Tarun Tahiliani recently showcased pieces from his brand new ‘Gold Collection’ and his ‘Bridal 2013’ collection during India Bridal Fashion Week in Mumbai. Tahiliani is a noted Indian fashion designer who founded his design studio in 1990. He was the first Indian designer to be invited to showcase his work at Milan Fashion Week, Italy and has showcased his collections in different fashion capitals of the world, like London, New York and Paris. Tarun has dressed many A-List Bollywood starlets including popular actresses Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif.
Tahiliani’s designs are an ode to traditional Indian fashion, yet are still very modern. You can spot a signature Tahiliani gown from miles away. No designer can compare to Tahiliani when it comes to embellishments and intricate embroidery. Tarun’s designs emphasize the curves and shape of a woman. The fit of his garments are perfect. The models that walk the ramp wearing his ensembles look absolutely stunning; perfectly tailored tops and skirts, tightly fitted around their beautiful bodies. Even when the models are completely covered in luxurious and heavily embroidered fabrics, they still end up looking sexy. A TT design comes with power, class, sophistication, maturity and a hint of sex-appeal.
His latest ‘Gold Collection’ includes a number of gowns in gold and metallic shades. A very contemporary collection including modern interpretations of Indian silhouettes and styles. Luxurious pieces of fabric are draped in different ways. This collection is very easy on the eyes and could easily be worn at a Hollywood red-carpet event by a western celebrity, even though it is an Indian style gown. The other gowns showcased during India Bridal Fashion Week are more traditional bridal looks. I feel Tahiliani pushes the boundaries and comes up with creative and contemporary draping techniques and styles. I’ve personally never been a fan of red, bridal gowns, even though this is the traditional color for an Indian bride. Somehow the color and style of most red, bridal gowns remind me of Christmas decorations and often designers would embellish it as if decorating for Christmas. I feel Tahiliani has brought the red, Indian bridal gown back to life, making it look stylish and modern instead of cheap and kitschy.
Tarun Tahiliani is by far one of the best designers of India. Make sure you visit his website, taruntahiliani.com, to see more of his beautiful work.
Images from India Bridal Fashion Week: http://www.fashiononeinternational.com/index.php/fashion-week/india-bridal-fashion-week-mumbai