Planning to replenish your wardrobe with some exquisite designer wear? Get it from the maestro himself – Tarun Tahiliani. India’s foremost designer will be in Dubai showcasing ‘In Elysium’, his new Couture and Autum-Winter 2018 collection that is all about juxtaposing European construction with classic Indian styles and embroideries, exemplifying the modern Indian aesthetic. The new collection borrows from India’s rich cultural roots and imbues it with lightness, moving away from the bling and bauble of the past while bringing finesse to the structures and silhouettes.
In contrast to the previous couture collection, the pieces here have a more vibrant colour palette. Tarun has also experimented with many silhouettes by adding more jackets and capes that create a mystical harmony of the modern and traditional. Feel the magic of his genius in the panelled kurtas, gowns and lehengas, each of which is a vivid embodiment of India Modern – the brand’s iconic marriage of traditional embroidery techniques with contemporary, sartorial prowess.
The designer had kick started India Couture Week by opening the show with grandeur and panache. Actress Aditi Rao Hydari was his showstopper, looking ethereal in a panelled coral French knot lehenga with a tulle drape and panelled veil, embellished with padparadscha Swarovski crystals. Get immersed into this world of colours and creativity, head to Shangri La to meet the maestro in action.
INFO: 11 am – 8 pm, September 18 & 17, Shangri La Hotel