The talented sisters from Kolkata formed their fashion label ‘Monapali’ way back in 1987, and stylishly declared their love for rich traditional weaves. Their exquisite creations are often a reflection of vibrant Indian textiles, natural colours and craftsmanship.
Their clothes are an eclectic mix of designs inspired from the ethnic cultural roots of India and their signature style is an unconventional mix of mediums, be it in textures, textiles, print or embroidery. They were instrumental in reviving Kantha, folk (Madhubani, Warli, Patta Chitrai) tribal motifs and the Alpana and have made them as part of our urban couture culture. They combined block print with spray or smudge print and hand paint, and cut through layers of fabric to create a distinct pattern. The duo believes they have lasted this long because of their confidence in the ingenious craft and constant innovation.
Ranjini Haridas the moody dresser!
May 4, 2012
One look at Ranjini Haridas and you’ll know why she is one of the most popular faces of Kerala. She is hot, smart and multi-talented. Gurpreet catches up with TV presenter and actress Ranjini to find out her style secrets.