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.

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12 Comments on “Toronto Designer Spotlight: Anu Raina”

  1. Nena says:

    Cool stuff !!!

  2. Neerja says:

    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….!

    • Jordana says:

      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

  3. Sam says:

    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 !!

    • Jordana says:

      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

  4. Anu says:

    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.

  5. Anu says:

    ….. thank you Sam, Neerja & Nena

  6. Gary says:

    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!

  7. Michelle says:

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

    Michelle

    • Jordana says:

      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

  8. Anu says:

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


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