Vintage touch from Chennai is here
A peep into fashion designer Mandira Bansal's new plans for Mumbai
We walked into designer Mandira Bansal's store shortly after its soft launch in November. The store, designed by Marmoona Jaliwala, looks like a vintage British painting, complete with moulds on the walls and large vintage frames hanging from it. Bright coloured scarves are displayed in the photo frames, making the place look cheery. Don't miss the quirky, little table with different shelves that look like lockers.
Pocket scarves displayed in photo frames at the store
The designer, who graduated from the National Institute of Fashion Technology in 2004, established her first store in Chennai in February, last year. "The store in Chennai is larger and has a more rustic feel than this one," shares Tushar Bansal, who currently manages the stores.
"In Mumbai, we supplied to stores like Fuel and Amara, but we couldn't offer a customised experience, like we do in Chennai. We like to meet people and understand their taste, likes and dislikes, and so, we opened our store here," he adds.
The store currently houses the designer's autumn-festive collection and will launch the spring-summer collection in January. We loved the understated designs, meticulous details and neat craftsmanship. The designer will be at the Mumbai store every time a new collection is launched.
Opens from: December 13, 11 am to 8 pm (Tuesday to Sunday), 12 pm to 6 pm (Monday)
At: Shop no 2, Mandira Bansal studio, CHS Hill Crest, 16, Bandra (W).