first_imgKate Middleton has managed to win hearts as well as style points during her ongoing India visit. While the world indulged in envy, seeing her graceful gait strut through the streets of India, the Duchess of Cambridge kept hitting one style statement after the other out of the park!Kate’s easy-breezy fashion sure has given us some new #SummerGoals, but it was not Kate’s effort alone that made her look so effortlessly happy despite the heat and dust of the country.As has been revealed earlier, the designer behind Kate’s pink-and-green tunic (when she indulged in a game of bat and ball with Sachin Tendulkar) was by Indian designer Anita Dongre.Kate Middleton wore the reworked Anita Dongre dress in Mumbai. Picture courtesy: Pinterest Now, the designer has come forth and told us that it was months before the Royals’ India visit that the Duchess’ PA-turned-stylist got in touch with them: “A couple of months ago, Kate’s stylist Natasha Archer had emailed us, which is when we sent her a look book, post which she came in and got some pieces for fittings.”Kate’s decision to sport an Anita Dongre, though, came as a surprise to the designer herself! “I was so surprised to see her actually wearing one of them, as I honestly had no idea that she would be wearing it. It was such a pleasant surprise for me to see the picture.”Anita Dongre was the first Indian designer that Kate wore during this India tour.The tunic dress is a classic composition of Mughal inspired motifs in a summery georgette fabric. The dress was originally showcased at the recently concluded Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2016, where Anita showcased her Summer 2016 collection, Love Notes.advertisementThe original Anita Dongre dress. Picture courtesy: Anita Dongre The outfit was originally styled with a sharara and dupatta, but Kate’s stylist took the stole and converted part of that into the belt and then chopped it off so it can be worn as a dress.last_img read more