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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.
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