A sought after name in conscious luxury wear, Anavila, closes Sustainable Fashion Day at Lakme Fashion Week with her Autumn Winter collection, Blur.
The enormous wrought-iron gates opened to a solely lit, graveled pathway, set between a peaceful garden. It was as if the gates secretly opened after hours, for a romantic rendezvous under the dark skies on a winter night.
Intriguing music filled the space as the models walked down the pathway in deep olive ensembles, reflecting the hidden greens of the lush, floral garden. The collection built up colour with brown, wine, deep blue and grey as the music moved to stronger notes.
Burgundy stained lips and upheavaled hairdos added a sense of fervent passion into the look.
To complement her designs, Anavila crafted beautiful handmade bags that can double as slings. Leafy motifs in silver and gold accessorized the garments in a minimalistic manner.
The designer showcased her brilliance on a path less trodden with a whole new colour palette on saris, trench coats, jackets, pleated trousers and trouser suits. Delicate floral patchwork, khatwa and hand-blockprinting breathed romance into the collection.
The music peaked its intensity to welcome black in fluid, flirtatious and feminine forms. Sustainable Fashion Day at Lakme Fashion Week concluded by romanticizing a black as the night collection, a beautiful surprise by Anavila.
“Blur is my expression that brings out form and subtle design to the forefront of fashion with the unmatched intrigue of black. Black as a colour or the lack of it is probably the only one that connects us to the universe as we see it and my subtle specks of silver and gold lie on the sky bed of black like stars in the sky. I am thrilled and inspired with what has come out,” shares Anavila.
Friends of the designer Dia Mirza, Kalki Koechlin, Sona Mohapatra, Manasi Scott, Ira Dubey, Tillotama Shome, Sonali Kulkarni, Ahana Kumra, Mini Mathur, Mandira Bedi and Auritra Ghosh applauded Blur from the front rows.