“Marriage, Mystic and Magic” by Tarun Tahiliani
Tarun Tahiliani, show cased his latest Bridal collection- Marriage, Mystic and Magic at the fourth edition of the Aamby Valley India Bridal Fashion Week, by putting up a grand finale for this 6 day bridal spectacle. The grande set was highlighted by a contemporary dance performance by the Attakkalari group. It was a beautiful experience, – swift and sharp movements, swaying to a melodious tune. During the show the dancers swayed in at regular periods performing a mix of contemporary dance with aerobics.
The eye candy couture of the show were shiny bustiers with beige saris, fine sheer silhouettes with pyjamas and the power of the long, sleek jackets over dresses. The sari had a new and interesting twist with a Nehru neck blouse and a broad embroidery detailed belt at the waist.
The men’s collection was very classy with a rich royal blue velvet Nehru sharp cut jacket teamed with black trousers. Plenty of gold, crystals and soft delicate pastels defining elegance and beautiful intricate workmanship are reminiscent of an era of grace and charm.
Lisa Haydon, the show stopper for the evening closed the show in a soft silver and white gold embroidered lehenga.
Written by Natasha Law, edited by Surbhi Sethi
Limpid pools of liquid gold.. Italian Lamé falls as if it’s been poured over your skin and the illusory jersey hugs every curve with the proficiency of a bias cut. Elegant in a dulled white gold or sylph like in sparkling black, the convenience of wearing it like contemporary clothing comes with the effortless drapery of a Grecian goddess.
Ivory silk threads sing in romantic paneled kurtas lifted with opals, pearls and other Swarovski crystals even as saris gleam with antique gold and silver peek-a-boo.
Risque necklines that would be at home with cocktail dresses accompany saris with shadow reverse embroidery.
Laden with the weight of history yet effervescent as it sits lightly on one’s skin.
Intricate details of hand-embroidered 3D flower artwork embellished with Swarovski elements, peep at you from the intimacy of a bustier even as the chain mail dupatta adds power and structure.
The structured cummerbunds where Don Juan meets Mughal aristocrats add drama in every ensemble.
Carrying the flag for understated bling, there is enough sparkle to light up the room and it does not leave one blindsided.