Tarun Tahiliani Debuts At India Couture Week With ‘Last Dance Of Courtesans’
Weaving magic on the runway through his collection, Tarun Tahiliani narrated the mesmerizing tales of courtesans. The ace designer’s collection titled ‘Last Dance of Courtesan’ was the perfect way to end the second day of India Couture Week on an elevated note. Tarun marked his debut with the collection and it brilliantly crafted his sartorial into a blend of the royal past and contemporary present.
Just as the nature and attributes of lost era’s courtesans, Tarun’s collection paid an elegiac ode to their music, culture, poetry and dance. He presented the heavy collection that can be synonymous with regalia, in a new-found manner. Fusing elements of finesse and elegance, the models walk started and ended with Kathak performance by Sufi Kathak dancer Manjari Chaturvedi . Clad in a the collection’s peach-pink lehenga choli and dupatta embellished in Swarovski, the artist was a sight to behold.
The high point of the collection was Swarovski crystals. Using the crystal embellishments in a varied array of shapes and size, Tarun played heavily with bright hues. From ombre to sunset yellow, cream, peaches to blues, oranges to red and reds to pinks, the colourful saga was one of a kind.
The couturier’s choice of fabrics was another reason for the show to turn into stunning extravaganza, as the embroidery and other embellishments on georgette, cotton jacquard, sushi voile, cotton silks, crepes and cutwork jamdanis created drapes in light and breezy styles.
With fusion music melting in the ear, the ambiance was upped by a huge crystal chandelier, worn out mirrored pillars and mogras looming from the ceiling. He created a courtroom –like environment that added to the feel of his outfits.
Apart from serving some traditional lehengas and sarees, models also were seen clad in Tarun’s paneled jackets, voluminous skirts, concept saris. The mood of the lehengas was uplifted by opals, pearls and other crystals from Swarovski.
The regal spread on the ramp sprinkled with French knots and floral embroidery. And, messy hair-do and flower add-ons completed the looks. The make-up comprised of dramatics with dark lips, heavy eyes and blush tones, and it added more to the feel of courtesan inspired drapes.