Anavila Misra’s carved a niche for herself in the market with her lightweight linen saris. But with her Summer/Resort ’15 collection, she’s bound to open up her label to a whole new audience.
Sure she had her signature saris, casually draped over loose-fitting, navel-grazing blouses. But she also introduced roomy kurtas worn over slim Kantha pants.
The palette this time around included her favourite greys and pistachio greens, along with lemon yellow, robin egg blue and blush pink.
We can see younger women pulling these pieces out of their mothers’ closets, or making their own purchases, to be styled in any way they see fit. The Kantha pants with a boyfriend shirt and denim jacket, perhaps? The floral sari blouse worn over high-waisted flared trousers? Or perhaps the checkered sari for an elegant sit-down dinner.
With this collection, Misra has taken a small step off her customary path, and we’re looking forward to seeing where this road takes her.