Vivi Dupioni creates unexpected custom designs in handwoven Indian silk dupioni.  Annapolis-based designer Rhonda Feist founded the firm as a venue for exploring new horizons of texture and form in this famously lustrous fabric.  Her designs liberate silk dupioni from its traditional roles to infuse the sheen and color of ballgown elegance into our everyday experience.    Vivi Dupioni accessories are known for botanically inspired forms and Swarovski crystal embellishments, while each Vivi Dupioni garment is a custom work of art featuring classic couture-house hand finishing techniques.

Vivi Dupioni is named after Rhonda's daughter, Eve (Vivi) and the dupioni silk that she uses as the base of her designs.  Besides meeting clients and working with the silk, Rhonda's most satisfying work is making dresses for hard to fit clients.  "One of my favorite memories is of a girl who tried on her finished dress and exclaimed 'It's like this dress was made just for me', then shyly, 'I guess it was'.  She had a hard time finding an off the rack dress that didn't make her look frumpy and was delighted to look beautiful in her dress." - Rhonda

Vivi Dupioni accessories are available at Whole Foods Markets in Annapolis and Georgetown (Washington D.C.) and at a variety of local craft fairs.  These locals carry scarves, and other accessories, that are 100% silk and good for the environment and your budget. 

Rhonda - Designer and Creator

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