As soon as I put up a photo of theÂ Anahita capsule from International Fashion Week, lots of you wrote to me with questions: What is it? How come we didn’t know anything about this new capsule?
Let me fix this omission….
Anahita – one of the earliest of the Great Mothers,Â she is theÂ ancient Persian goddess of wisdom, water, fertility, patroness of women as well as goddess of war. Sounds very much like the modern working woman – all things to everybody!Â Anahita is usually depictedÂ as a beautiful woman with full breasts and a strong body and robed in fine gowns and jewels.
What betterÂ role model forÂ theÂ capsule whichÂ I was inspired to develop after listening to the comments of two of my friends!Â They had quite precise technical requirements – nightgowns must have sleeves, bust support (but not as tight as a bra), be comfortable but not voluminous and of courseÂ something elegant, something they will feel special wearing. This is aÂ request that many women would relate toÂ yetÂ it is aÂ request which they struggle to fulfil.
So my Anahita nightgown features clever cut which drape and flatter but don’t cling in the wrong places. Â The Empire bustline has secret support to give a great shape without the need for a bra and the gown is embellished with a delicate handmade posy of fuchsia flowers.
The verdict from my friends after wearing my Anahita capsule?Â “A big thank youÂ for combining style, comfortÂ and elegance!Â I feel like I am wearing an evening gown not a nightgown!” Doesn’t every modern day goddess deserve to feel this way!