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
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!!!