Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Tarun Tahiliani at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week 2010

Tarun Tahiliani Returns to Craft
Tarun Hahiliani's collection is the refection of Indian craft. The surface treatments clearly show the values, richness, workmanship and the role of Indian craft in fashion. The designer has again successfully explored our traditional textiles and embroideries and applied it in Indo Western as well as Indian ethnic silhouettes. Fitted structured jackets were combined with drapery bottoms to create the elusion of IndoWestern drapes. Traditional saris were draped with both short length waist coats and long tailored coats to lend richness to the clothes and make the collection look truly global. Trademark sari drapes, embroidered belts paired with clunky platform shoes, long tailored coats with kaftans were adding a masculine chic look. The designer played smartly with various surface treatments like quilting, chikankari, and prints with natural dyes.

The colour palette varies from deep honey golds, ambers, Prussian blues, wine reds to transparent black, earthy brown, shades of green and blue. His menswear collection was based on classic silhouettes which were again reworked to create the traditional look. The coats, achkans and bundies with wide pants were very much prominent with colours like mushroom, charcoal, chocolates and blacks. The collection certainly reminds us of our traditional route and has a sense of pride for our cultural values.

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