Nepotism Raises Its Ugly Head in Indian Bridal Week 2011

When one’s husband is the Chairman of the Body organising a Fashion Week, the wife can be assured of a a Prime Slot amongst big-ticket designers even if her credibility as a designer is yet to be tested. Vijay Singh, the Chairman of FDPC (I thought this body was defunct but Singh still uses it.) that organises the annual Aamby Valley Indian Bridal Week has managed to bring in his wife, Jyotsna Tiwari as a designers amongst some big-ticket names from the fashion industry in the very second year since Bridal Week made its debut.

Jyotsna Tiwari had a multifaceted career before she turned designer. A graduate from the Pusa Institute of Hotel Management, Jyotsna took to catering business when she was in Kolkata. After this she started a Spa venture, which suddenly shut-down and Jyotsna moved to Delhi with her hubby, Vijay Singh and started TNG Spa here, which too is shut down now. Eventually Jyotsna Tiwari took to designing and when Vijay Singh was riding high on FDPC Agenda (thanks to his close proximity to the then Minister of Textile, Shankarsinh Vaghela) she managed a slot in Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) in March 2009 in the category of ‘Debutant Designers’. The point to be noted here is that earlier Jyotsna Tiwari’s applications to FDCI for participation in WIFW were denied couple of times.

So when I saw Jyotsna Tiwari’s name next to the likes of Tarun Tahiliani, Pallavi and Bhairavi Jaikishan, Falguni & Shane Peacock, Rocky S, Neeta Lulla and Vikram Phadnis, I was rather amazed. Not only that, Vijay Singh ensured that Kangana Ranaut, the Brand Ambassador of Aamby Valley Indian Bridal Week 2011 wore none other than Jyotsna Tiwari’s design.

Don’t be surprised if you see the organisers putting their weight behind this caterer turned beautician turned designer – Jyotsna Tiwari at the forthcoming Bridal Week.

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  1. Who can take seriously any fashion weeks that deny any but its own countrymen. Some very good designers from other countries have been turned away from Indian fashion weeks and yet Indian designers are walking their work down runways globally. Turn the tables India. Gain some credibility.

  2. Any idea what the designers are getting paid or paying to participate in India Bridal Week?

    Just curious if and how Vijay Singh is making money through India Bridal Week. Presume the only money is coming from sponsors Aamby Valley, one of the co-sponsors is Jyotsna Tiwari’s label JONA– so you know it doesn’t cost money to co-sponsor.

  3. Heard Mr Tarun Tahiliani is showing there too…Heard he is a super money minded…gosh!!! …. has he lost all his buyers that he need to showcase his collection to an audience of pimps and hookers???

  4. i heard the whole family of Jyotsna is jinxed…middle sister surabhi tiwari has had 10 odd biy friends and now married…but continues to keep the extra marital flings on…younger sister shuchi tiwari is divorced twice..

  5. I heard a shocker…apparently recently Jyotsna and her husband Vijay singh had a major show down; when former slapped later in public for sleeping with female model/air hostess

  6. I used to work with her in delhi in her SPA.I also somehow managed to have a fling with her younger sister.Her whole family has got dark secrets.I KNOW IT ALL as spent about 1.5 yr in their residence cum SPA where they use to use vegetable oil to massage people and left over rose petals collected from flower shop waste to give their so called EXOTIC CLEOPETRA BATH.

  7. Both chicks high quality [email protected]&€. Calcutta and delhi spas closed due to shady business under spa label. Shuchi’ s husbands kicked her out of the marriage coz she had affair with her office colleagues while in marriage. .