world of fashion and textile. While in Kotah, she worked closely with traditional weavers and helped revive the humble Kotah Sari into a contemporary fashion statement. Vidhi Singhania's passion for fine Kotah Saris is evident from the exquisite work she has put in for the past decade to rejuvenate the art of weaving in this colourful Rajasthani city. Kotah is known for its fabulous weaves which was started by Maharana Bhimdeo in the 18th century. But the families of traditional weavers were starving without work because there were no buyers for the fine textiles any more. No one had thought of giving a new lease of life to these gossamer-fine fabrics until the arrival of Singhania who loves Kotah weaves. Kotah weaves are once again the chosen fashion statement of the rich and famous. Singhania makes Saris, kurtis and Western wear as well as bags and pouches with Kotah embroidery and Zariwork and each season her collection is a sell-out. The weavers are now re-settled in their homes and financially better of making Kotah hand-woven looms
Singhania who is recognized as an ace ‘revivalist". During her 10th year in the fashion business Singhania presented her colourful pre-Diwali show in Mumbai with an audience of the glitterati of the city's society. Her tenderly gold worked Saris and ensembles were more popular than when she started in 1994. Her collection was was modeled by film star and beauty queen Neha Dhupia. Likewise, Singhania donated part of her sale money for the education of the weavers" children.
Singhania sees herself as first a revivalist of Indian hand-woven looms and then a designer. Her love for hand-woven looms and traditional textiles lead her to further research constant experimentation in this area. She also promotes Indian craft techniques like Leheriya, block and bagh printing, Batik and Zardozi to enhance her lines. Classic, subtle, elegant, silhouettes, pret fusion emphasizing the weave. Indian hand-woven textiles form the backbone of Singhania's work.
Vidhi Singhania is a member of the Fashion design Council of India (FDCI).
Vidhi Singhania has an exquisite boutique in Sunder Nagar Market in New Delhi which showcases her elegant designer Sarees and beautiful and trendy Salwar Kameez.
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