The fantasy maker
With each carefully crafted stitch, the master of haute couture, Tarun Tahiliani has conceptualised and redefined the look of modern Indian woman for his Autumn Winter’17 collection. The couturier understands that fashion has to evolve to the changing needs of the people.
“My current winter fall collection is a ready to wear line. This is not the bridal or couture; it’s not what you wear to weddings. This is something that you can wear to a dinner, to resort, on a holiday and to lounge. It’s my easy contemporary draping in our trademark prints. We have our beautiful chikan separates. I think we do it like no one else. We make it contemporary; it’s not just kurtas, it’s sexy little dresses and capes too.
“I don’t see Indian wear anywhere these days, I see that only in weddings and I don’t like that. I want to see Indian wear every day. I am always looking for Indian modern all the time,” Tarun tells us.
As part of the Guru Shishya series, that saw JJ Valaya and designer duo Alpana Mittal and Neeraj Chauhan present the grand finale last season, this fall-winter edition saw Tarun and Amit Aggarwal collaborate.
Eulogising shishya Amit, he shares, “It was wonderful to work with Amit. He has always been a fine designer and a very fine human being and that’s why I agreed to do the show with him. I have always admired his work. And even my wife has some of his clothes. We respect each other and with this collection, we are celebrating each other’s difference and aesthetics.”
As far as fashion is concerned Tarun doesn’t believe in recycling as he feels his clothes can be worn for years. “My design philosophy has to be real, comfort and quality. Quality for me is that luxury that you feel on your skin and not the brand that you are wearing. Things have to last; I am not into recycling because the clothes that I make, people wear it for 50 years.
“If you are a designer, you want to create new things. Your eyes are influenced by what’s happening in the world and that’s what you keep working with,” he concludes.
- State of Mind 29 Apr 2017 | Saimi Sattar
- A case for sculpture 29 Apr 2017 | Siddharth Choudhary
- Madhur vindicated 29 Apr 2017 | IANS
- Wearable art 29 Apr 2017 | Pioneer
- The philosopher prince 29 Apr 2017 | Team Viva
- Introducing SRK, the motivational speaker 29 Apr 2017 | Pioneer
- ‘Punjab was an eye-opener’ 29 Apr 2017 | Pioneer
- Monk who sold silver screen dreams 28 Apr 2017 | Pioneer
- Future perfect but pricey 28 Apr 2017 | Kushan Mitra
- Trend blazer 28 Apr 2017 | Agencies
Sunday EditionView All
30 Apr 2017 | Rajaram Panda
Though immigration is a sensitive issue for all societies, the new President shall be well advised to open this frontier to counter the population decline, writes RAJARAM PANDA First, South Korea followed Japan’s path of registering rapid economic growth in the 1960s to the 1970s. And emerged as one of the Four Tigers along with Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan as new growth centres in Asia, in the flying geese pattern...