The courtyard of Raw Mango’s flagship store in Colaba, Mumbai, witnessed a warm sit-down dinner, co-hosted by designer, Sanjay Garg along with textile enthusiasts, Kiran Rao and Gayatri Rangachari-Shah, to celebrate the launch of Raw Mango’s ‘Midnight’ collection of botanically inspired saris and garments.

The décor of the evening seemed to transport guests deep into a forest shrouded by the night – flowers of the dark adorning the courtyard, the dramatic mood was revealed through the details. Dozens of flickering candles created a magical ambience which further enhanced the theme of the night.

The ‘Midnight’ collection takes inspiration from the flowers that bloom after the sun sets, and the nocturnal creatures that awaken after dusk. Hand-painted botanical motifs have been digitally transferred onto sheer silks, in sultry purples, blues and charcoals. The designs are reminiscent of miniature paintings, where the finer, elaborate details create a dramatic mood, only revealed in the absence of ligh,”said the designer


Among those who attended the intimate affair included, Anupama Chopra, Sanjana Kapoor, Lisa Ray, Mini Mathur, Priyanka Bose, Prerna Malhotra, Tasneem Mehta, Anushka Manchanda, Cecilia Morelli-Parikh, Divya Thakur, Beenu Bawa, Prarthana Singh, Hema Shroff-Patel, Shireen Gandhy, Vasu Gandhi, Greg Foster, Nimish Shah, Preeta Sukhtankar, Aditi Kothari and Suchi Kothari.