Grand Finale by Tarun Tahiliani & Amit Aggarwal at AIFW AW/17
    March 20, 2017

    The much glamorous Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn-Winter 2017 called off its curtains after creating a chaos within the cosmos, which made every audience go awestruck.

    The grand finale, presented by Tarun Tahiliani and Amit Aggarwal, was set amidst a jungle-like atmosphere, created on the runway.Tarun combined a sensuous occasion-wear with dramatic flair. His handcrafted collection was homage to construction, draping and fit.According to the ace designer, his collection was “a bohemian rhapsody of sorts.” It was inspired by the nomadic beauty of Indian tribes, which mingled with motifs from Mughal armory-inspired art.

    Innovatively engineered garments with cascades and cowl drapes on gilets, capes, concept sarees, jumpsuits and dresses, reflected the design house’s take on the modern urban tribal – Indian but global.

    He said, “Since it is the last show of the season, we wanted to talk about the main aspect of what the brand is made up of, which is sustainability, recycled materials and understanding what our heritage is and what the new generation is looking forward to. Our whole collection is done by pre-owned patolas and banarsis, which we have revived through contemporary methods of pleating and created a festive plus fun line for everyday wearing.”

    This season, Amit showcased sustainable couture for the first time ever. The designer also used pre-owned patola sarees and Benaras brocades in his signature style.Explaining the same, he said, “This collection draws out rich heritage crafts to blend into our eclectic present.” To sum it up, Tarun and Amit played as a perfect combo that gave the national capital a show to be remembered for long.

    Speaking on showcasing his work with Amit at AIFW, Tarun said, “It is a pleasure and exciting to be showing at the Amazon India Fashion Week Finale. A culmination of a week of ideas of where Indian fashion will head, the definition of new trends, and what are the ‘Fresh New Looks’ – which is the recurrent theme and a signature campaign by Amazon Fashion.This is also a fusion of ideas as I show alongside one of my old proteges who has morphed into his own master with mastery over his own particular techniques and sculptural fashion.”
    Adding, “Not a jugalbandhi but derived from the same sources, while the rivers of creativity flowed down different valleys – eventually it all ends in the sea, from the great deep to the great deep it goes. So, how along the way is the transformation back, and this ‘Fresh New Look’ from a fountain that leapt into its own universe.

    Contributed By : Jasleen Kaur
    Pics by- Khushal Agarwal

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