Sara is seen wearing a pink lehenga set with multi-coloured floral motifs hand-embroidered on raw silk, with accents of gota patti and sequins. Her hair is tied in a bun and adorned with flowers to complete the look. Sara has a deep passion for research in the biosciences and the designer mentions that in her press note.
Anita Dongre’s Homage is an ode to a rich architectural history that is at once shape-shifting and inclusive. The collection reinterprets motifs and details in a range of crafts and techniques including Bandhini and Benarasi.
Shot at the breath-taking Six Senses Fort Barwara in Rajasthan, Homage by Anita Dongre features handpainted Pichwai, signature gota patti, handwoven benarasi, and bandhani, in a rich palette of forest greens, blush pinks, fiery reds, sunset purples, and soothing creams and blues. Six Senses Fort Barwara made a natural choice for this display given a shared commitment to sustainability, treasuring of local craft and community.
Says the designer, “Homage is a true marriage of the old and the new in form and function, each of these intricately-detailed lehengas, tells a unique story of craft and culture. We worked with master artisans to recreate quintessential motifs in an array of crafts and color, and shot with young women who are so deeply their own person. All of this against the beautiful backdrop of Six Senses Fort Barwara, a 14th-century fort sensitively restored through significant conservation efforts. The design of Six Senses Fort Barwara in Rajasthan reinterprets the gracious and regal ambience of a bygone era dating back 700 years.”