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.
What we do best in India and what we are recognised most for internationally is embroidery. Artisans in India, however, often come from the poorest levels of society and are frequently illiterate. It is almost impossible for them to keep up with the times (as yet). Try ordering a few thousand metres of silk in Varanasi or Kanchipuram: production structures will not be able to deliver. This prevents our contributions from earning the recognition they deserve in the international luxury industry.