Textile artist, Anu Raina debuted her hand crafted clothing line at LGFW.Â Anu Raina Fall Winter 2011 – 2012 features hand dyed and printed pieces. She used details such as excerpts from her poetry, painting and embroidery.
“This collection is an extension of my Autobiographical artwork titled Chapter 2, Page 1, that is going to be exhibited at
Pearson Airport from April16 to October 3, 2011,â€ says Anu Raina “”My work has evolved as a juxtaposition of my urban and the traditional self that I left behind. In this collection, I have tried to trace my own transition. I have used motifs like haystack, paisley, Talim â€“ a weaving code of Pashmina shawls â€“ marks I made with toothpaste on the mirror, and the things I grew up with around me. I have tied it all with a poem in French I once wrote about my mother, which would roughly translate in English as:
When I was little
I woke up very late.
I would wait for my mother to come and wake me up.
She would know very well that my sleep was just a big pretension.
She would smile at me and in her arms she would pick me up and I would open
my eyes slowly to see the smiling face of my mother.â€ (source: press release)
Anu Raina used silk, wool, viscose, chiffon, organza, taffeta and modal. The collection featured easy wearing pants, tops and dresses. There were a lot of beautiful scarves in the collection, I can see these being very retail friendly. I liked the dressed and tunics in the collection more than the other separates.
Watch the Anu Raina Fall Winter 2011 – 2012 fashion show
See photos from the Anu Raina Fall Winter 2011 – 2012 collection
Photos taken for I want – I got by Paul Ross of Opique.com