Tarun Tahiliani picks the one Indian fashion label he’s loving right now
Plus, what's on his playlist right now
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
The young or upcoming designer whose work excites you?
Tarun: Arjun Saluja. His work is so clean, modern, sexy and consistent.
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.
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.
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.