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Tarun Tahiliani's bridal luxury extravaganza

Tarun Tahiliani Bridal Couture Exposition is an interesting amalgam of creative designs, finest weaves, delicate embroidery, elaborate drapes and perfect technique. As the exposition kick starts today in the capital, Aditi Caroli speaks to the designer.

fashion and trends Updated: Jul 09, 2011 18:38 IST
Aditi Caroli

Tarun Tahiliani Bridal Couture Exposition is an interesting amalgam of creative designs, finest weaves, delicate embroidery, elaborate drapes and perfect technique. The theme is rightly described as 'Artisanal: Bringing the Craft to the Fore,' as Tarun puts it "Indian Couture layered in a western construct." Colours are mostly kept neutral with shades of beige and nude, however, pink and red is carefully used for bridal lehengas.



The elegant and luxurious collection woos you at the first look. "Couture in India is still the bride. It's very focused to brides and families who have special occasions from sangeet to mehendi to shaadi. It represents the top end of aesthetic collection where we use the finest fabrics, the best quality material and superb finish in embroidery. We have taken special care not to make profoundly embroidered dresses heavy on weight because that's a very outdated fashion. Fit is very important for me, be it evening gowns or bridal lehengas. Cuts and finish is fab in the collection. This collection is the kick of bridal season," says Tarun.



LisaThis is Tarun's third Bridal Exposition. So how's it different from the last two collections? "There's a definite evolution in terms of cuts and shapes. All the embroidery techniques are new. We have done saree drapes, anarkalis, lehengas with different shapes. It's very subtle in beige and nude mainly. But you can order colours, that's the statement this year," tells the designer.



Tarun emphasises the collection is a novel blend of Indian and Western culture, "That's how I am. I speak in English, think in English, dream in English. But basically I'm an Indian. My aesthetic sense is also like this. My collection reinvents historical traditions in the form of modern Mughal. We can't dress up like maharajas but we must inspire to keep that tradition alive in a modern way. My collection is a celebration of Indian style."



Tarun, who is a part of the FDCI board, won't showcase his collection at the Delhi Couture Week scheduled this month, "DCW is wonderful. I fully support it and I'm happy for it. But I'm not doing it because this is how I show my couture. It's not about exclusivity. Indian couture is very good if shown up close. You can see the details which you can't see on the ramp like shape, colour and details. For example, the quilting on the jacket won't be visible on the ramp,"



Tarun is taking his couture to four cities this year- Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Kolkata. The exposition is currently open in Delhi from July 9-13 at DLF Emporio.