Elegance, style, craftsmanship and impeccable quality are terms synonymous with him in every sense. He is known to incorporate traditional Indian drapes, textiles and techniques in modern contemporary form to achieve an international look in his ensembles. Tarun Tahiliani, presented his collection- Marriage, Mystic and Magic at the fourth edition of the Aamby Valley India Bridal Fashion Week, by putting up a grand finale for this 6 day bridal extravaganza. The who’s who of the fashion fraternity and capital’s social scene were present to witness the finale of this bridal saga.
The grand set was complemented by the contemporary dance performance given by the Attakkalari group for Tarun’s show. It was a sheer elegance depicted in swift moves and sharp movements, with dancers swaying to a melodious tune on the ramp. A shimmery bustier teamed with a nude colour sari, fine tissue-like silhouettes draped with pyjamis, skimpy dresses, and long floor-grazing jackets over dresses were certainly eye catching. The contemporary collection also included a high neck long dress teamed with a stole, and culotte pants with a long tunic. The sari was completely transformed into a new avatar by teaming with a broad and intricately embroidered belt at the waist. The men’s collection was also really noteworthy with dhotis and pathanis, teamed with kurtas and sharp cut jackets.
During the show, dancers gave a sensuous performance by appearing at regular intervals and performing an interesting mix of contemporary dance with acrobatics. Vibrant floral evening gowns, soft flowy printed fabrics teamed with a floral blouse, and a green shimmery long gown with attached frills attracted a lot of attention of the audience. In all, glimpses of shimmering gold, hues of soft pastels and intricate workmanship are reminiscent of an era of charm and elegance. Tarun intended to create a couture which has an interesting melange of traditional crafts, sparkling crystals and carats, and to finally design an extravagant, bespoke luxury for bride, groom and as well as their families.
To exactly replicate that, Tarun Tahiliani presented anarkalis in the hues of pistachio and green, intricate work pyjamis, sherwanis in silk with jackets, contrasting combination of beiges and reds combined with intricate embroidery as a part of his sensuous bridal collection. When we talk of a contemporary bride, she has certain whims and fancies, and this is exactly what was conveyed through his collection. Appliqué and Swarovski saris, bell sleeves with high collared, and floral back blouses, use of multiple chains to create a yet another blouse with a sari, and long flowy anarkalis were showcased to describe the contemporary element in his collection.
Towards the end, bright red cascading gown, off-white sherwani in self thread work, heavy zari and zardosi work encrusted peach lehenga, sherwanis with a lot of heavy work, and even heavier floor sweeping royal lehengas that would remind you of a maharani of a bygone era, were simply befitting the bride and groom’s collection for this wedding season.
Lisa Haydon, the show stopper for the evening closed the show in a soft pastel embroidered lehenga by the designer. The beautiful grand finale was choreographed by Aparna Anisha Bahl and Tania Lefebvre.