Born in Italy and raised in London and Paris, Olivia Dar is a world-traveler with a Parisian soul. After studying cinema in Paris and Montreal, she took a gemmology course in Jaipur which sparked a lifelong passion for Indian craft and artisanal traditions. She settled in India and began her career designing embroideries and accessories for haute couture labels such as Christian Lacroix. In 2011, she founded her eponyomous brand of hand-embroidered jewellery, clothing and accessories, combining traditional craftsmanship with a modern aesthetic.
Our atelier is located inside an urban village within New Delhi. We provide a safe and comfortable workspace for our artisans to practice their craft, and every Olivia Dar piece is finely and carefully crafted in our studio. The embroidery is done by our male artisans and the finishing by our female artisans. As a woman-owned and run company, we are especially attuned to creating a safe and supportive work environment for our female employees. We are committed to sustainability and source material locally, recycle fabrics and upcycle vintage embroidered clothing sourced from Central Asia.