“From earth, you became plant,
from plant you became animal.
Afterwards you became a human being,
endowed with knowledge, intellect and faith.” – (Rumi)
“…. [he] had believed in something he called ‘the signature of all things’ – namely, that God had hidden clues for humanity’s betterment inside the design of every flower, leaf, fruit, and tree on earth. All the natural world was a divine code….”
(Elizabeth Gilbert, ‘The Signature of All Things’)
‘Paradise Found’, the Spring/Summer 2022 collection from Anita Dongre, pays homage to the cycles of nature, and the interconnectedness of all living beings. From leaves and flowers to birds with their gorgeous plumes, the motifs, detailing, colour palette and mood of the line are inspired by the richness and innate joy of flora and fauna.
Even as our busy, bustling, globe-trotting lives first ground to a halt, and have resumed intermittently the past two years, the natural world has continued to flourish and inspire us with its beauty, and happiness to be alive, and in this moment. With ‘Paradise Found’, we are paying homage to the incredible spirit of all living beings, and their interconnectedness.
The pieces, which are primarily bridal and occasion-wear, feature our signature attention to detail, with applique work, intricate craftsmanship and bright, happy prints. ‘Paradise Found’ is a collection to come alive, and make memories in.