Making an attempt to blend her Indian and British culture and heritage, the UK's First Lady wore a dress designed by Indian-origin, UK-based designer Manimekala Fuller.
'Proud to See First Lady Sporting my Design in India'
A Delhiite, Manimekala, took to social media to share the proud moment.
"I’m so proud not only to see Akshata in a Manimekala dress, but also that she’s wearing it in India, our motherland. And in Delhi – where I lived for a while. I’m half-Indian, half-British and I am based in the UK but regularly visit India," the designer wrote.
The designer wrote that while growing up, she had seen how the women in her family used to make and design their own clothes. This is what inspired the designer to study fashion and start her own label.
‘I’m very proud that as a woman of Indian-origin, Akshata is using her platform to highlight female-owned brands, both those based in India and across the diaspora, like Manimekala. It’s also wonderful that she is choosing smaller labels that create in a sustainable and ethical way, promoting a slower and more considered approach to fashion, " she added.
On Friday, 8 September, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Akshita landed in Delhi to attend the two-day G20 Summit.
A fashion designer herself and an entrepreneur as well, Akshita wore a bright, beautiful traditional skirt featuring intricate brocade accents paired with white pleated shirt.