Master of drapes and ace designer Tarun Tahiliani’s bridal collection at the Aamby Valley India Bridal Fashion Week 2013 was a spectacular presentation of age old Indian drapes in various forms. In spite of ornate embroidery and exquisite traditional thread-work, the collection infused a surprising element of lightness to bridal wear, a high point that will appeal to every modern Indian bride. The show was presented in a backdrop of a beautifully choreographed contemporary dance performance by the students of Bangalore based Attakkalari centre for movement arts. The dance troupe immaculately portrayed the three themes of the collection – the Gold, Enchanted Forest and Man of the hour.
The show was opened by model turned actor Lisa Haydon in an embellished Swarovski and white gold lehenga. In spite of all the intricate Indian work, the lehenga had a magical lightness to it. The look was further accentuated by a beautiful dreamy veil.
The “Gold Collection” featured hand embroidery with 3D illusion merged with crystal and focussed on art of Indian and a hint of Grecian drapes in a color palette of gold and ivory.
“Enchanted Forest” focussed on layering in a color palette of red, pink, orange and beige. Voluminous lehengas and anarkalis, cocktail pieces, sarees with obi belts, cape and bustier were some of the key pieces that enchanted the essence of this collection.
“Man of the Hour” offered some interesting and traditional yet uber-contemporary pieces for the Tahiliani groom. Draped dhotis out of Kanjeevaram sarees, velvet sherwanis, kurtas and bandhgalas with intricate jewel work in the cuffs and necklines were some of the key pieces of this theme.
As mentioned by the designer, the collection was indeed a wonderful display of living, breathing heritage, married with the fresh vibrancy and essence of modern India - something that every modern bride and even groom can relate to.
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