Anita Dongre

Fashion Designer, founder of House of Anita Dongre
Born in Mumbai, Anita Dongre graduated from SNDT College in Fashion Design in 1984. From a very early age, Anita had great clarity about wanting to create a fashion house. Having spent her summer holidays during her growing up years in Jaipur, her influence was apparent from her first collection. While reflecting the beauty and rich heritage of India, she brought a whole new modern aesthetic to design. Her unique insights, astute eye and special understanding of women created some of India's leading fashion brands. AND (India's first westernwear brand), Global Desi (a colourful boho-chic favourite of young women), the luxury bridal and occasion wear label - Anita Dongre, PinkCity (the handcrafted jadau precious jewellery line) and Grassroot, a sustainable luxury brand that is closest to her heart.
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I’ve Built a Fashion Empire, But My Real Purpose Is Helping Other Women

by Anita Dongre, Rebecca Muller

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