Collections / Mandali and Me / 2009
‘Mandali and Me’ was premiered on the catwalk of the Zagreb Fashion Week, in November 2008, and partially displayed at the Burning Man festival in Nevada, USA.
The Mandali and Me collection is an art play with impressions of the designer’s life in the USA, where she had moved from Croatia, in 2006, and her frequent travels to India. It draws an essential human connection between the Indian kurt and the American T-shirt, both most common clothing items in respective countries, as well as between Pop Art and Pattachitra art. The T-shirt shaped kurtasz, made of khadi cloth, were produced in Mumbai, in the facility founded by Mahatma Gandhi, and were hand painted by Mandali Mendrilla.
Zagreb Fashion Week S/S 2009