Leather Chic

Gautam Sinha has always been inclined towards the creative side of things. He did his graduation from NIFT Delhi (National Institute of Fashion Technology) but instead of following fashion design which he studied in collage, Gautam got into accessory/product design and worked for an export house that dealt in Christmas ornaments . During his 2 years there, he learned a lot and got to experiment with different materials other then fabric. And totally loved it.

Getting into leather products and fashion accessories happened by chance, Gautam had never worked with the material before until a Dutch clothing company asked him to design and produce a range of belts for them. That was when he registered his company Definite Design. Soon his company built a reputation in making handcrafted bespoke leather products. Definite design has produced for some of the best luxury hotels in the world like Burj al Arab in Dubai, the Jumeirah Group, One&only Resorts in South africa, Ritz Carton, Fairmont Hotels and the Hilton Group. He has also produced menu covers for independent restaurants like Gordon Ramsay’s Maze ,to Marco Pierre White and Nobu.

Starting his own label was the next most logical step for Gautam. Nappa Dori was conceptualized about a year back and since then has made right noises in the design fertility. Gautam has just been shortlisted by the British Council for the “Young Creative Design Entrepreneur Award” .

Here are a few of his chic designs:





Gautam plans to open a branch dealing with home deco’ in the near future.


  2 comments for “Leather Chic

  1. August 15, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    Some inspiration there! I liked the second photo a lot!


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