19:07 EST, 20 July 2012
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Designer Tarun Tahiliani
Each year, Tarun Tahiliani presents some of the most beautiful, grandeur and timeless bridal garments setting a benchmark for bridal wear in the country.
This year too, he is back with his bridal couture collection, ‘Jewel Box’ that will be on display at the DLF Emporio, Vasant Kunj from July 25th-28th, 2012. ‘The couture exposition allows people to recognise and appreciate the high standards of craftsmanship that make Indian couture truly iconic,’ says the designer.
This time the exposition is not entirely dedicated to the bride. There’s something designed and created for everyone who is a part of the big fat Indian wedding tale. ‘A radical departure from Indian traditional, we have experimented with key-hole jackets with lehengas or a versatile, modern day anarkali which can be worn traditionally or as a gown,’ adds Tahiliani.
Authority in accessories and accents
It’s the pairing of the perfect, handpicked Tahiliani accessories that can finish any look in superior style. His vast and intricate collection of trendy jewellery such as waistbelts, cuffs, necklaces, bangles worn with his ensembles results in a look that is not only well-styled but one that easily stands out from the others. Whether it’s a belt worn over a concept sari, a quilted shrug paired with a lehenga, or just a bright ‘n’ bold clutch teamed with an anarkali; there’s no dearth of trendy accessories and fresh styling in his collections. The line of jewellery from the designer brings together several forms of precious and semi-precious stones and unique craftsmanship.
Precious and semi-precious stones and unique craftsmanship feature in his designs
Master of the drapes
TT is known for his penchant for elaborate drapes, layered styles and innovative silhouettes. ‘It’s how you drape the sari can make all the difference,’ says the designer. Within a single collection, he brings forth variations in his garments that stand out for their exclusive designing and styling. Not just for womenswear, but his display of menswear at the Van Huesen India Men’s Fashion Week 2011 saw the drapes altering to shirts, coats and jackets while maintaining the subtle colour composition.
Jacket of all trades
A Tarun Tahiliani fashion showcasing is incomplete without his trademark style jackets and blazers. ‘Concept saris and traditional saris paired with a well-tailored jacket is my favourite to this day,’ says the master couturier. The styles varying from embellished or heavily embroidered, weaved or plain jackets put together with saris, anarkalis, cigarette pants, trousers are popular each season and a must have from the label. He adds, ‘The idea is to evoke our own past with the renewed energy of revivalist craft and contemporary construction.’
A trademark jacket (left); the bridal collections are a ‘modern Indian love story’
Every bride’s true love
His flamboyant, bespoke and regal bridal collections not only make him popular with the high-society but also Bollywood’s favourite. When it comes to trousseau, there are a very few designers in the country that can give Tahiliani any kind of competition. His bridal clientele include Shilpa Shetty, Liz Hurley, Jemima Khan, Priya Chatwal, Vanisha Mittal amongst many others. ‘Our brand is a modern Indian love story. It’s about bringing together wonderful traditions, heritage, textiles and several kinds of embroideries together’ adds the designer. Each garment spells luxury with the lehengas and the saris some of the best selling garments from the house of TT.
The ethnic Indian touch
When not taking the Swarovski bling route, Tahiliani’s creations often display traditional and timeless hand crafted zardozi and gotta patti work. For those who prefer ethnic designs over contemporary styles and silhouettes, the ace designer’s collection of lush, opulent designs are a precious treat.
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