Tarun Tahiliani presented the fourth edition of the Tarun Tahiliani Couture Exposition at Mehboob Studio in Bandra earlier this week. We were super excited about it as always, as this is one wedding expo we never miss! The exposition showcased sixty of the finest pieces from the studio’s latest bridal couture collection. The collection was displayed in 14 feet high glass ‘Jewel boxes’ especially designed for the occasion. The cutting edge presentation of Tahiliani’s collection against a glass backdrop imparted a magical mix of tradition and modernity, giving the entire display an ethereal feel.
The underlining common link in all the 60 outfits was the liberal use of Swarovski elements used to embellish the lehengas. The collection is more indo western with special key-hole jackets for brides coupled with lehengas in classic shades of red and gold. The Anarkalis exude freshness in mango and peach shades and is very modern with flowy, elegant drapes, deep scoop necklines and plastered bodices meshed with Swarovski Elements. These versatile pieces can be worn individually as gowns for an evening soiree or can be paired with churidaars for an ethnic Indian look. The stylish yet traditional groom can opt for an antique gold brocade sherwani with raised cream cotton thread work styled with a long flared crinkled cotton kurta and an ivory stole which can be paired with a dhoti.
Also outstanding are the finest range of embellished concept sarees with eye catching detailing. A tulle sari in delicate shades of Mediterranean jade, embellished with tiny floating flowers that sparkle in the brilliance of Swarovski Elements with a hand-embroidered threadwork border is the perfect understated choice for an Indian bride. An animal-esque copper silk chiffon concept sari with a lace and crystal border worn with a beige corset, adorned with delicate thread work and Swarovski Elements that can be worn for a glamorous cocktail.
The collection rekindles the old world charm with a traditional bridal lehenga- choli with heavy threadwork and zardozi embroidery, paired with embroidered drapes. Emerald green shararas in georgette with chikankari embroidery and Three-dimensional antique gold sequin work, creates a magic with the design making it dazzling and very regal. For the men, the collection featured a sheathed Sherwani with maroon velvet Zardozi borders paired with a digitally printed sequin sheathed stole.
.Tahiliani proves that couture is not always about the finest of silk and heavy detailing with his crinkled and flared zari kurtas, embroidered kamarbandh and ivory cotton Angrakha with fine chikanwork styled with a cotton silk stole. The new bridal couture collection infuses revivalist craft and contemporary construction with progressive principles of design to create memorable couture pieces.