The two sisters are from Bengal and have put Kolkata in fashion map of India are Mona and Pali. They have the same home and they both share the same passion for fashion and designing. Mona Lamba after her graduation chose to be a teacher while her sister Pali Sachdev who has a legal background took training in fashion designing from a reputed fashion institute in Singapore. Soon with their dedication and determination the sister duo gave in their inner aspiration, a natural refined urge and chose their respective profession to fulfill their dream.
In the year 1985, Mona and Pali on their friends’ insistence designed the clothes with competence and were also successful. The started off in 1987 and with their boutique ‘Monapali’ in Kolkata, they began to turn their dream into a reality. They are considered as the stalwarts of the Indian fashion industry. They have retailed through their outlets in New Delhi (Hauz Khas Village), Ahmedabad and other important parts of India. In their clothes, which from casuals to heavy formals, there is a combination of various design elements, most of which are inpired from ethnic roots of cultural India. The use of unconventional combinations of mediums makes their designs a stand apart from the rest. They have had innumerable shows in and outside India. In the year 1996, they first created a collection in Shibori, a Japanese stitch dye technique. In China in the ‘Festival of India’ in 1994 and the Bridal summit- Asia Pacific in 1999, in New Delhi, they have represented India.