India Couture Week 2018: Tarun Tahiliani’s show celebrates the guilt-free bride
No holds barred
Over the last few seasons of India Couture Week — or India Bridal Week, which would be a more accurate term — Tarun Tahiliani has made his obsession with lightening the sartorial burden of the modern bride known. He doesn’t want her to sit on the stage like an installation, but mingle and dance with guests in candid moments that can be captured for the ‘gram.
So dedicated is he to this cause, that his latest collection is called In Elysium, an ethereal lightness of being. From the fabrics (airy hand-knotted lace, Italian tulle, French lamè and sheer silk) to the breezy colour palette of ivory, champagne, dusty pink and sunset peach, Tahiliani embraced the bride who isn’t afraid to enjoy her own wedding, maybe even get drunk and spin her future father-in-law around the dance floor.
Tahiliani can also be credited with turning dupatta draping into an art form. It just makes sense, his master craftsmen spend hours labouring over this particular swathe of fabric, embroidering minuscule Swarovski crystals and 3-D floral appliqué. The final result is just too intricate to be carelessly thrown over the shoulder, and we should all know better.
Tarun Tahiliani Couture & Occasion Wear ‘18-‘19