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THEY'VE DRESSED INTERNATIONAL FILM STARS AND FRENCH ARISTOCRATS. AWARD-WINNING DESIGNERS HEMANT SAGAR AND DIDIER LECOANET COMBINE FLUID SILHOUETTES WITH INTRICATE DETAILING - GIVING THE SPIRIT OF HAUTE COUTURE TO THIS COLLECTION THAT CONTINUES THE LEGACY. DESIGNS ARE ARCHITECTURAL, WITH PURE CLEAN LINES (LE CORBUSIER AND MONDRIAN ARE AMONG THE MODERNISTIC KEY INFLUENCES. COUTURIERS SINCE THE 1980's - LECOANET HEMANT OPENED THEIR FIRST SHOP ON PARIS'S FAUBOURG SAINT HONORE, AND ARE TODAY BASED IN DELHI, FOLLOWING THE CALL OF INDIAN BORN HEMANT AS WELL AS THE EXQUISITE TEXTILES, BEADING AND EMBELLISHMENT THE HERITAGE HAS TO OFFER. WINNERS OF NUMEROUS AWARDS INCLUDING, THE GOLDEN THIMBLE KNOWN AS LE DE D’OR, THE TOP ACCOLADE FOR HAUTE COUTURE; THE SWAROVKSI CREATION PRIZE 2005; AND THE DESIGNER OF THE YEAR AWARD, MIAMI 2007; LECOANET HEMANT'S WORK IS IN THE PERMANENT COLLECTION AT LONDON'S VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM; DEUTSCHES MUSEUM, BERLIN; AND MUSÉE DES ARTS DE LA MODE, PARIS.

HEMANT SAGAR WAS BORN IN 1957 IN NEW DELHI TO AN INDIAN FATHER AND GERMAN MOTHER. HE SPENT HIS CHILDHOOD IN DELHI AND THEN WENT TO STUDY DESIGN AND DRESSMAKING IN GERMANY AS A TEENAGER. HE STARTED HIS CAREER IN FASHION AS AN APPRENTICE IN GERMANY AND THEN WENT TO PARIS AND JOINED THE ECOLE DE LA CHAMBRE SYNDICALE DE COUTURE PARISIENNE, WHERE HE MET DIDIER.

DIDIER LECOANET WAS BORN IN 1955 IN CHAUMONT IN EASTERN FRANCE. HE STUDIED FINE ARTS AND STARTED HIS CAREER IN ADVERTISING, BUT QUICKLY HE REALISED THAT HIS HEART LAY IN THE WORLD OF COUTURE. HE JOINED THE ECOLE DE LA CHAMBRE SYNDICALE DE COUTURE PARISIENNE, WHERE HE MET HEMANT AND FROM THERE THEY FOUNDED THE BUSINESS LECOANET HEMANT AFTER WORKING FOR VARIOUS COMPANIES AS FREELANCERS.