Bridal tips from Tarun Tahiliani
Comfort is key, says the veteran designer
Tarun Tahiliani is no stranger to bridal couture. He’s dressed the likes of Mehr Jesia and Shilpa Shetty for their weddings and his couture pieces are coveted by brides the world over. So when he advises you to opt for comfort on your wedding day, you should listen. “If you’re going to be in an outfit and heavy jewellery for hours, you need to be comfortable. As far as making a statement goes, each bride is unique, and it’s her individual personality that must shine through,” he says.
The designer has recently launched his second line for Azva, inspired by the jewellery brand’s concept of the seven vows. “My clothes are designed as contemporary silhouettes, which are culturally rooted and have traditional embroidery as the detailing. The same philosophy is followed while creating a jewellery line, which is modern in form and structure, but has elements of intrinsic Indian craftsmanship,” explains Tahiliani, who believes that jewellery and ensembles should reflect the bride’s personality. “Be yourself and you can go never go wrong with the classics! Also, plan the outfits in a way that heavy work can be removed without destroying the structure and silhouette.”
In fact, the designer states that the brides he’s loved dressing the most are the ones “who were themselves, danced with gusto and whose radiance outshone their jewels.”
The couturier reveals his jewellery, menswear and ready-to-wear bridal collection at his Bridal Couture Exposition today and tomorrow at Four Seasons Hotel, Mumbai.