When we think of homegrown leather goods brands with a recognizable style and high quality, we think of Hidesign. I too have high regard for it,” says Gautam Sinha, founder-designer of Nappa Dori. The niche leather accessories label that forayed into shoes last year has also catch Hidesign’s attention. “If you see a trunk that Sinha has designed, you’ll know it’s a Nappa Dori.
Such is the recall value. His handwriting is strong. I am glad he’s into shoes now,” says Dilip Kapur of Hidesign. A unique, strong signature does underline Nappa Dori’s handcrafted women’s shoe line. Where else would you find cherry-coloured oxfords with wooden heel? The edgy, gender-bending oxfords, moccasins and ballerinas are available in three different colours—cherry, brown and camel—and come with ikat-print lining.
“We plan to launch men’s line too. And, the sampling is underway,” says Sinha. Available at the brand’s stores in Meherchand Market and Ogaan in Khan Market, these are upwards of Rs 6,800.