Inspirations: Anu Raina

Sartorially speaking, this time of year is a confusing one. It has been as the mildest winter I’ve ever experienced north of 49th parallel. But even as we barrel through the last few weeks of it, Toronto temps are not quite ready to pop out the petunias (yet). As someone recently expressed on Twitter – and I paraphrase – “I really love my red wool coat, but I am sick of wearing it!”

Well, if we can’t yet wear it, at least we can soon buy it. Anu Raina‘s latest line comes to our fashion rescue with a cheerful, color splashed collection. Inspired by chandeliers in the glass-making capital of Murano, Italy, Anu Raina deferred to the masters’ glass making techniques in using movement to achieve similar results digitally with color and dye. Fabrics range from silks to viscose to linens. The result is a vibrant, energetic collection fit for work and play at an incredibly reasonable price point of $70 – $399. Look for pieces at Shopgirls boutique, Studio Fresh and Distill Gallery in Toronto and The Velvet Room Boutique in Vancouver.

Check the website for full collection and retailers.

Cappucino shorts, 95% Viscose, 5% Spandex
Swirl dress, 100% silk
Ivory jacket, 100% linen; Swirl long skirt – 100% silk
Starburst t-shirt dress, 95% viscose, 5% spandex
Petunia jacket, 100% silk
Impressions Long Dress, 95% viscose, 5% spandex and & 100% linen