Valliyan, by Nitya, a four year old accessories label was founded by Nitya Arora at the age of 21 in Mumbai. She went on to pursue fashion at Parsons School of Design, New York and graduated in 2011.
Winner of the Grazia Young Designers Award for Best Accessories Designer 2012, Nitya has showed at Lakme India Fashion Week, designed jewellery for Bollywood movies and done trunk shows in Dubai, Egypt, New York and other parts of the world. Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Elle, Marie Claire, Grazia are a few of the publications that have covered her work.
Besides esoteric jewellery, Valliyan also creates bespoke handbags and headgear for the bold and free spirited woman.
Nitya works with semi-precious stones, glass, crystals, metals, acrylic, wood and rare materials, all combined with gold plating for the jewellery and genuine leather for handbags. Valliyan accessories reflect a sculptural textured quality, are entirely handcrafted in India and most of the pieces are one of a kind. In her collections one can see vintage influences, bright Indian hues and detail, topped with a New York edge.
Here are some of the designs which Valliyan has designed and these jewelleries have been worn and endorsed by bollywood actresses and singers.