MUMBAI (Staff Report) – Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton, who are on a week-long tour to Asia, played cricket with children on the first day of their India tour on Tuesday.
One of the outfits that Kate Middleton wore for her first outing was by Anita Dongre.
The duchess made her first visit to Oval Maidan for a children’s cricket match and meeting with local children where she had a great time playing cricket with Sachin Tendulkar.
She also visited the Banganga water tank in Malabar Hill in.
The tunic dress is a classic composition of Mughal inspired motifs in a summery georgette fabric from the label’s latest ‘Love Notes’ collection which was showcased at the recently concluded Lakme Fashion Week – Spring Summer 2016.
Anita Dongre was the first Indian designer that the duchess wore during this India tour.
Anita Dongre has been at the forefront of fashion for over 20 years, having created one of the most successful fashion houses in India. Launched in 1995, the House of Anita Dongre (formerly And Designs India Ltd.) comprises a portfolio of brands namely AND (western wear brand for women), Global Desi (boho chic brand for women) and the luxury brand Anita Dongre offering bespoke bridal, couture, luxury prêt (Grassroot), menswear and handcrafted gold jadau jewellery (Pinkcity).
A metaphor for supreme craftsmanship, Anita Dongre’s designs showcase Indian aesthetics in a contemporary language. Inspired by Rajasthan and India’s rich craft tradition, her handcrafted bridal gotapatti lehengas and handwoven heritage benarasi creations are coveted by brides across the world including Bollywood celebrities.
Anita Dongre was featured on CNN’s ‘Growing India’ series in 2015, showcased across 36 countries. Forbes India, Fortune India, Business Today and Blackbook Magazine count her among their ’50 Most Powerful Women in Business’ lists.
In October 2015, Anita was recognised as the women entrepreneur of the year by CMAI and by Kelvinator Stree Shakti Women Awards in 2014. She has also been awarded by PETA at their PETA Approved Vegan Fashion Awards 2013.
Love Notes is an elegant compilation of summer occasion wear in gorgeous prints and pastel hues.
The collection beautifully captures the musings of love from a young woman who is exploring the changes her ‘special someone’ is likely to bring into her life. Delicately compiling beautiful, evocative thoughts of this young girl who is on a holiday with herself, the collection creates an image of a striking vision from the world of dreams. The elegant beauty wanders through the grand red sandstone corridors and the majestic courtyard of Bikaner’s Junagarh palace, its grandiose architecture and intricate detailing reflecting the very influences for the designer’s collection.
Autocratic romanticism of an urban beauty – strong but feminine, is manifested in a stunning line of occasion wear, featuring bright prints and pastels in cotton, georgettes and Chanderi silks. Be it the classic suit or exquisite lehengas, the signature gotta patti and resham embroidery make sure each ensemble transforms every occasion into a grand stage.