With Lakme Fashion week just a week away news about designers highly anticipated collections is coming in. Designer’s draw inspiration from art galleries to paintings from social movements to cultural traditions. Indian Designer Anavila drew her inspiration for her SS’19 Lakme Fashion Week collection while she travelled to Vietnam.
She said, “The Sa Pa region in vietnam has left a lasting impression on me. It has not only creatively inspired me, but the lifestyle of the very industrious Sa Pa women have found its way into my art and collection.”
The Sa Pa tribe is known for women who dress up and have an elegant look. It is common to see these women working long hours on an embroidery piece or stitching up a garment or weaving hemp of paddy fields against a scenic silhouette sky.
Anavila taking inspiration from the tribes mundane routine and how natural materials can be transformed into a sustainable piece of clothing. The collection uses natural yarns like cotton, linen and silk. The distinct feature that sets the collection apart is that it uses 100% natural dyes and the clothes are handwoven. The functional layering in the collection is a strong feature. If you look closely at the pieces of the collection you will find that every piece has carefully been pleated and embroidered. The textiles have been made in West Bengal, Bhuj and the Sa Pa tribe in Vietnam to create the masterpiece collection.
Her collection will be showcased on the third day of Lakme Fashion Week ‘19 at Mumbai’s Jio Garden. The collection will represents the Sa Pa tribe in its totality and spread the message of a more sustainable approach to fashion. The concept of the collection stems from the clothes being minimalist, environment friendly and stylish at the same time.
This collection is totally in sync with the sustainable fashion approach. Many brands and designer’s are using this approach and are curating their collections by using sustainable technological methods.