An evening with Vidhi Singhania

Written by weddingfables 16 Sep 2015
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"Come, let me show you around", says Vidhi Singhania, gracefully getting up from the sofa, clad in a gorgeous purple and gold bordered beautiful woven sari. As the editorial director of this website I have been invited for a private viewing of Vidhi Singhania occassion wear weaves and Neety Singhs Vintage and Classic Jewellery. Instantly we connect back to more than 12 years ago when I first met her as one of the participating designers for the country's then only premier FDCI India fashion week. I was a fashion reporter then with HT City under the able and tough editorship of Sourish Bhatacharya.  Dare I miss any information on my reportage, his hawkish eyes pointed it out and I had to rewrite it until I had it all correct and perfect for the page. That has stood me in good stead till today and I am so grateful to him for that.

Jewellery designer Neety Singh with Vidhi Singhania, Ekta Rastogi, Rupal Tyagi, Jai Madaan

Nothing has changed with Vidhi. For nearly two decades now she continues her passion with the weaves. I am totally crushing over the rows of stunning woven saris in her plush store at Greater Kailash II.  They are hand woven using embroideries from all over the states of India. The wedding collection is especially beautiful. Kotah fabrics turned into stunning lehengas, so light and breezy with gold borders and beautiful tassels that can dangle seductively on a slim waist fit for a summer wedding.She points out her creations to me taking the fabric in her hand gently. And you can feel her connection and love for them. Mostly all are high- lighted with beautiful embroidery with butis, geometric patterns, Paithani work forming a beautiful edge on the pallu. The Rajasthani Leheria saris in vibrant colours, a row of batik saris followed by another that are hand painted. Banarasi silk weaves with bird motifs on the border, chiffon with hand woven pure gold work hanging neatly in colours to-die-for.  Some of them designed in such a way that you could just be wearing one in the boardroom and walking to an elegant dinner in the same. Not just me, guests (see pictures) who came visiting went back equally awed.

Rows and rows of saris, lehengas using traditional Indian textile and accessories to go with it are displayed perfectly, almost like a museum of fine Indian fabrics, mixing the traditional with the contemporary.  Whispering in the rustle of such fine fabrics is the love of the lady who has worked endlessly keeping a low profile, willing to speak only through her work, managing to keep the efforts of the textile heritage and unknown craftsmen alive and vibrant.


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