The gown that was featured in Vogue Italia; (R) Zara Umrigar
As we say, one of the happiest moments for a parent is to witness not only their own kids, but also the kids of their contemporaries blossom and take their place in the world.
Zara Umrigar, daughter of Sabita (the former model and granddaughter of the erstwhile ruler of Dhanrajgir) and businessman Neville Umrigar, is certainly carving a niche for herself in the world of international haute couture. After graduating from the LSE, Zara studied fashion at the London College of Fashion and returned to apprentice under her mother Sabita, who’d been in the line for decades.
Recently, one of Zara’s creations, an intricately beaded wine gown, was featured in Vogue Italia. “The model in the picture is Rachel Flett and it was photographed by Thanh Wang,” says the Bengaluru-based designer, who has dressed the likes of Dinah Jane Hansen from Fifth Harmony, Country star Kelsea Ballerini and Suicide Squad actress Corina Calderon in the past.
“After being approached by Mel B’s (from the Spice Girls) stylist, everything else seemed to follow from there, “ she says. Nice!