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Tarun Tahiliani Wows Audiences With 'Tarakanna' At ICW 2017 Day 3

Designer Tarun Tahiliani showcased his collection titled 'Tarakanna', inspired by the night sky, on Day 3 of India Couture week (ICW) 2017.

Mugdha Kapoor Safaya | News18.com@Mugdha_Kapoor

Updated:July 27, 2017, 5:18 PM IST
Tarun Tahiliani Wows Audiences With 'Tarakanna' At ICW 2017 Day 3
(Photo: Tarun Tahiliani showcases his collection Tarakanna at ICW 2017/News18.com)
Sensual, light, glamourous, modern yet traditional, ace fashion designer Tarun Tahiliani's collection titled 'Tarakanna', featured silhouettes that sparkled and shined as if through a shimmering haze of stardust.

Showcased on Day 3 of the coveted FDCI India Couture Week (ICW) 2017, the designer's bridal couture and occasion wear collection, was inspired by the night sky.


"It was the cosmic night when you look out and you see stars and stardust and it's weightless and it sparkles and shimmers and it flutters in its move and it's amass but you can't feel it, I think that's the essence of this collection," said Tarun Tahiliani in an exclusive interaction with News18.com.

The designer's latest line truly encapsulated his love for layering and weightlessly constructed outfits that fit the wearer like a glove. The line was put together keeping in mind that the outfits could be used as separates and one could pair them with other garments to break the usual monotony and come up with their own version of chicness.

Also, the entire idea behind keeping the ensembles light and weightless yet extremely modish and sophisticated was so that the bride and the guests can enjoy the wedding and dance in their clothes.


The ready-to-wear bridal entourage featured elegant and stylish lehengas, sarees, saree drapes, anarkalis, capes, and gilets for the upcoming wedding season. The collection had a lot of bling in terms of crystals by Swarovski and embellishments were also in the form of 'beautiful handwork', 'silk thread work', vintage, zardosi and Parsi gara embroidery, fringing, knit tassels, 3D flowrs, French knots and velvet detailing.

While rich textiles such as velvet, silk, brocades were teamed with soft tulle and georgettes to revive the age old charm of yesteryear, the collection's colour story ranged from old rose, maroons, golds, olive, midnight blue, black and ivory.


Besides these, the collection's colour scheme included blushes of light pink, powder blue, jade, peach and mauve.

Talking about his collection featuring monochrome garments, the designer said, "I always liked monochrome, especially on brides. I feel it makes them look taller. I think multi-colored with embroidery, jewellery and makeup, it's just too much. You (the wearer) are not a village bell. And where people wore multi-colored they wore dull jadau or they wore silver like in Rajasthan. I think that looks very dated and passe."



While the women wear was kept stylishly modern and elegantly Indian with sarees, saree drapes, shararas and other 'India-modern' silhouettes, the menswear collection featured bundis, panelled kurtas, dhotis and sherwani that were embellished with gota, zardosi, parsi gara and resham threads on rich fabrics like matka silk, raw silk, velvet and dupion silk. Traditional chikankari embroidery of Lucknow was given a fashionably stylish twist in kurtas and sherwanis.

In all, Tarun's ensembles, inspired by celestial bodies which reveal themselves in the night sky, were like an optical illusion that floats loose from the sky in elegance.

| Edited by: Mugdha Kapoor Safaya
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