November 20, 2012Posted in: Designer Bytes
There’s a certain sophistication that comes with old money, something that the nouveau riche can only dream to acquire.
Likewise, there’s a certain sophistication that handlooms exude, something one can never equate with a mass produced line of goods.
Literally meaning awakened, Bodhi stands for all that is pristine, resplendent, unspoiled.
Established as a design studio by Mala Sinha in 1984 Baroda, Bodhi soon became her workshop to experiment with designs, textural patterns and most importantly, cultivate the idea of ethical production practices. No wonder then that not a drop of water goes waste while the artisans work on the looms, block print, dye, screen print and embroider the many wondrous creations that come out of the Bodhi workshop.
The fabulloso! Team caught up with the ever smiling Mala Sinha, the superpower behind the label to know a little bit about the things that amuse her.
We were nothing less than charmed by her responses!
Read on . . .
What was the first thing you ever designed?
Stories,houses,menus, jewellery, a role-play that was more real than the real.
What are some of your favorite clothing stores/websites?
Cloth directly from the weavers, fresh off the loom, and tailored to measure.
What is your current inspiration?
A pause, reflection, the here and now.
What do you splurge on?
What are your favourite colours/materials to work with?
Tussar Silk in joyous colours!
Which is that one thing you wish you had designed?
Shoes that make you want to dance!
Who are your favourite designers?
All the millions of Gods.
Who or what would you choose to bring on a weekend getaway?
Plenty of time!