Tarakanna, the Bridal Couture Collection 2017-18 by Tarun Tahiliani at India Couture Week, was full of sparkle and shine, as if through a shimmering haze of stardust, in an ethereal lightness of being is a portrait of understated cosmic glamour.
Through regal volumes, innovative techniques and smart contouring, the clothes glide effortless like a seamless dream, lapping at the floor below!
An optical illusion that floats loose from the sky in elegance. The ombre of a cosmic storm reflected in vintage embroideries, the finest Italian tulle and Chantilly lace, Crystals from Swarovski winking in lehengas, shararas, sarees, and saree drapes, as well as panelled kurtas and coats. Tulle and brocade, crystal and crinoline, silk georgettes and shadow work, are fused together, in self-assured modernity.
The colour scheme stretches to include blushes of light pink, powder blue, peach, jade and mauve. Light resham, 3D flowers, threadwork and French knots on soft shades create a pastoral fantasy as the light bounces off the sheer tulle in muted tones and breezy layers of the anarkali kurta.
While his ready-to-wear collection for the bridal entourage features a range of exquisite and chic styles in lehengas, sarees, anarkalis, capes and gilets for the upcoming bridal season. Inspired by Spanish flamenco dancers and bullfighters, the garments feature techniques such as Parsigara, zardozi embroideries, fringing, knit tassels and velvet detailing. A vibrant colour palette of old rose, maroons, golds, olive, midnight blue, black and ivory added a festive cheer.
Tarun’s men have switched from wearing suits, combining the traditional with fine tailoring and fit. His mens wear consisted of rich and festive garments epitomizes refined style, craftsmanship and quality with a keen emphasis on sharp tailoring and strong silhouettes. Exuding a minimalist sobriety, the collection includes lust-worthy bundis, kurtas, dhotis and sherwanis embroidered with gota, zardozi, parsigara and resham threads on rich fabrics like matka silk, raw silk, velvet and dupion silk. Traditional Chikankari embroidery of Lucknow is given a stylish twist in kurtas and sherwanis. Rich tones of gold and ivory and contrasting blacks and beiges lend a sense of elegance and distinctive aura to the collection.