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Tarun Tahiliani picks the one Indian fashion label he’s loving right now

Plus, what's on his playlist right now

By ELLE team  November 6th, 2017

Tarun Tahiliani is having a major moment. The veteran couturier just finished styling our delectable November 2017 cover with Jacqueline Fernandez dressed in an elaborate embroidered jacket. A few weeks ago, Kareena Kapoor Khan styled herself in a champagne gold sharara from his couture archives, reminding us of the timeless appeal of a Tarun Tahiliani creation. Having spent over 25 years building his empire in the Indian fashion industry, the designer is a treasure trove of fashion trivia and inspiration. He shares some of his favourites.   

The fashion documentary everyone should watch and why?

Tarun: Unzipped, Dior and I 

unzipped dior and I

The young or upcoming designer whose work excites you? 

Tarun: Arjun Saluja. His work is so clean, modern, sexy and consistent. 

arjun saluja

Instagram: @arjunsaluja

The Instagram account you’re loving right now and why ?

Tarun: Not loving any at the moment 

One fashion solution you wish you’d invented?

Tarun: The use of lycra in everything. 

The artist whose work you find most inspiring and why ?

Tarun: I love Sakti Burman, Lucian Freud’s portraits, David Hockney for collages, Georgio O’Keefe’s flowers and V.S. Gaitonde’s abstracts.  

artist collage


The most fashionable destination in the world and why?

Tarun: Rome, as the people are naturally sexy and rooted in their culture

What’s on your playlist when you’re working?

Tarun: Abhishek Gupta’s remixes or Gaurav Raina’s classical music.

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The fashion myth you’re happy to have busted?

 Tarun: That you have to wear physically heavy clothes to look grand. I think we have busted that myth. 

kareena in tarun