WRAP YOURSELF IN POETIC DRAPES BY DESIGNER ANAVILA MISRA
Your search for authentic artisanal sarees ends here
The pioneer of linen sarees in India, Anavila Misra has been a patron of various craft clusters across the country. She has worked tirelessly to create drapes which keep you cool throughout the summer at a pace which is sustainable for both the makers as well as the consumers. Not only has she gained a cult-followership of saree lovers, but she also has sound favouritism from a slew of celebrities and A-listers for her brand, you can easily spot Kiran Rao, Dia Mirza, Kajol, Sonali Bendre, and Nandita Das donning the brand’s organic sarees from time to time.
If you are looking to add some handloom pieces with an innovative touch to your wardrobe, then you are at the right place. Every item from her collections is built to last and they are sure to serve you season after season. Here is a list of our favourite six-yard gorgeousness from her recent collections.
Fancy a saree to inspire the painter in you? This piece with a brushstroke effect on the border is perfect to look peachy this summer. We suggest that you drape the border like a scarf in the front to go for an understated cool look on a balmy day. Isn’t it perfect for a midday cocktail with friends?
It’s called the Ganga Jamuna Zari Saree in soothing watercolour hues. While this pink linen piece will look effortlessly stylish all year round, we can see one wearing this to a summer wedding with some pretty baubles and a wine coloured scallop blouse to steal the show!
Did someone say brunch? It’s everyone’s favourite occasion to dress up and we recommend moving over cute floral dresses and slipping into this elegant floral saree! This hand-painted linen one in beige has it all – lovely stripes, wilted flowers reminding us of autumn, and an earthy colour palette. It’s the modern look which makes this one a hands-down winner for a time when you want to balance comfort with tradition. Complete the look with blush-toned makeup, some light jewelry, and a golden brown blouse.
Looking for something more festive? Perhaps, you could try this beautiful checkered green saree in Jamdani weave. Note the little flower-patterned all over the saree and the gold detailing on the border. It’s a nice pick to steer clear off all the oh-so-heavy, ornamental ethnic wear which weighs you down. Dare to take the linen route this season and look fresh as a flower in this one!
Photo credits: Anavila Misra
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Our search wouldn’t have been over without the perfect white saree. We found so many in Anavila’s collection but this one with the scallop print detail took our heart at one glance! The cross-stitch floral pattern in summery sorbet hues exudes freshness to the hilt. We would love to take this one out on a spin for any daytime occasions.
This one is our special mention and it’s perfect for anyone looking for an easy wear yet statement-making saree for work – it’s colour blocked with tie and dye technique in bold shades of yellow, green, and blue. Try for an interesting and unique style of drape to stand apart from the crowd!
Photo credits: Anavila Misra
If you love the idea of Anavila’s trademark handwoven linen, then you can check out her entire collection here – it features easy separates like trousers, tunics, and tops too. Ready to experiment with your saree collection?
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