Olie’s travel line includes pouches, wet sacks and oversized totes
Bengaluru-based Amrita Nambiar, the designer behind the online home decor label, Olie, is known to find inspiration in places that induce nostalgia. The motifs for her line of cushion covers, lamp shades and table linen all made from natural sources, like banana fibre, are drawn from elements that represent the beach, the rains and rangoli patterns.
She now introduces Olie’s first travel collection with a selection of tote bags, pouches, clutches and backpacks. “We’re always trying to capture fleeting moments. For the travel line, I looked at the romance of train journeys — the conversations, the multiple cups of chai, the packed meals — to produce a line that celebrates travel,” says Amrita.
The pouches and clutches in pale pink and cream bear prints such as railway lines and tea cups, while the wet sacks (which double up as backpacks) feature a drawstring detail and are lined with waterproof material. “These are for when you want to hit the pool or the beach,” explains Amrita, a former illustrator, who designs the prints herself. For a weekend getaway, one can pick their overnighters. The oversized tote comes with a pocket at the bottom which is also lined with waterproof fabric.
Amrita and her team are in the process of adding bags geared towards men, and she’s also looking for space for her first offline store.
Rs.300 upwards. Details: olie.co.in