MASTER OF DRAPES AND CONTEMPORARY STYLES: TARUN TAHILIANI
When we speak of renowned Indian designers, one name that never fails to top the list is that of Tarun Tahiliani. With sophistication and quality oozing from his designs, every bit of his collection has given him a special recognition in the world of fashion. Uniqueness and creativity are two staples that one can surely find in Tarun Tahiliani collections. With the first glance at Tarun Tahiliani couture, what comes to mind is an unadulterated Indian fervour. Nonetheless, his talent and love for style have lured even the international masses alike. From Bollywood to Hollywood, actors to actresses, singers to models…every known celebrity has been spotted in his iconic designs. One of the designer’s signature styles is transforming native, regal drapes into modern, opulent attires that carry international contemporary vibes.
TARUN TAHILIANI BRIDAL AND WEDDING LEHENGAS
Tarun Tahiliani bridal and wedding lehengas are one of the few things that can stun even the highest of elites. Elysium, one of his recent collections showcased at the Indian Couture Week 2018, represented the ace designer’s love for mixing traditional and contemporary fashion. Aditi Rao Hydari, who was the showstopper for this collection, was spotted flaunting a peach lehenga teamed with heavy gold jewellery. The actor looked exquisite in the heavily embellished off-shoulder lehenga featuring a semi-sheer, cape style dupatta with a long trail. His collections are not just restricted to hot ramp-ready looks, but are also a big hit in the category of sizzling celebrity clothing. Shilpa Shetty’s love for this designer’s unmatched expertise is as omnipresent as the air, and it didn’t come as a surprise when her wedding lehenga was designed by Tarun Tahiliani himself.
TARUN TAHILIANI COUTURE
Sonam Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif, Aditi Rao Hydari, Sonakshi Sinha, Kriti Sanon, Chitrangda Singh, etc. are just a few celebrity names to have walked the ramp showcasing Tarun Tahiliani Couture. At the Indian Couture Week 2018, Tarun Tahiliani showcased some of the most exquisite pieces that only the most talented Indian designers can think of. Fashionable, feminine and beautiful epitomize his bridal cocktail lehengas, concept sarees, and intricately embellished anarkalis that were exhibited at this show. Luxe fabrics, impeccable Indian craftsmanship and elegant simplicity are the three things that one can always expect from Tarun Tahiliani Couture.
TARUN TAHILIANI GOWNS, SAREES, ANARKALIS, KURTAS
Tarun Tahiliani gowns and kurtas are nothing but elegant and classy, and something that can naturally add glamour to any event. Trailing the lines of Tarun Tahiliani gowns, sarees, anarkalis and kurtas, an outfit that made it to the headlines was a gold kurta-sharara set swayed by the one and only Kareena Kapoor Khan at 2017 Diwali party. The Begum of Pataudi matched head to head with her Nawab, adding all the glamour to the event. Alia Bhatt donning a Tarun Tahiliani designed pastel anarkali featuring tangerine prints is what truly depicts the Indian designer’s love for a mix of traditional and modern styles. The designer draws inspiration from ethnic styles and adds a touch of overt panache to it. Another instance that exhibits Tarun Tahiliani’s ostentatious work is a nude-toned net/lace saree draped by the gorgeous Sonam Kapoor. This Tarun Tahiliani saree from Tarun Tahiliani Collection is a testimony to the intricate yet harmonious work of the designer.
TARUN TAHILIANI DRESSES
Tarun Tahiliani’s attires aren’t just limited to be worn to weddings and traditional events. At the Blenders Pride Fashion Event 2017, style diva Sonam Kapoor walked the ramp channelling her inner black swan in a sparkling Tarun Tahiliani gown. The tulle gown in monochrome and ombre effect added just the perfect glamour quotient to the event. Another celebrity that was spotted dazzling in a Tarun Tahiliani saree at Cannes for amfAR’s 20th Annual Cinema Against AIDS gala event was the former Miss World herself, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. She lit the red carpet in a gold themed saree that was perfectly complemented with a gold coloured blouse, clutch, and earrings. Be it the ramp or the red carpet, Tarun Tahiliani casts a spell that beguiles the paparazzi and the masses alike.
TARUN TAHILIANI WOMENSWEAR
Silk, banrasi, tulle, gottapatti, and embroidered chikankari are some of the magical touches that Tarun Tahiliani loves incorporating into his works. Accompanied by needlework with beads and semi-precious stones, his unique collections often use digital prints, florals, feminine silhouettes, and beautiful colour combinations. His designs for womenswear are infused with graceful Mughal touches that effortlessly transport one to the age where the hallmark of Indian trousseau was ruled by hand-made details, ornate embroideries, and intricate thread works. Generous amounts of zardozi, brocade, chikankari, gotta and bandhani can always be spotted in all of Tarun Tahiliani’s womenswear collection.
TARUN TAHILIANI MENSWEAR
Tarun Tahiliani Menswear collection is sure shot at par with the designer’s womenswear collection. In his own words, creating charming menswear collection was as simple as asking if he would wear his designs himself. His collection ‘Chasm Shahi’ at the Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2017 was heavily inspired by Mughal gardens and architecture. Colour palettes were kept limited to whites, creams, beige and jade and black. One thing that stood out like a glittering diamond in this collection was his idea to portray menswear in the classiest way possible. Apart from this, one can obviously add touches of finesse to the look by adorning a stunning brooch or a heavy shawl. Arjun Kapoor, Aditya Roy Kapur, Varun Dhawan are amongst the many Bollywood actors who have been spotted time and again in Tarun Tahiliani Menswear collection.
TARUN TAHILIANI ACCESSORIES
Apart from designer gowns by Tarun Tahiliani, his passion for creating awe-inspiring trends is also reflected in Tarun Tahiliani Swarovski crystal studs. Chandbalis, maangtikkas, and jhumkas studded in Swarovski crystals and pearls are just a few names from his wide range of jewellery collection. Embellished in pearls, polki and various other semi-precious stones, all of his jewellery pieces have been handcrafted and finished to designer standards for sufficing the tastes of today’s confident and self-assured women. These jewellery pieces are mostly inspired by the unparalleled stateliness of the one-time Nawabs and Begums of Hyderabad.
If elegance, sophistication, intricacy, and opulence are the things that fuel your love for Indian designer wear, then Tarun Tahiliani is a label you can always chase.