All the Raj
DVF’s print master debuts stunning line of tote bags
Every designer has his muse. Suki Cheema found his as a young boy: his mother. The vibrant colors of her saris sparked his love for fashion and helped create a résumé any designer would kill for: His bold creations have graced the runways of Calvin Klein, Donna Karan and Ralph Lauren, and since 2002, he has been the secret weapon behind Diane von Furstenberg's exuberant prints.
After launching a celebrated eponymous collection of Rajasthan-inspired pillows, quilts and rugs last year, Cheema's second collection is going beyond the couch. His new line of gorgeous (yet completely practical) tote bags is inspired by his travels to Peru. We love the Machu Picchu beach tote ($96), a festive nod to the country's historic Lost City, and the Taquile tote ($102), which celebrates the famous handicrafts of its namesake island.
Though it's rumored that a London-influenced collection is up next, where in the world Cheema will find inspiration is anybody's guess. In any case, we're certain he'll be decorating the globe, one colorful print at a time.