The much-awaited Tarun Tahiliani Bridal Couture Exhibition 2011 promises its patrons a novel experience, similar to the previous two editions. The exposition themed “Artisanal — bringing the craft to the fore’ will showcase the finest works in fashion of unique design. Says Tarun Tahiliani, “The collection is a blend of Indian craftsmanship with a layered western construct. The concept is unique and every design is a fusion of Indian couture with international construction.”
Moreover, the magnificent ‘Swarovski Apsara’, an artistic 350kg, 6-foot sculpture, encrusted in Swarovski crystals, will adorn the exposition. The sculpture is also the muse for the bridal couture exposition this year. Talking about it, the couture designer says, “The Apsara is the symbol of the exposition. It complements the intricate stone and jaali designs of the couture collections and is bound to enthral the audience.”
This bridal couture event is scheduled across four cities starting in New Delhi at The DLF Emporio from July 9-13 and will continue in Mumbai at The Four Seasons Hotel, Worli from July 23-24, before moving to Hyderabad and Kolkata in August.
Talking about his bridal collection, Tahiliani says, “The entire collection has been designed only for the exposition. I’ve used colours like shell pink, ivory, reds and brown in fabrics like sheer tulle, velvet, georgettes and soft net. I’ve used the finest of weaves, embroideries, jewels, stones and techniques. It will be bridal luxury at its best.”
However, keeping in mind that the bridal season is a few months away, why is the couture event being held now? “The preparation for every bride or groom and even their families begins from the day the wedding is decided,” Tahiliani remarks, adding, “The exposition will give the bride and the groom and their family members enough time to make a choice for their dream ensemble for the most important day of their life.”