Master couturier Tarun Tahiliani is set to showcase his latest collection at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015, but this show will be a little different from his previous ones. For starters, there’s no showstopper – as the designer explained, “We want the collection to be the focus of the show.” Plus, the show won’t be held at the same venue as the rest of the shows at WIFW; but at DLF Emporio Mall instead. ELLE chatted with the designer, who gave us a few clues about what to expect from his collection this season.
The Singh Twins inspiration
“I went into a hypnotic trance when I first saw [London-based artists The Singh Twins] work. In a way, I suppose I responded fully to their “Past-Modern” work (a series of vibrant, detailed paintings with Asian and Western influence and global iconography using traditional techniques from Indian miniature paintings), as our own philosophy is ‘All that we were and more’. It was a wonderful, novel, intellectual take on patterns and layering, with such wit and finesse. I could not wait to put a collection of ready-to-wear easy pieces together.”
“[We] created prints on fabrics that are juxtaposed perfectly with our signature drapes and cuts. Silhouettes like tunics, shirts, saris and draped lehengas find reinterpretation in a burst of colours ranging from peach and lemon to bright yellows and oranges.”
“We have decided to have an offsite show as I wanted to give people a complete experience in terms of set design and ambience. The idea is to make the collection stand out to the best of our abilities – and doing it in a different venue enables that.”
“All our accessories, in a burst of bright colours and patterns, have been inspired by The Singh Twins Prints.”
Tarun Tahiliani will showcase his collection at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015 on October 8.