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Monsoon and Beyond

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LUXURIOUS BAGS & TEXTILES BY AUSTRIAN DESIGNER VERA FRITSCH

With Monsoon and Beyond designer Vera Fritsch presents high-end bags, cushions, bed sets & textiles that show exquisite craftsmanship, luxurious materials & unique designs. Her creations take you on an enchanting journey through India.

Ancient handicraft meets contemporary Western design.

Brands: Monsoon and Beyond, M&B by Vera Fritsch


 Press Releases

  • New Delhi, May 2017

    With Monsoon and Beyond, Austrian designer Vera Fritsch presents an eclectic mix of home textiles and accessories that show exquisite craftsmanship, luxurious materials and unique designs. The New Delhi and Hong Kong based label was founded in 2013 and has since become an established brand retailing through its web shop as well as high-end stores in Austria, Australia, Germany, India, Italy, UK and through online portals worldwide.  All products are handmade and ethically produced in India.  

    With each of her collections, Vera takes you on an enchanting journey through India. “I wanted to do more than just create beautiful designs, I sought to tell visual stories through my collections”, says Vera. The indigo houses of Jodhpur, the faded wall of a medieval tomb in Old Delhi, the sunset over Marine Drive in Mumbai - all these images and related emotions come to life in her creations.

    “Fascinated by my everyday adventures in India, I wanted to bring the country's beauty, culture and magic to everyone's home around the world”, says the designer. And one can see her passion and love for this country in her artwork. Her truly unique designs are a result of blending ancient arts of Indian handicraft with her contemporary, European design sensibility.

    The choice of fabric, craftsmanship and design depends on the story that she intends to tell. Her newly launched clutch bag collection “Udaipur Lakeside” for example aims to portray the spectacular beauty of the city of Udaipur with its majestic ivory and gold shimmering palaces, charming lakes and lush marshlands. Each bag is painstakingly made by hand and features intricate embellishments of Swarovski crystals, sequins, beads and Cutdhana work. The opulent designs depict nature scenes of the indigenous birds and plants of Udaipur’s lakeside.

    And Vera had many more stories to tell. Take a look at her collections and get transported into another world.

    Daniel Ben-Ezra

    Head of Marketing & Sales

    daniel@monsoonandbeyond.com

    +91 9650440779

     (314 words)

  • Vera Fritsch was born and brought up in a picturesque town in the South of Austria. “It was a wonderful place to grow up in yet from a very young age, I felt the urge to travel and discover other countries and cultures,” she says. She studied economics, which took her to France, the UK, Italy and Sweden—journeys that more or less satisfied her desire for adventure. “But it was only when I accepted a job at a diplomatic mission in New Delhi that I entered the ultimate adventure of my lifetime. That was in 2007, and ever since, India has been my home.”

    “I always had a passion for design and interiors throughout my life but only India triggered the urge to translate my passion for design into a profession. Fascinated by my everyday adventures in India, I wanted to bring the country’s beauty, culture and magic to everyone’s home around the world.”

    This guiding philosophy was also the main reason why she started Monsoon and Beyond. Without compromising on her rather contemporary, European design understanding, she began collaborating with artisans across India and applied ancient Indian handicraft techniques to her work. The result was a perfect synergy between design and craftsmanship, and Monsoon and Beyond, with its range of home textiles and accessories, was officially born in February 2013.

    With each of her collections, Vera takes you on an enchanting journey through India. “I wanted to do more than just create beautiful designs, I sought to tell visual stories through my collections”, says Vera. The indigo houses of Jodhpur, the faded wall of a medieval tomb in Old Delhi, the sunset over Marine Drive in Mumbai - all these images and related emotions come to life in her creations.

    Vera’s label has been critically acclaimed by the media. She was recently featured in FORBES, ELLE and VOGUE, VERVE, among others.

                                                                                       

    Vera currently lives with her husband and 3 adopted cats in New Delhi.

  • (Jul 25, 2017)

    Handmade Home Textiles & Accessories that tell Stories

                                  

    Monsoon and Beyond is a home textile and accessories label by Austrian designer Vera Fritsch. Her eclectic designs feature exquisite craftsmanship, luxurious materials and unique designs. The New Delhi and Hong Kong based brand was founded in 2013 and has since become an established brand retailing through its web shop as well as high-end stores in Austria, Australia, Germany, India, Italy, UK and through online portals worldwide.  All products are handmade and ethically produced in India. 

    Craftsmanship meets Design

    Vera’s truly unique designs are a result of blending ancient arts of Indian handicraft with her contemporary, European design sensibility.

    Each collection tells a Story

    Each of Vera’s collections takes you on an enchanting journey through India. They tell stories and portray India’s mood and beauty.

    Ethically and Lovingly Created                                                                                                                                                      

    All products are created in an ethically fair and happy work environment. The label sources the finest fabrics across India and collaborates with some of the best artisans in the country, applying ancient forms of Indian craftsmanship.


 Products

  • "JAIPUR HAVELI" Handmade by Monsoon and Beyond
    100% suede leather clutch bags that feature embroidered Rajasthani vintage fabric. Each bag is therefore unique. Small pocket with zipper inside. Embellished with handmade pompom....

  • This collection of handmade clutch bags is inspired by the beauty of the intricately adorned Havelis of Jaipur. Havelis are historical town houses of the Maharajas and their families and are highly influenced by Rajasthani architecture.  Intrigued by the charm and heritage of the Havelis we created clutch bags that feature embroidered Rajasthani vintage fabric. Each of the bags is therefore unique.
  • "QUEEN OF HERONS" Handmade by Monsoon and Beyond
    Luxurious satin clutch bag embellished with Swarovski crystals, sequins & beads. Painstakingly made by hand. Size: 8 x 4". Comes with removable metal chain strap. Design is inspired by the flora & fauna of Udaipur's lakeside....

  • This luxurious clutch bag is perfect for a special event. The white satin bag is embellished with Swarovski crystals, sequins & kardana work. The unique design is inspired by the flora & fauna of the city of Udaipur (India) during the Mughal Era. Each bag is painstakingly made by hand. The silver rectangular box clutch fits I-phone, lipstick, wallet, etc. Lining: Silver satin. Comes with removable silver chain. 8 x 4"

  • "QUEEN OF HERONS" Handmade by Monsoon and Beyond
    Inspired by the fauna & flora of Udaipur's lakeside we created a handembroidered satin bag featuring Swarovski crystals, sequins & beads. The silver rectangular box clutch fits I-phone, lipstick, wallet, etc. Comes with removable silver chain. 8 x 4"<br /><br />...

  • This luxurious clutch bag is perfect for a special event. The night blue satin bag is embellished with Swarovski crystals, sequins & kardana work. The unique design is inspired by the flora & fauna of the city of Udaipur (India) during the Mughal Era. Each bag is painstakingly made by hand. The silver rectangular box clutch fits I-phone, lipstick, wallet, etc. Lining: silver satin. Comes with removable gold chain. 8 x 4"

  • "TWO HERONS" Handmade by Monsoon and Beyond
    Inspired by the fauna & flora of Udaipur's lakeside we created a handembroidered satin bag featuring Swarovski crystals, sequins and beads. The silver rectangular box clutch fits I-phone, lipstick, wallet, etc. Comes with removable silver chain. 8 x 4"...

  • This luxurious clutch bag is perfect for a special event. The pale blue satin bag is embellished with Swarovski crystals, sequins & kardana work. The unique design is inspired by the flora & fauna of the city of Udaipur (India) during the Mughal Era. Each bag is painstakingly made by hand. The silver rectangular box clutch fits I-phone, lipstick, wallet, etc. Lining: Silver satin. Comes with removable silver chain. 8 x 4"

  • "SALAWAS" Handmade by Monsoon and Beyond
    Handwoven 100% cotton Dhurrie fabric embellished with 100% cotton pompoms and colorful Rajasthani elements. 100% leather handle. Sturdy zipper. Comes in 2 sizes and 5 different colors....

  • Inspired by the ancient tradition of the Dhurrie weaves, we created a contemporary version of those ancient Indian heirlooms. The clutch bags are made of handwoven 100% cotton Dhurrie fabric and are embellished with 100% cotton pompoms and colorful Rajasthani elements. 100% leather handle. Sturdy zipper. Comes in 2 sizes and 5 different colors.
  • "SYNERGY" Cushion Handmade by Monsoon and Beyond
    Cushion made of 100% chanderi fabric, intricately embroidered with silk yarn. Chanderi is a luxurious mix of cotton and silk produced by weaving zari into silk. It is considered the fabric of royalty, with its restrained gloss and sheer texture....

  • Perched on a hilltop above Udaipur, a magical palace towers over grassland and Lake Pichola in the distance. It represents a place of serenity and unconditional love that inspired us to create our wedding collection of intricately embroidered cotton silk pillows. We used 100% chanderi fabric, embroidered with silk yarn. Chanderi is a luxurious mix of cotton and silk produced by weaving zari into silk. It is considered the fabric of royalty, with its restrained gloss and sheer texture.


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