Definitely one of the most impressive Grand Finales ever! We absolutely loved the Gothic style backdrop with imposing arches and spires – fabulous! Tarun’s stunning collection “Artisanal” was filled with the best textiles, embellishments, jewels, stones and craft techniques. Add to it the structured drapes, the exquisite sharp cut silhouettes along with the mix of Indian expertise and western layering – creating that unique Tarun Tahiliani creation.
The show opened with soft nude toned pastels and then moved to sari gowns, crystal cholis and layered net lehengas as well as sensual long gowns and more flouncy hemlines with embroidered godets. What followed were sequin-sheeted saris in beige, old rose empire line anarkalis, ivory net sari with a peach petticoat – each more fabulous than the previous. The whites were paired with shades of pink and violet for fully encrusted knee length kurtas with belted dupattas covered with silver and crystals.
Apart from Indian wear, there were magenta satin draped sari gowns, the red ornate lehengas with an embellished lace gilet and the gorgeous silver one button waistcoat over a pre stitched sari. And last up were the most exquisite lehengas and multi kali bridal skirts with velvet detailing and gold motifs.The double drape kali sari with zari and crystals and the red paneled bridal set with a rustic touch were both two very different options in bridal couture.
We absolutely loved everything about this show – the set, the hair styling, the jewellery and of course the fabulous bridal wear! Menswear by Tarun Tahiliani was ethnic with heavily embroidered sherwanis, Jodhpuri jackets, low crotch cowl churidars, jackets teamed with flowing skirts or paneled kurtas and embellishments that moved from tonal to multicoloured for the garments as well as the shawls. This was undoubtedly our favourite, as always! Sigh… so gorgeous… perfect for the classic Indian bride!