MUKTA is the brainchild of Faria Mehmood.
The story of MUKTA began in 2016, over a cup of coffee with her eternal muse while discussing her love for art & storytelling.
Just a year later in 2017, she officially established MUKTA as an instrument to explore her passion and to express her stories.
She started the journey with a small studio at the heart of Dhaka, with the desire to create collections based on beautiful concepts and translate the aesthetics and emotions into tangible objects. Objects that act like puzzle pieces that merge to reveal a complete story.
THE MOTHER AND THE DAUGHTER
MUKTA is named after her mother – her eternal muse.
The extraordinary mother-daughter relationship
is deeply rooted in the brand’s story.
It was her mother that introduced her
to the world of elegance created by
brands such as Dior, Chanel, Givenchy, Lanvin –
that eventually shaped her sense of style.
Even the first memory she has of fashion is –
of her mother’s closet adorned with the most
exquisite heels and her mother trying on a pair of
green snakeskin peep toe stilettoes –
from then her love story with heels began!
And it was through this mother-daughter bond that the brand found its name.
MUKTA pronounced /moʊktə/ মুক্তা – translating to PEARL
Pearl universally symbolises elegance, romanticism & femininity;
And thus, the name perfectly encompasses the brand’s
essence of celebrating the inner grace of people.
Not one to design merely for beauty,
when she created the brand’s identity, she explored deep into the
beauty of the gem and the essence of her muse.
The brand is painted with the most appreciated
hues of pearls – black, white & pink.
Each colour signifying the characteristics that
MUKTA wants to celebrate in women of today,
The Maison’s branding not only borrows from the vibrant colour
combinations of the gem, but pays homage to the birthplace.
The exquisite shells, oyster as well as the coastlines
are studied to extract the balanced volumes, curves and pleats
to create unmistakeable motifs and symbols; which are eventually
revered in the overall branding – in collections, interiors & identity.
Black applauds the passion and spirit of women,
and their constant curiosity for knowledge
White highlights their delicate yet sanguine nature
- their ability to always see the silver lining
Pink romanticises with the elegance and grace
that they adorn the realm with.
MUKTA began with a small and tight-knitted team
in their studio at the heart of Dhaka.
The small family designed the debut collection in 2017 itself,
however, it was merely the first layer of the story.
The team tirelessly worked on structuring the brand and
carefully mastering the craftsmanship to ensure the highest quality.
They were creating numerous moulds, perfecting every last detail –
whether be colour, patterns, prints, fabrics, decoration –
to ensure they embodied the emotions of the story.
They believe in the importance of attention to detail,
and were not ready to put out a collection unless it successfully
delivered the emotion that their story/ was trying to portray.
MUKTA envisions of creating diverse and multidimensional collections that are not seasonal but treasurable;
one that brings new life of creativity and beauty
from the past and anchors it to the contemporary.
Ultimately the vision remains to tell stories of strong women and paint their personalities,
In MUKTA’s individualistic recognisable aesthetic language.
Just as MUKTA satisfactorily put the last pieces together for the launch, the world was stunned by the pandemic of 2020.
The unprecedent occurrence paused the entire world for the first time in over a century the entire population were locked up in their abode as the only haven.
Even after lockdown was lifted, out of respect for the situation, MUKTA felt the need to wait to celebrate.
And finally, on the 07th of December 2020, MUKTA successfully welcomed the world to its fairy-tale.
The brand begins writing the chapters to its own story . . .