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Tarun Tahiliani 'Modern Mughals' Bridal Couture Exposition 2014

Tarun Tahiliani 'Modern Mughals' Bridal Couture Exposition 2014

Tarun Tahilaini showcased the sixth edition of this Bridal Couture Exposition 2014 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Mumbai. Titled 'Modern Mughals' this is the third exposition that I have had a chance to visit and as always I have come back mesmerised with his dreamy creations. 

The fact that this collection is beautiful is a given. The most impressive part though is the though behind each one of the pieces. Each creation takes into consideration the needs of a modern bride.   

Gone our the days when the bride and groom were expected to be smiling through uncomfortable ensembles. Today, the bride and groom wish to enjoy their functions just as much as their guests. 

This bridal collection has been created with fabrics such as sheer silks, reshams and tullé, making the ensemble lighter and giving ease of movement.

Evolved draping and structure, give added comfort and help keep everything in place. The draping is designed to "work with the dynamics of the body and let the fabric echo the shape of the body as it moves." The dupatta is draped over the shoulder to leave the wearer hands free. The sarees are traditional with a contemporary twist using stitched-in pleats and belts.

The colour palette includes blush pink, jade and a muted mauve. Devoid of any hue that dominates and overtakes the entire look. 

My Personal Favourite From The Bridal Exposition

Draped and layered  kalidar  with a brocade harem balloon  salwar . Loved the unusual pairing of the balloon  salwar  and  kalidar kurta . Also, the tone on tone colour choice. 

Draped and layered kalidar with a brocade harem balloon salwar. Loved the unusual pairing of the balloon salwar and kalidar kurta. Also, the tone on tone colour choice. 


Talking about the collection for men, the first thing that strikes you is the extensive use of colour. Dollops of gold with pistachio, deep orange along with the customary black, blue and grey. 

If there is one piece, that men must buy this wedding season, its the bundi jacket. Tarun Tahiliani has a stunning one in royal blue with gold thread work. For the more conventional dresser there is also the choice of a smart black.   

Something that was very new for me was the use of Kanjeevaram for men. A striking sight was the three layers of gold wherein a "kurta, dhoti and bundi are held together with a zardozi hand embroidered belt and a pleated stole." For those looking for a more subtle version of this vision of gold can opt for a light gold kurta set with subtle yet ornate embroidery. 

There is lots in store for the wedding party as well. Elaborate anarkalis with airy mukaish dupattas, silk goat lehengas, timeless sarees with delicate 3D flowers, princess gowns and menswear with focus on the tailoring. 

In short everything to get you all set for the great Indian wedding season. 

For those of you in and around Delhi, Tarun Tahiliani will be bringing his exposition to my favourite city very soon. Watch this space for more!!! 


Experts Speak... 

We are happy to be back at the Tarun Tahiliani Bridal Couture Exposition, unleashing a new collection for all the Indian extravagance about to be unfurled in the coming year – hand draped, tucked, embroidered, woven and fitted like a second skin, these clothes set new standards for this studio. This exposition would not have been possible without the support of our sponsors and I would like to thank World Gold Council - Tarun Tahiliani for Azva, Forevermark, Swarovski and Diageo - Johnnie Walker Platinum Label 18 for ensuring that the experience embodies true luxury.
— Tarun Tahiliani

We are excited to introduce new designs of ‘Tarun Tahiliani for Azva’ collection. The collection brings alive intricately handcrafted gold through statement neckpieces, stately chokers and seven row haars. The collection is designed for ‘life beyond locker’ that can be styled across occasions beyond the wedding day. It has been our pleasure to collaborate with Tarun Tahiliani and bring his exquisite designs to life with excellence in handcrafted gold jewellery by Azva.
— Mr. Vipin Sharma, Director, Jewellery, World Gold Council

Forevermark is proud of its continued association with the 6th Annual Tarun Tahiliani Bridal Couture Exhibition. Every Forevermark diamond is inscribed with our promise: a promise that it is beautiful, rare and has been responsibly sourced. The beauty of a Forevermark diamond is brought out through the world’s finest craftsmen using skill and artistry passed down through the generations. It also gives us the chance to be showcased and compliment the explosion of stunning creations exhibited by one of India’s finest designer. It is an absolute delight to be present at a platform that appeals to the sensibilities and tastes of the modern day aesthete.
— Mr. Sachin Jain, Managing Director, Forevermark India

We continue to be excited on associating with Tarun Tahiliani for the 6th edition of his Bridal couture exposition. Weddings are an important segment for Swarovski and we see an immense opportunity to establish our crystals as a versatile and fashionable ingredient in special weddings. Over the years, with the depth of the relationship with Tarun increasing, we have witnessed some of the most iconic, luxurious and memorable creations, with Tarun marking his distinctive stamp on the way he uses Swarovski crystals. Along with other trend-setters, Tarun has enhanced the glamour quotient in Indian Weddings and taken Indian bridal wear to the level of artistry. The spectacular wedding ensemble made with Swarovski crystals this year by the ingenious designer will raise the bar further in the Indian bridal fashion.
— Vivek Ramabhadran, Managing Director, Swarovski Professional India

An Indian wedding is the epitome of indulgence and sophistication. The Johnnie Walker Platinum Label 18 is a bold, intense and smooth blend that truly complements such a grand celebration. Crafted from a few of our most treasured whiskeys, this rich and refined liquid is in line with the evolving tastes of today’s global whisky consumer. The synonymy of Johnnie Walker Platinum Label 18’s distinctive depth and complexity with Tarun’s design aesthetics is what makes this a perfect partnership for both brands.
— Abanti Sankaranarayanan, Managing Director, Diageo India

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