Abhay Deol and Saif Ali Khan are the Most Stylish in Bollywood: Anita Dongre

Abhay Deol and Saif Ali Khan are the Most Stylish in Bollywood: Anita Dongre

A peak into the life of fashion designer Anita Dongre
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Abhay Deol and Saif Ali Khan are the Most Stylish in Bollywood: Anita Dongre
Anita Dongre

Anita Dongre

One of India’s most successful and popular designers, Anita Dongre’s work has always reflected the country’s rich heritage and traditional craftsmanship. She is not only a recipient of several awards, she has also been touted by Fortune magazine as one of the most powerful businesswomen in India. Having dressed up top Bollywood beauties, Anita is a name to reckon with in the industry and beyond...

Style to me is…

A state of mind

A typical day in my life…

Is spent at work with my design team and then unwinding at home with my family

A fashion faux pas…

Ill-fitting clothes!

Success to me is…

Feeling good about what you do

Between flats and heels, I prefer...

Flats…more flats…and even more flats!

The inspiration behind my collection Grassroots is…

The wonderful craftsmanship and traditional textiles of India

Things every aspiring designer must be aware of…

To understand the woman or man you are designing for

My bridal collection is inspired by…

The glorious and colourful Rajasthan

Two things I keep in mind when designing for a bride…

Every bride has a vision of what she wants to look like on her big day and I just help realise that dream. I act as the instrument or catalyst to turn the bride’s vision into a stunning reality

My fave celeb in my label...

It’s so difficult to pick a favourite, they all look equally stunning. But one that comes to mind is Sonam Kapoor

Designing for men is…

So much fun!! I absolutely love designing for men

My two favourite holiday destinations...

Italy and Rajasthan

My closest friend in Dubai is…

My younger sister; she’s truly my soul-sister!

My favourite way to accessorise an outfit is with...

Statement jewellery and a beautiful stole! Super classy

A celebrity I would like to see wearing my creation is…

I would love to dress Angelina Jolie and Kate Winslet

Stylish read of the moment…

Instagram! 

My favourite city to shop in…

London – I love shoe -shopping in London!

The most stylish man in Bollywood is…

I like the style sensibilities of Abhay Deol and Saif Ali Khan

When I travel, I pack…

My yoga mat, iPod and my iPad are must-haves wherever I go

My next collection...

My SS ‘14 collection at Lakmé Fashion Week which will include Grassroots with stunning weaves from Benaras; lots of whites and flowing, feminine silhouettes

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