Lecoanet Hemant was founded in Paris by Frenchman Didier Lecoanet and Indo-German Hemant Sagar in the early Eighties - they opened their first shop on Faubourg Saint Honoré just opposite the Elysée Palace. After showing a first collection with Cartier Haute Joaillerie they became members of the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne, the governing body of High Fashion.

The unusual amalgamation of east and west with a recognizable signature drape reminiscent of the sari, made Lecoanet Hemant very soon the choice of French aristocrats, Middle Eastern Royalty as well as the international jet set.

They won the Golden Thimble known as Le de d’or (the Oscar equivalent of Haute Couture), the Swarovksi Creation prize 2005, and the Designer of the year award, Miami 2007. Their creations are in the permanent collection at London's Victoria and Albert Museum, Deutsches Museum, Berlin, and the Musée des Arts de la Mode, Paris.

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