Known for her exquisite mirror-work, use of striking hues, and intricate embroideries, designer Arpita Mehta’s Indian and fusionwear is for those who enjoy chic with a side of glam. After creating outfits for the likes of Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif, Sonam Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha, Mehta is now lending her creativity to accessories. The designer has collaborated with Jakarta-based luxury accessory label Ahikoza, known for its exotic skins and leather, to create two everyday styles.
The first is the Azeline Potli, a modernist version of the ubiquitous bridal staple that can easily be paired with an everyday look as well, and is available in hues of red, gold, silver, green and more.
The second is the Nammos, a clutch that marries style with functionality. Its design features include stud details and comprises of a frontal flap, which opens to a pocketed interior. Its foldability makes it easy to carry, and needless to say, it can be paired with a variety of looks throughout the day. Colours include canary yellow, aqua, fuchsia, electric blue, burgundy wine, walnut, matte black, and blue ombré, among others.
Namrata Dudaney, creative director at Ahikoza, and Mehta have worked on the pieces together. The designs is a melding of the sensibilities of both brands, which means one can look forward to fine craftsmanship, architectural silhouettes, textural interplays, and bright hues.