Ilene Ross, my co-host on the Cincy Chic Show, interviewed Avni Trivedi, designer of the Boston-based Avni collection. Avni launched last year, has appeared at multiple national shows and will be featured in tonight’s Cincinnati Fashion Week finale show!
The collection is currently part of 212 Showroom NYC in New York City and is sold in boutiques across the country this year. Avni is also becoming a rising star among luxury eco-fashion labels because of the fabrics, materials and dye processes used in the manufacturing of the clothes.
According to her site: “Avni focuses on offering fashion collections that are environmentally responsible and support the centuries-old artisan cottage fabric-making industry in India. All Avni designs are crafted from fabrics that are commissioned exclusively by Avni. These fabrics are hand-made, utilizing customs that are hundreds of years old and uphold the tradition and history of India’s celebrated artisans. By requisitioning these fabrics, Avni not only helps maintain economic stability for artists, but also helps keep these ancient arts alive. All fabrics are 100% hand-dyed and woven by individual artists.”
Enjoy the webcast interview below with Ilene and Avni! And if you’re coming to the CFW finale, you’ll see her collection work the runway tonight!