Ace fashion designer Anita Dongre says she was “surprised” to see Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton wearing one of her creations on the first day of her India trip.
The Royal couple are on their maiden trip to the country and Kate opted for a long printed tunic on her visit to a charity event at The Oval Maidan in Mumbai yesterday. “I was surprised. Her team had contacted us before, but I never knew she has chosen one of my outfits. Watching her pictures wearing my creation was a really proud moment for me,” said Dongre.
The Mughal-prints inspired tunic was from the Mumbai-based designer’s latest Spring/Summer collection titled “Love Notes,” which she showcased at the recently concluded Lakme Fashion Week. Dongre felt the royal took her design to another level, and carried it off beautifully. “There was something special when she wore the dress. She carried it off beautifully. She wore it for a long time from afternoon till early evening and managed to look fresh throughout,” she said.
Kate teamed her tunic with Mint Velvet wedges in mink colour while keeping the rest of the look simple and summery. Dongre said her designs have elegance and feminine touch and Kate perfectly personified it. “I have always admired her and loved the way she dresses. She is elegant and feminine and that’s what my designs show. She has a strong sense of style and whatever she will be wearing is going to be perfect. Her looks are always a hit and never a miss,” Dongre said.
The designer said she would love to create a bespoke design for Kate. “I would like to see her in all my designs but I would love to create a bespoke outfit for her someday,” she said.