Actor Sagarika Ghatge, and spouse of former Indian cricketer Zaheer Khan, has launched her maiden trend model Akutee by Sagarika. The Chak De! India actress took to Instagram to announce the start of her journey into the world of trend. Launching a line of beautiful saris, Sagarika who posted a fantastic image together with her mom on Instagram, shares, “My first collection is very special to me as I have curated it with my mother, who has been my source of inspiration for Akutee. Some of the pieces are hand-painted by her making them a unique piece of art. Imprinting each and every outfit with her artistic elegance, my mother has contributed significantly to designing most of the motifs on the block printed fabrics.”
Calling the ladies in her household the primary influencers, the model attracts inspiration from Sagarika’s childhood reminiscences and age-old customs and traditions of her household. Sagarika who is said to the royal household of Kagal has creatively infused royalty with a splash of simplicity within the elegant assortment. “Every girl’s role model is often the women from her family who influence her transition into a lady. And imbibing those customs, traditions, folklore from a classic era has influenced a majority of my style quotient even today,” expresses Sagarika.
Taking you again in time, Sagarika reminisces in regards to the reminiscences from her childhood and distinctly remembers being surrounded by enchanting magnificence and charm. Drawing inspiration from these reminiscences, the gathering displays delicate colors in translucent and clear hues to summarise the magnificence of a bygone period. “It was always a delightful sight to witness elders in the family dressed beautifully for ceremonies, weddings and occasions. Clad in heirloom tissues or brocades, coupled with diamonds and pearls defined a surreal vision of elegance. Influenced by such timeless poise, I couldn’t wait to grow up and be exactly like them,” says Sagarika.
Finding magnificence in easy issues, these timeless handcrafted items of artwork, celebrates Sagarika’s childhood which she loves a lot. In one in all her posts on Instagram, Sagarika posted photos of her royal ancestors and wrote: “My first great influencers were the ladies in the family, learning from them that beauty can be in simplicity as I saw them dress up in simple kotas, chanderi and chiffon sarees, accessorized with minimalistic jewellery and some beautifully matching glass bangles. (sic).”
Adding a recent twist to pret couture, the gathering options an array of hand painted six-yard saris, shararas, and kurta units with foil work and complicated prints. Carrying ahead her mom’s legacy, Sagarika would like to encourage and patronise comparable artistry, portray by way of Akutee’s collections, which can mirror an entire new world of creativity. “Such craftsmanship and artistic demeanour shall be the source of inspiration for my future designs,” shares Sagarika.
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