In our exciting new Travel Diaries series, Elite Traveler will speak with designers, style icons and gurus in their respective fields on their must-have travel items when trotting the globe.
Pondichérie Founder, Devon Fisher
Pondichérie resortwear was founded by Devon Fisher. The line features chic handwoven and hand-dyed caftans and dresses with sustainably sourced textiles from India. Fisher comes from a philanthropic background and set out to employ women in areas that need it most, which is why her textiles are crafted in India and made locally in New York. Kauai-born Fisher created her line inspired by her upbringing in Kauai, Hawaii and her travels to Pondicherry, India. Read on for her must-have items when traveling to another place of inspiration: Morocco.
“Pondichérie’s designs are inspired by my travels and are rooted in that incredible jet-set feeling. When I’m in the studio designing, I like to transport myself back to my favorite travel memories, whether it’s dancing in the sand in Tulum with my closest friends or shopping for textiles in Marrakech with my husband. You can see that versatility in our pieces. They’re so easy to pack and they transition from pool to beach to dinner and back again quite effortlessly.
Morocco has had a strong influence on my designs. Around the launch of our line my husband and I honeymooned in Morocco and we were able to see both the busy city life of Marrakesh and also the serenity of rural desert life. I was in a state of heightened inspiration the whole trip! From the range of pinks woven into beautiful rugs to intricately decorated rooms made up of 1,000 shades of blue, nothing impressed me more than the uniquely Moroccan use of color.”