What is couture mantra all about?
Couture Mantra is a high end, Melbourne based, Indian ethnic wear label. Each piece is designed by Kiran Lally. CM is Australia's first South Asian haute couture label. Founded on the belief that Australian’s can now shop locally for premium quality Indian ethnic wear. This gives you the convenience of shopping locally. CM began their journey via a simple Facebook page. Since then, we have dressed several Bollywood actresses, to organising our own runway.
like mother like daughter
As a child, Kiran looked up to her mothers love for dress making and textiles. As a result, Kiran aspired to have her own clothing label one day. Initially, each sample was thoroughly checked by Kiran's mother. As CM grow, the brand has now has a quality check to ensure each garment is thoroughly checked.
Let's start from the beginning
Kiran Lally, the designer and founder of Couture Mantra, has been passionate about fashion and Indian ethnic wear in particular from a young age. While shopping in India Kiran was unable to find any ethnic wear which was could see herself wearing. She decided to source her own fabric, and design all her pieces instead. When she came back to Australia, the community appreciated her designs and encouraged her to pursue it as a career. Kiran saw the gap in the fashion industry and incorporated it in CM. At CM we provide premium quality ethnic garments with diverse sizing. Our aim is to create timeless pieces, which can be passed on from generation to generation.
2016 was a revolutionary year for CM, with the execution of their first runway, The Couture Mantra Runway. CM has since been invited to display at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week, Fashion + Aid and several community events. CM has a list of Bollywood actresses which have worn their garments, such as Esha Deol, Sana Khan, Mugdha Godse and Adah Sharma. CM decided to embark on its next journey in 2019, by opening up their very first physical store in the heart of Little India, Dandenong.
We are so proud to be designing all our pieces in Melbourne! Where it all began. From designing at home, to now having a team in India, it is something Kiran will always have close to her heart. CM believes in giving back to the community. All profits from The Couture Mantra Runway were donated to their partner charity. We believe life isn’t about what you gain, it’s about what you give.