14 years since she quitted her finance days and made the decision to chase her passion, and 10 years since she first showcased her label titled ‘Malaga’, popular accessory designer Malini Agarwalla says she’s come very far.
She stated that she first went into the business not knowing or understanding anything about accessories, and that it has been an extreme learning curve for her.She also mentions that she feels it is now a passion and it doesn’t feel as if she is going to work everyday because of how much she enjoys what she is doing.
Her enthusiasm is outward even as she works hard at her brand's new flagship store on Hughes Road. The 8 hundred square feet store, spreads across two levels and successfully packs in Malaga’s gorgeous couture and diffusion pieces. The delicate interior is decorated with neutral colour walls and gold leaf touches, which allow Agarwalla’s signature style handbags, shoes and detailed jewellery stand out.
Her collection includes delicate embroidered clutch bags in black and whites and deep jewel tones, which also includes intricate zardozi detail work on truck-art inspired handbags and huge glass displays presenting the Malaga Bespoke range. An array of clutches with sparkling gems such as emeralds, definitely stands out instantly. But what is even harder to miss are the bright colours of Agarwalla’s brand-new project, a festive clothing line, just in time for the wedding season!