After graduating from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Rajat Tangri was successful in the Australian fashion industry. After returning to India, the designer became involved in the Bollywood scene; his impressive list of clients includes the likes of Kangna Ranaut, Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Chitrangada Singh, Bipasha Basu, Sonam Kapoor, Randeep Hooda, Aftab Shivdasani and Vidyut Jamwal.
Tangri commented, "I have sketched a very different look for Priyanka with respect to her past glam avatars. While preparing for LFW I was also travelling to Manipur, and visited Kangathei, the hometown of Mary Kom, researching on the weaves, crafts, patterns and colours of Manipuri tribes and Kom's dressing style in particular. Manipur is an intriguing place where around 100 tribes reside. Mary hails from a tribe name Kom, who call themselves the descendants of Thai. Priyanka's look is divided into four stages Mary Kom as a Kid, post marriage, when she got into boxing and when she became the champ. The look is chalked from a traditional to more athletic and sporty.
"I am sure she will carry it off very well and critics will love her look", he added.