila Misra primes up for her debut this Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2014. Known for her work with hand-woven linen and handcrafted garments, she unveils yet another stunning collection ‘The secret life of the forest’.
Encapsulating her journey and weaving her inspirations, Anavila’s creations are a replica of the women from the tribes. As a world of fantasy and secrets unfolds before her, taking inspirations from the forests; a facsimile of mystery, beauty and fear she reincarnates them in her collection. Each Sari is an epitome of luxury in handcraft where each piece takes approximately two months to be created giving specific attention to detail.
Keeping her contemporary collection traditionally rooted, Anavila explores various drapes in her saris. A persistent user of natural fabrics like Cotton, Jute and Linen, her ensembles are crafted with 100% hand-woven linen. Employing a range of light and sober hues like ecru, burnt rose, black, indigo, white, sap green and ochre, she gives the garments a soothing milieu. She completes her concoction with an eclectic mix of motifs using forms like khatwa, sujani, batik, hand texturing, and weaving on her saris.
Designer Anavila Misra humbly shares, “I am glad and excited with my debut at LFW SR 2014. It fascinates me how the tribals are exposed to life of fantasies and secrets, and the forests meet their everyday basic needs of fire, food, shelter and even clothing. The raw and basic beauty of women inspires my collection and is hence aptly named – the secret life of forest.”
Anavila dedicates her concoction to the tribal women who she works very closely with and who inspire her to make a difference.