New Delhi, March 01, 2018: In a tete-a-tete with Fashion Designer Mithi Kalra, who started her career at the age of 18 and now is a well-known Fashion Label.
- When did you first realize that you would like to work with clothes?
Mithi Kalra – Well not exactly clothes, actually I was a very creative from my childhood only so just after schooling, I decided to join fashion industry but because of my family background initially I started with my graduation in BBA and then I had also done my MBA from IIPM. Then I had done desk job too for time being , that was the time when I got to know that desk job is not meant for me. So it is story of a girl who belongs to a management family and wants to pursue her career in fashion industry, after an unsuccessful attempt of doing a 9 to 5 job, I convinced my parents and went ahead with fashion from NIFT DELHI.
2.What you love most about fashion?
Mithi Kalra – For me fashion is about being comfortable in your own skin. I love the comfort that comes with fashion for me classic is always a fashion statement.
3.When did you get your first break in fashion designing and how?
I started perusing fashion career from my own house and my mother is my inspiration she is the one who introduced me to the field of fashion, we started our this venture together about 4 years ago much before even when NIFT was a dream for me. I had started exploring this field with my mom she encouraged me a lot. Her support and experienced advice always make me more confident and enthusiastic.
4.Tell us about your collection?
Mithi Kalra – The name of my collection is MoonLight which is inspired by the magic of moon and stars. That is on display in all our stores. Second collection is Madhubani collection, designs are hand-made and so original that one will fall in love with them. This collection talks about the crafts of Mithila with a twist of western cuts to suit the new generation. My this exhibition is named the THE INDIAN DISNEY STORY, speaks for itself. Dresses, gowns suited for a Princess , based on the traditional art of Madhubani, hand embroidered on pure silks and organza . The collection wonderfully and imaginatively combines the grace of a bygone era, with the modern day fashion. Creatively designed Gowns and dresses are certain to catch the imagination of the young generation not only in India but the world over. Madhubani pain3ng is prac3ced in the Mithila state of Nepal and in the Bihar state of India. Pain3ng is done with fingers, twigs, brushes, nib-pens, and matchs3cks, using natural dyes and pigments, and is characterized by eye-catching geometrical patterns. There is ritual content for particular occasions, such as birth or marriage, and festivals, such as Holi, Surya Shasti,Kali Puja, Upanayanam.
5.Who or what inspires you?
Mithi Kalra – My biggest support and inspiration are my parents they have always given me the freedom to explore and understand things in life. Experiments that I do to create new things are happily welcomed by my parents. They had always appreciated my good work. My whole family is like a team for me and I must say that I have a very supportive team.
6.If you were to describe your label in 5 words, what would it be?
Mithi Kalra – Elegance, Modern, Festive, Classic, Comfort.
7.What according to you are the five fashion rules that a woman must always follow?
Mithi Kalra– Unfortunately in India women don’t at times dress according to their body types its maybe because of lack of knowledge and proper guidance. There are certain things in trend which suit one body type and not the other one. Secondly I would like to suggest that don’t do things over the top, like if you are opting a heavy dress than make sure you are opting the minimum for accessories.
8.How challenging is it to come up with something new all the time?
Mithi Kalra – It’s obviously very difficult to make something new all the time. The market is very competitive. Being a creative person, bringing out something new is not a challenge for me it is like making my dream come true with every new collection. One must have the nose for ideas and you will get what you want for your unique trendy collection.
9.How do you balance creativity with practicality in a garment?
Mithi Kalra – For me comfort is the utmost portion for my designs and creativity. So, whenever I sketch or put any new design I always ask myself whether I will buy this and wear it, and if the Mithiwer is yes then the balance is they else’s I revise my design and see what best can be done.
10.What are your future plans?
Mithi Kalra – For now looking forward for the better opportunities and good people to work. For now I Yes, expansion is always on cards.
Corporate Comm India(CCI Newswire)