Sunday, February 12, 2012

Know your Accessory Designers

Every fashionista needs her accesories. No outfit is complete without them. They can take an outfit from plain to super chic and stylish. For such fashionistas, I am going to introduce you girls to these amazing jewellery designers...
‘5 Elements’ by Radhika Gupta

‘5 Elements’, is derived from the ancient Hindi phrase ‘Panchtatva’, creations under this label are in harmony with nature. Designs are contemporary and have roots deep in the Indian craft and art. All collection comes out as a homogeneous mixture of Panchtatva, THE INSPIRATION!!!  ‘5 elements’ was started by Radhika Gupta, alumni of the prestigious London College of Fashion with a passion for designing exemplary accessories. Radhika has been creating newer bench marks in fashion since 2005, her collection incorporates crisp modern colors and materials.. Radhika’s label-‘5 Elements’ has redefined style in the true sense.


Shelina Kukar and Camelia Dalal are Mumbai based fashion designers. Their collections of inspired handcrafted evening bags and shoes are found in the wardrobes of many a celebrity. They have taken part in shows in India and overseas. They were nominated in the Best Accessory Designer Category at the Marie Claire Fashion Awards.

Art Apparel and Accessories have become synonymous for their stylish yet practical designs that really capture what a woman wants in a bag. Their bags are not ‘of a season’ but are those that can last a lifetime and be part of a story for generations.


Welcome to ‘Fluke’ the destination for the modern design connoisseur, the place where Art, Innovation and Design come together as one to serve unique needs of luxury in Fashion. Fluke products are a unique range of Hand painted and handcrafted fashion accessories. Mediums that we work mainly with are leather, faux leather, and fabric. The products have a western feel with an Indian flavor.

Fluke Design a Mumbai based company is not only known for customizing unique handbags but also has a manufacturing capacity of undertaking large quantity orders(5000-10000) a month.

Fluke retails across India from its flagship store in Bandra Mumbai, all Rohit Bal and Aza stores.


Mystic Translucence, the latest collection by Janavi, is a mesmerizing layering of Chantilly mesh with rich velvets and delicate appliqués on Cashmere.

Three dominant colour palettes envelope this collection - majestic maroons and royal blues that are perfect for a special night out as they become a subtle alternative to the customary black. Natural and versatile earthy tones to balance out an outfit for any occasion. And whimsical blues and juicy tangerines whose flamboyance provide the perfect accents to rich base colors.

Whether a piece is wrapped around your neck or elegantly draped on your shoulder, these delicate designs add edge to any outfit, giving it that perfect finishing touch. With elements from the past, Janavi not only gives cashmere a better future, it creates magic for every woman.


Malini Agarwalla launched the label Malaga in 2004.

Malaga specializes in carefully handcrafted bags, belts, footwear and fashion jewellery of a wide range and design for women with both traditional and contemporary tastes. Rich embellishments of jeweled pieces, precious and semi-precious stones, swarovski  crystals, embroidery, beadwork and zardosi (gold threadwork) are interwoven with use of materials such as fibre, leather and various fabrics (silk, brocade, jute, linen, denim, velvet, cotton etc.) to create a stunning array of formal and casual line of accessories for women.

Malini Agarwalla with her line launched a collection of custom handmade jeweled handbags. These painstakingly hand crafted jewellery handbags are each one of a kind. Malaga has stores in Mumbai and Delhi.


Meera Mahadevia is perhaps the best kept secret in the international luxury handbag market. The brand began 25 years ago as a customized design accessory for celebrities and socialites across the world. With a degree in textile design and post graduation in Indian Aesthetics, Meera Mahadevia presents her work as dramatic objects that capture the soul of India. Her creations, besides appealing to Indian sensibilities, are fiercely coveted in the U.K., Europe, the Middle East, South East Asia, USA, Canada, Japan, and South Africa.

Besides being showcased at the Asian Civilization Museum, Singapore these Luxury handbags have even been display at the Newark Museum Gallery in the U.S., where Meera Mahadevia was honored and felicitated for outstanding contribution to design and creativity.

Nitin Vijay

Ornamenting women worldwide in style statements, Nitin Vijay is the designer of international repute, endorsed by royalties and elites across the globe for his celebrated “Mughal Jewels” master crafted with rarest of diamonds and precious-gems and his unique innovation of ‘Real Gold Accessories and couture’ the sensation in the field of luxury and fashion under his select brands G’nia and Geesz. The third generation jeweler from the house of Guptasons Jewelers, Delhi, charted a new journey a decade ago with his deep desire to convey those aspects of feminity that go beyond mere material considerations by experimenting, innovating and working in synergy with many international designers to represent the rarest creativity. With many accoladesto his credit, he’s the one from India being nominated for the most prestigious ‘Faberge’ Award in jewelry and been featured in Europe’s niche magazine ‘Vioro’

Pallavi  Foley Boutique Jewels

Pallavi Foley is a jewellery designer and an artist, her work is lustrous, feminine with a terrific flair yet intensely wearable. She has won numerous Indian & International design awards. She’s been called the Elsa Peretti for the new generation in the recent edition of a renowned fashion Magazine, where World Gold Council has picked the

Hottest talents to know.
Creativity is synonymous with Pallavi. Based in Bangalore, her creative
hive is a design studio, which is part of her exclusive boutique, situated
at the Leela galleria, from where she designs and retails precious and semi
precious jewellery. Apart from having her own jewellery boutique, she also
works as a design consultant to many Indian and International jewellery

Pallavi’s latest Autumn Winter 2012 collection called “Pristino” is inspired by the modern architecture.

Pinky Saraf started designing handbags and accessories about five years ago, and in a short span of time has created shelf space for herself across prestigious outlets across India and overseas.

Her bags are marketed under the name of Pinky Saraf. Her bags and accessories manufactured are very innovative and eclectic typically for the woman of today. Her bags are sold in high end lifestyle stores across India and are also sold to several discerning clients in the Middle East, Jamaica, Miami, Hong Kong & Japan. In India they are available in stores such as Kimaya, Aza, Melange, Benzer, Kali and Samsaara to name a few. Pinky has taken part in numerous shows and exhibitions in India as well as overseas.



Fashion is passion; the designer who goes by this phrase is a young Delhi based

accessory maker Shalini Ahuja. Her label specializes in vivacious footwear, bags, belts, lap top covers , I-pad covers etc. The conviction for art , fashion and varied languages like French and Italian, made the designer come up with her own label Shalini Arts.

In July 2011 Shalini showcased her range of accessories at the Hong Kong Fashion Week and prior to this in January she participated at “THE BOX” as an accessory designer for the celebrated Prêt a Porter Paris event. The designer is presently preparing to participate at Prêt a Porter, Milan which will be held in Sep 2012.

1 comment:

Nive said...

Thanks so much for the info. I love my accessories and I love the designers. ;)