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    Tarun Tahiliani brings his lungi dresses and jewellery-inspiredA� collection to town

    tarunWith the blueprint for the perfect drape, Tarun Tahiliani doesna��t really need a story to sell his clothes. Brides and global travellers bank on a Tahiliani (pret or couture) for a seamless transition from wedding to A-list party to resort. And yet, the observant Delhi-based designer persists in giving us brilliant narratives that range from the Ottoman Empire to Modern Mughals to, in this seasona��s case, the jewel box (Satlada or the multi-stranded Hyderabadi necklace stars in the line being showcased at Collage today). Incidentally, his spring-summer line in October will see him collaborating with the Singh Twins, the contemporary miniature artists from Liverpool.


    No fuss drape
    A frequent visitor to the city, Tahiliani is in Collage today to meet long-time clients and admits to a refreshing trend where a�?a�?chic womena��a�� want to look like themselves. a�?a�?I see a lot of women (brides) who want to leave their hair open, who want stunning clothes with the jewellery secondary and who want styling over being cluttered with embroidery and jewels,a��a�� says the man whose bridal couture expositions in Mumbai are a must visit.
    TARUN-TAHILIANI-SS1454688Finding structure
    Tahiliani calls his current line a�?a�?the most sophisticated collection of separates done in a long while.a��a�� Expect to find a�?a�?structured drape in the sari and the long kurta.a��a�� Our favourite remains the lungi skirt, a staple since the designera��s first brochure back in 1988. He recalls the unforgettable image of Kavita Khanna who wore it bestA� a�� a�?a�?a wrapped yellow resham brocade with a shawl and a body suit, coming down the steps of the Taj Palace with Vinod Khanna in his prime.a��a�� Since then, this silhouette has been updated by referencing sadhus and dervishes in India, and works with anything, from a tee to a kurti.
    At the show today, Tahiliania��s bestsellers, like the draped kurta, the saris and the anarkali with a sheer back will be on display, with the designer in customary fashion walking you through them.Whata��s more, he hints at a a�?a�?big accessories line, both for bags and costume jewellerya��a�� coming soon. Given how accessories rock a Tarun Tahiliani show, this is something we have all been waiting for.
    At Collage today, from Rs.10,000 onwards. Details: 28291443
    a�� Team Indulge


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