Toronto Designer Spotlight: Anu Raina

Anu Raina logo

I recently had the pleasure of “meeting” (via blogging and email) Toronto-based textile designer Anu Raina. Flipping through her portfolio, I was quickly drawn to the diverse detailing in her creations (silk-screened prints, burnt holes in silk, staples). Although for the most part her work extends beyond my four-colour rule, she did manage to hook me in with her hand-crafted Salad Recipe apron and tea towel set.

Anu Raina's pigment-printed Salad Recipe apron, $70

Anu Raina's attention to detail

Only the best: Leather strings on Anu Raina's Salad Recipe apron

Anu Raina's Salad Recipe t-towel, $48 set of two

Anu Raina's T-towel: Pretty enough to frame

It just goes to show you – no matter how detail-oriented and colourful a person might be, there’s always room for white! Thoughts?

P.S. Anu Raina will be exhibiting her work this month at The Clothing Show in Toronto (Sept 24-26) so if you’re in the area, you can meet her at Booth #558. Anu Raina will also be featured on Fashion in Motion this month so stay tuned.

All images courtesy of Anu Raina.

12 Comments

  1. Nena September 7, 2010

    Cool stuff !!!

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    • Jordana September 7, 2010

      Definitely. Have you checked out Anu Raina’s full website yet? She designs a whole range of cool items!
      -J

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  2. Neerja September 7, 2010

    Anu, your conceptualization is both simple and complex at the same time. I love the simplicity of stark Black and White BUT the font type has dressed up the designs so elegantly. Love them…Great work….But why am I not surprised….Hmmmmm….!

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    • Jordana September 7, 2010

      Neerja,
      So well put! The font on the apron & t-towel definitely drew me in. I think it’s bold, elegant and energetic all at the same time. Thanks for your comment!
      -Jordana

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  3. Sam September 7, 2010

    I ain’t seen a black and white apron so interestin before. This designer is fresh but I like her work. Do you have a website where we can buy or see other stuff from your gallery?

    Happy to see Canada is getting its own talented line of designers !!

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    • Jordana September 7, 2010

      Thanks for your comment Sam. You’re right – Canada does have plenty of talented designers and I’m happy to showcase them here. You can learn more about Anu Raina and her designs on her website: http://www.anuraina.com/index.php You can buy some of her creations online (through her website) or at a few stores in Toronto.
      -Jordana

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  4. Anu September 7, 2010

    Yes , Canada has lot of talented designers…..just wait and watch. I’m so happy to hear the comments about my logo….thank you Jordana.

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  5. Anu September 7, 2010

    ….. thank you Sam, Neerja & Nena

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  6. Gary September 9, 2010

    I will look forward to meeting with Anu at the Clothing Show. I checked her website, incredible versatility! Thanks Jordana for these wonderful posts, love em!

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  7. Michelle September 10, 2010

    Wow, these items are simply beautiful. Thanks for introducing us to Anu, Jordana!

    Michelle

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    • Jordana September 15, 2010

      Glad to help out! I am going to miss Anu at the clothing show this year but hope many others will have a chance to see her creations in person!
      -J

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  8. Anu September 10, 2010

    Thank you Gary and Michelle….I look forward to meeting with you at the Clothing show too.

    Reply

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