The second day of India Couture Week saw ace designer Tarun Tahiliani debut at the India Couture Week with is shimmering new collection – ‘The Last Dance of the Courtesan.’ As the name evidently suggests, the collection is deeply inspired by the beauty, fashion and art of the courtesans. Tahiliani endeavoured to depict a dignified perspective of his muse- the courtesan. For the same, the ramp was built like the courts courtesans danced. Carved pillars, big chandelier, and flower garlands looming from the ceiling- Tahiliani went all out. He even invited dance stalwart Manjari Chaturvedi, a leading exponent of classical dance for a performance.
For this collection, Tahiliani seemed to have stepped away from his signature sarees and drapes. Most of his collection saw lehenga cholis and anarkalis- both statement and with light brocade. While sarees were not entirely out of his collection, they made a very small part of his bridal line. His chikan karri saris and brocade lehengas were draped interestingly, keeping the theme in mind. Models were seen sporting voluminous buns with red flowers over it and minimal makeup. The bridal collection saw garments in hues of red, white, gold and jade.
His bespoke menswear collection saw various silhouettes. While colour palette used was beige, blue and taupe, it had intricate embroidery and embellishments on a myriad of fabrics to create a striking contrast.
The entire collection saw a whole lot of crystal embroidery, giving it, its shimmering vibe. On the whole, the collection saw a whole lot of extravagance and wearable lightness.