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A grand affair

Fashion designer Tarun Tahiliani, whose Bridal Couture Exposition debuted in 2009, is all set for the second go with a larger than life experience.

fashion and trends Updated: Jun 11, 2010 00:40 IST
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Tarun's collectionFashion designer Tarun Tahiliani, whose Bridal Couture Exposition debuted in 2009, is all set for the second go with a larger than life experience. His TT Bridal Couture Exposition 2010 will kick off at DLF Emporio, Vasant Kunj from July 22-25. The theme for the exposition is ‘The Procession’, aimed at wedding ensembles.

“A wedding is the biggest event across all cultures. And no matter how advanced we become, it is an occasion where we go back to our roots. The exposition is where I will present my collection with a modern twist,” says Tahiliani.

Taking it forward from the 2009 debut edition, Tahiliani is striving to make this season a grander affair by roping in numerous luxury brands. Forever Mark and Swarovski are doing exclusive collections for the show. But the biggest association has come with the roping in of Bentley Supersports. “Think of fine burl, kid leather and hand finishes for one of the most iconic luxury brands — Bentley, with a heritage and user list that included Gayatri Devi and Queen Elizabeth the II. Since our theme revolves around the procession, which is celebratory, this jewel automobile will fit in perfectly,” explains Tahiliani.

As the only designer showcasing at the Exposition, Tahiliani says, “I have done some 50-55 garments that will be on mannequins and some 18-20 that models will display. There are creations for the bride, groom and relatives. There are some new weaving and draping techniques that we have incorporated in the designs.”

Assisting him with the designing of sets is Sumant Jayakishan. Crystal chandeliers, traditional and exotic flower arrangements, dramatic lighting and effects, theatrical sound and music performances will give the space a theatrical setting.

While the first two days will have select viewing, on the last two days the Exposition will be open for public.