A product of the London School Of Fashion and a graduate of The Pearl Academy of Fashion. Calling her label Mandira she made a foray into high profile Indian couture stores. Having tutored in the art of fashion design from the International malls of London, Mandira blended the two domains to perfection. Fusion being her mainstay, her clothes exude class and wear ability that is reflected in her easy silhouettes, minimal embroideries in straight and structured cuts.
For her highly Wearable collection Mandira uses various fabrics like Silk, Crepe, Satin, Tussar, Blends, Jamavar, Georgette, Zari and Tissue incorporation her prints and solid colored textiles with a plethora of hand embroidery forms. Sequin sheathing, bead detailing, burnt gold and of course the all time favorite: Zardosi & Arri being some of her favored techniques.
The form of the collection is simple and the structure easy with special cuts, fall, finesse & style creating timeless outfits. Dipping into the textile treasures of Varanasi and the South, Mandira works with the subtle design details. Embroideries are a statement of the complete story and they emerge in her clothiers as textural strokes like a signature that defines the canvas.
What sets her on a completely different platform than any other designer is her vision. Mandira's designs suit the millennium - working women. Her creation are a symbol of subtlety and many of her designs bear the forte of being seamless in their style. Ensembles that effortlessly last you from dawn to dusk. They can bear the strain of long working hours and sensuously blend into the evening with an addition of a scarf or a broach. Aptly so, Mandira's collection represents an attempt to make the working woman appear fresh and a force to reckon with, not just during the working hours but even after a long day at work. Her clothes have the simplicity of a genius, with attention to every meticulous detail.... Individual statements of style, emulated by all.
Mandira created a furore in the fashion arena with her 2001 Fall/Winter collection “Dawn To Dusk” at Maurya Shearton, followed by a fashion preview at The Mega Wedding Show 2001 held at Mumbai.
In 2002, Mandira showcased her spring summer 2002 collection at the Lakme India Fashion Week followed by her highly acclaimed Fall/winter collection 2002 at The Metropolitan hotel Nikko. Mandira showcased her highly appreciated Fall/winter collection 2003 collection “Eternal Art & Today’s Glamour” at Taj Palace Hotel.
The designer retails through her own exclusive store N&M at Sainik Farms, New Delhi and also has a strong presence in stores like M&S, Greater Kailash-I.