Monday, February 8, 2010

Kala Ghoda - A Day At MORA

Second day at Kala Ghoda was for MORA responsibilities, as Elbert and I did crowd control at the stall. MORA is a collection by Ritika Mittal, a dear friend and a talented designer. Her exquisite collection is created from rare fabrics hand-picked from across India, and adorned with traditional embroideries and techniques. The result is a collection where every piece is unique, and special enough to be an heirloom. As the crowds poured in, and appreciation became difficult to handle, I found myself in the role of a bouncer, letting only a specific number of guests enter the stall at a time. My favourite MORA piece of the day was the skirt-set on the mannequin. Made from 32 meters of finest Mul cotton, this piece is held together with 107 pleats around the waist. Along with the dupatta and a beautiful fabric for the tunic, it would be a breathtaking addition to any wardrobe.


Ritika was in her element, personally attending to every visitor. A daunting task, but MORA is about choosing the right piece for yourself. After all, MORA does mean "Mine". I did get to visit some other interesting stalls and will put up the posts soon. And yes, I did pick up some lovely things for the house. You will get to see them too.



9 comments:

Bombchell said...

wow must have been exciting for your friend. I miss traditionals, I havent been able to wear any because we there's never any occasions in Atlanta

ArtLover! said...

wow this is so neat.. lovely sari's ..truly unique...
I have a question..where does this happen in mumbai? I didnt know it did.. In canada we hardly where sari's unless its a desi event.. going to wear one this friday..EXCITED!
lovely blog!

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

Divine colors, they bring so much inspriation!Thank you for the wonderful story and pictures, truly very inspiring! Have a wonderful day. :-)

P.S. Labradors are known for not getting along with pillows. :-))) I love dogs and if the question is the dog or the pillow, I choose the dog! :-)))

Haute World said...

That dress looks divine as does all the colorful fabric. It's beautiful to see clothing that's still handmade and one-of-a-kind in a world that seems to favor mass produced and cheaply made garments. I love the idea of buying something that would last as an heirloom. It makes what you purchase so much more meaningful!

Couture Carrie said...

What gorgeous fabrics!

xoxox,
CC

ritika mittal said...

thanks a lot prats :)

The Goddess of Boho said...

Maaan! I loved her sarees, I featured her on my blog as well! Can you help me get in touch with her. I lost her card!

ritika said...

you can contact MORA at www.mora.co.in. we also have a facebook group called MORA where we put our latest updates.

thanks a lot for this prathistha. means a lot :)

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That's nice, I really like ancient cloths that some people from the past have use, for rituals and stuff like that, of course they are not the originals but it work the same, thanks