On a sunny Sunday afternoon, I decided to visit a Crafts Fair in search for inspiration. Tussar silks, handmade fabrics, and intricate designs greeted me as I navigated my way through the fair. Somewhere along the way, I bumped into Mrs. Sandeep Goyal and introduced myself. She seemed very intrigued with my indulgences in the world of fashion. Little did I know she would seek me out to make her a beautiful dress for a close family wedding.
Mrs. Goyal had a fabric that she wanted to be designed into a beautiful, fitted kurta. I was charged with the task of finding a suitable fabric to complement the kurta, and turning it into a lower for the kurta. I decided to choose a light netted fabric to highlight the kurta’s vibrant colours and beauty. Further, she had requested for a few tassels to be included in the outfit and we had to ensure the tassels enhanced her outfit without taking away from the beauty of the fabrics altogether.
However, as I looked at the ‘finished’ outfit, I knew there was something missing. My gut would not allow me to turn over a dress that I knew had more potential so I set myself in search of the one thing that would complete the outfit. Armed with some ideas in mind, and my trusted instincts, I scoured the markets and settled on an exquisite lace to grace the borders of her lehenga.
I waited in silent anticipation as the final dress was being prepared, but all the efforts seemed worth it when I set eyes on the finished product. The dress was complete. Mrs. Goyal was overjoyed when she received the dress and instantly sent me pictures in it. It was such a joy to see how confident and beautiful she felt in the outfit. At the end of the day, that happy smile on the face of a satisfied customer is what a designer lives for.