Known for her signature subtle hues and understated silhouettes, Anavila Misra can easily be credited for initiating a sari renaissance in India. Her interplay of linen, khadi and raw silk does not only acquire a special place in every hand loom enthusiasts wardrobe but also makes her stand out in a market where repetition is hidden in the garb of embellishments and experimental colour scheme thrives.
’Blur’, Misra’s latest collection showcased at the ongoing Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2017 was by far her strongest. Veering away from her pleasant pastel-y colour scheme she inched towards a stronger colour palate comprising of brown, wine, deep blue, greys and black. However, the use of metallics gave her collection a grander dimension. Saris in metal grey with floral surface work, gold mandarin collared blouses and copper trench coats stood out in her line.
Adding a streak of variety to the ensemble were hand-block-printed lightweight robes, pleated trousers and pant suits with khatwa work.
From a sari obsessed millennial to jet a setting corporate honcho, there was something for everyone.