Tribal instincts: Aditi Vitasta Dhar, the designer finds her inspiration in simple living and a nomadic lifestyle
New Delhi-based Aditi Vitasta Dhar, the designer of the luxury accessory brand Vitasta finds her inspiration in simple living and a nomadic lifestyle. The patterns, surface embellishments and finishing techniques for the label’s Summer collection, which includes punch work and raw unfinished edges represent the 37-year-old’s inherent need for minimalism. “The highlights of the collection are its fuss free style and hand stitched detailing,” says Aditi who shares her middle name Vitasta with her label.
The collection has a selection of totes, wallets and saddle bags and also features the label’s staple bucket bag. “We have also introduced the new mini bucket bag which is our go-to-accessory for the season.” Expect a neutral palette of nude, black and grey with snatches of colour in the detailing that appear as braiding and cording. Look out for the Weekender bag that comes in a nude vegetable tan leather on contrast blue quilted ikat fabric. “We are looking at how these elements of colour are used by artisans and how colour can be expressed through decorative detail,” she says.
The six-year-old label that extensively works with calf leather imported from Spain is now looking at eco-friendly leather options that use recycled water for production. Aditi and her team are currently in the process of using organically harvested cotton for their accessories range and also look at introducing a non-leather line of accessories. Also, keep an eye out for their bags and wallets for men.
Rs 9,000 onwards. Details: vitastadesign.com