Tarun Tahiliani’s Spring Summer Collection this year sets out to create spectacle and awe. It focuses on exquisite contrasts through looking at combining indigenous Bidri to Jamawaar to abstract art and also contrasting with the delicate land of European chintz. These influences are revealed in kaftans, saris, pencil skirts to lehengas.
The colours used evoke the vitality and essence of a tropical summer. Sorbet colours to indigo mustard and fuchsia are just some of the vibrant colours that personify the joie de vivre of an Indian festival. The materials used are soft and light for example summer cottons and sushi voile, fine thread work and chikankari. These materials help to create an understated elegance perfect for those hot days. The collection is not only vibrant with colour but also have a structural appeal.
Tahiliani uses an extensive use of levels, layering and panels. These levels help to create an optical illusion that give an impression of height. These optical shapes are created for example by adding a bottom cowl to a skirt or a layered cape kurta that sits elegantly on one’s shoulder. Tahiliani’s collection displays traditional clothing transformed into contemporary wear.
Tahiliani’s collection is both vibrant and exciting, moving beyond the imagination and incorporating floral, and abstract motifs. The designs are a full display of high slit, draped, cut out and lace work. The collection has something for every woman.