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Bungalow 8 | Behind the Label

Bungalow 8 is is a one-stop destination, incorporating design and fashion, with unique treasures collected from local and distant flea markets. Read all about what inspires Maithili to keep discovering hidden gems the world over.

 

Bungalow 8 is is a one-stop destination, incorporating design and fashion, with unique treasures collected from local and distant flea markets. Read all about what inspires Maithili to keep discovering hidden gems the world over.

 

How would you describe the overall style of the collection?

 

Bungalow 8 has always been about blending an Indian and Global sensibility to create designs rooted in India but with an international appeal that make them stand out in Paris as much as they do in Mumbai.

 

 

 

What inspired you to start your own collection in addition to running and buying for your own store?
 
 
Bungalow 8 has always been about unique and unconventional finds that blend an Indian and Global sensibility - I didnt feel that this aesthetic was adequately represented in the fashion arena.
 
 
 
 
 
Belgian Loulou van Damme, Creative Consultant at Bungalow 8 &
French head of fashion Mathieu Gugumus Leguillon - both creative geniuses who inspire Maithili on a daily basis.
 
 
 
Where do you find inspiration for your collections? 
 
 
Everywhere - my eyes are always peeled.
 
 
 
Markets and Bazaars in far flung places.
 
 
What do you find the most inspiring destination in the world?
 
 
I would have to say India because it is an infinite journey of discovery if you are willing to be completely open. You need several life times to experience it all, that's why we believe in reincarnation.
 
 
 
 
 
How would you describe your own personal style and how is it reflected in your new collection? 
 
 
I always find these questions difficult to answer because I never think too much about style - but I hope it can be described as effortless, fearless and individualistic. I believe strongly in the imperfection of perfection.
 
 
 
What is one of the best shopping finds you?ve had in your travels?
 
 
My recent ikat kaftan from kazakhastan as I had a very prominent French lady follow me from the airport to the hotel to buy it off me.