Vanisha London is an avant-guard accessories and lifestyle brand specialising in leather handbags. The brand was borne out of a desire to produce unconventional and striking designs for the sassy and fearless.
Our leather handbags are designed in London and ethically handmade by artisans in Europe. Designs are aesthetically inspired by a combination of geometric abstraction and forms and beautiful colour palettes; where ‘art meets fashion’.
In a bid to be part of a philosophical shift in the perspective of consumerism and reduce overproduction, our collections are seasonless. Instead, the focus is to perfect timeless pieces that can be worn all year round.
In addition to our main collections, we occasionally release exclusive, limited edition upcycled collections where each item has a story to tell. These pieces are handmade in East London studios by our eponymous designer, Vanisha. In a 'throw-away culture' and textile waste epidemic, Vanisha loves to re-use and source one-of-a-kind fabrics that would have otherwise gone to waste.
Designer and Founder
With ancestral roots from the Gujarat region of India, renowned for its dazzling textiles and handicrafts, Vanisha learned hand embroidery, patchwork, beadwork and sewing from a young age from her grandmother and other women. Sustainability was embedded into the ethos of these teachings, as scarcity was common. Vanisha later developed the skill of patchwork quilting, specialising in modern designs and techniques, leather work and design. Her influences include a combination of city around her, the rugged streets of East London, her passion for music, modern quilting and cosmopolitan cultural heritage.