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Tarun Tahiliani’s initiates Lakme Fashion Week 2013

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on March 22, 2013

Designer Tarun Tahiliani started the Lakme Fashion Week with the showcasing of his Spring/ Summer 2013 collection at an off site location ‘Tote’ in Mumbai. The collection had tunics, kurtis, dhoti pants, anarkali, sarees, lehenga and stoles. Menswear consisted of jackets, vest, kurta and dhoti.

The essence of the designs were very Indian with touches of African tribal theme. Where Tarun’s Autumn/Winter 2013 collection was bright in tone, the colour palette in this collection was dominated by pastels. There were alot of prints on chiffon & crepe but the pastels had rich embroidery work. The pastel lehengas & sarees were like a dream as they oozed sheer elegance. Impressed with Tarun Tahiliani’s work again especially with this collection where his magic on silhouettes was evident.

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Day 2 at WLIFW Autumn/Winter 2013

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on March 15, 2013

On Day 1, one got to see so much of creativity on the runway. New designs, themes and lovely outfits of course………….let us browse through how creatively satisfying was Day 2.

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IFP loved these designer collection………

Shantanu & Nikhil

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Designer duo Shantanu-Nikhil named their recent collection ‘Sand Dunes’ showcased at WIFW. The desert was their inspiration in which they added hints of colour to create this beautiful collection. I thought the designers could belt out fine western attires, but was delightfully proven wrong when I saw this collection. The soft pastels with touches of dark brown, navy blue & orange were the primary colours used to define their work. The collection had a ranhe of tops, flowy lehengas, anarkali, jumpsuit, skirts, jackets for women while menswear consisted of bandhgala, formal jackets, shirts & pants. The look was completed with handbags, laptop bags, clutch from S&N label.

IFP loved this collection as it was different from the designer duo’s earlier works. The monochrome designs, the use of sheer fabric, cut-work patterns with pop of colour here & there. The collection had the elements of beauty, class and imagination……..IFP admires the fact that Shantanu-Nikhil strive to create & present something new every single season. Seeing theirs modern touches to Indianwear was an absolute delight…..two thumbs up for their fabulous work.

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Anju Modi

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‘Steel Magnolia’ a collection by designer Anju Modi who is making waves in the celebrity world as well, presented her latest works at WIFW. Anju has tried to portray a serene image of a woman who might appear fragile from the outside but is definitely made of steel from the inside. The strength of a woman was projected fabulously in Anju’s recent collection. As defined by her, she has tried to combine dark colours with softer hues & pashmina combined with zari work. Many animal motifs like parrot & elephants along with floral details were seen in the embroidery as well in print. Angrakha style jackets, voluminous lehengas, army style jackets with exaggerated shoulders, printed sarees, long sleeve blouses & bandhgala were a part of her collection.

I liked the styling of models who donned army style hats……even the designer herself could not resist walking the runway in the same get up as the models. This collection was very different from her earlier works seen at the Bridal Couture Week. /one got to see many shades of Khaki highlighted with bright colours while detailing was kept limited to the hemlines only. ‘Rich’ is how I can describe Anju’s latest offering and it will be amazing to see these outfits on the red carpet & big screen soon.

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Tarun Tahiliani

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The sarees in this collection named as  ‘The Kumbhback Collection’  were splendid, true to his art Tarun experimented with a lot of drapes in this collection also. Tarun’s latest works were inspired by his recent visit to Kumbh Mela.   The asymmetrical tops & skirts felt rather incomplete, the menswear on the other hand was better than Tarun’s previous collection. Churidhar sleeves, velvet jackets, use of stole, detailing at the hemlines were few features of this collection. I was not in much awe of the western attire in this collection.

Overall I loved this collection for the warm colours and wished to see more Indian attire. The saree draping were absolutely unique……..a la ‘Tarun Tahiliani’ style. Also liked the neck pieces used in this collection.

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IFP liked these designer collection too……

Few pieces seen on the runway did look beautiful but I was not a fan of the entire collection. The collection which I liked were

‘Not so Serious’ by Pallavi Mohan

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Samant Chauhan

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Urvashi Kaur

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Tarun Tahiliani at India Bridal Week 2012

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on September 13, 2012

Brides……..here comes the country’s best designers to show you what’s in store for you this wedding season. Kicking off the Aamby Valley India Bridal Week was designer Tarun Tahiliani who showcased his elaborate bridal collection. Chitrangada Singh was the show-stopper for Tarun Tahiliani. It is a delight to see Tarun’s collection on the runway every single year.

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Tarun Tahiliani’s Bridal Couture Exposition 2012

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on July 27, 2012

‘Brides-to-be’ in the capital had one destination in their sights  –  ‘Bridal Couture Exposition 2012’ where designer Tarun Tahiliani showcased his most recent works in bridalwear. Since starting the Couture Exposition in 2010, Tarun Tahiliani knows very well, how to make a bride look gorgeous on her wedding day. IFP gets you a sneak peek at the event which kicked off in New Delhi on 25th July 2012 and will be coming to aamchi Mumbai on 6th August, 2012.

The theme of the exposition was ‘The Jewel Box’ which had the setting of a glass jewellery box designed by AIS Glasxperts. The jewels in the box were Tarun Tahiliani’s bridal designs indeed……..a dream come true for every bride-to-be.

Vu Technologies have also collaborated with Tarun Tahiliani to create India’s very first Couture TV. Unveiled at the Bridal Exposition, ‘Vu-Tarun Tahiliani Couture TV’ the 3D TV with in-built PC is available in 55” dimension which has been designed with unusual ornamental patterns constructed through the use of calligraphy and geometry. The fine use of latticework in muted Swarovski elements lends a very subtle and stylish feel to the product. The ‘Vu-Tarun Tahiliani Couture TV’ is a luxurious lifestyle statement which is an object of desire that isn’t just functional but also a magnificent piece of art. The limited edition is now available across all VU Techologies stores across India. Price as per request only.

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Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week 2012 – Day 2

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on February 17, 2012

Day 2 of WLIFW saw actress Chitrangada Singh walk for designer Kanika Saluja Chaudhary & Anushka Manchanda for designer Raakesh Agarvwal. Here is your look at the pics from Day 2.

Our designer pick for Day 2 are……..

Nachiket Barve

Designer Nachiket Barve’s colorful collection was one of our picks for Day 2 at WLIFW. The tie & dye sarees combined with prints looked alluring and the vivid colors used made the outfit look ‘oh-so-fashionable’. We like it for it’s wearability and style quotient.

Dhruv & Pallavi

Designers Pallavi & Dhruv had showcased a very impressive collection that included western as well as Indianwear. They had layers in form of frills in Anarkali style with chudidhar which was relatively a new design in itself. There were voluminous sleeves in different shapes like bell and puffed style. Elaborate detail work on satins and chiffon with enough bling completed the look of this collection. IFP likes this collection for the jewel tones and the fit of their creations.

Tarun Tahiliani

 


I am in love with the color ‘Burgundy’…………..designer Tarun Tahiliani made this color the focus of his new collection which had a range of pants, sarees, Anarkali, bolero jackets, bags & belts. Tarun used fabrics like velvet, satin and chiffon for this collection. What struck me the most was the collection revolved around shades of ‘Burgundy’ which is perfect for Fall/Winter season. Plus the regal touch of Tarun made it a dreamy collection. IFP is sure to see this collection on the red carpet.

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Bridal Couture 2012

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on January 20, 2012

Every year Indian Fashion Police lists down few designers who would make waves in Indian Bridal Couture  and we do get an amazing response for this blog post of ours. Here is our low down on which designer is ‘Hot & happening’ this wedding season of year 2012.

Suneet Varma

Designer Suneet Varma showcased his recent Bridal Collection at the Delhi Couture Week and all I can say that I was ‘F-L-O-O-R-E-D’ after seeing the bridal colors with a touch of glam & sophistication. The very contemporary collection had a range of sarees, lehengas, gowns, jackets, Anarkali………….there was an outfit would fit every bridal occasion like Cocktails, Mehendi, Pheras and the Reception, in short this collection was a complete ‘Bridal Trousseau’ pack. What more could a bride-to-be ask for her big day. Lace, shimmer and detail work were the focus of this collection. Definitely worth checking Suneet Varma’s recent Bridal Collection if you are hunting for a very contemporary Bridal Trousseau.

Ashima-Leena

The Designer Duo Ashima & Leena unveiled their recent most Bridal wear at Delhi Couture Week, the simplicity of their collection caught my eye. The use of sheer fabric with delicate detail & brocade work was awesome. The collection has a regal air to it. Indian Fashion Police recommends this collection for the year 2012 for brides-to-be who want a simple yet classic look in their Bridal wear.

Tarun Tahiliani

Tarun Tahiliani still works wonders when it comes down to Bridal wear. The grandeur can only be seen in his work that is sure to make any bride stand out of the rest. This year Tarun focused on darker colors in his bridalwear collection. The trademark ‘Ambi’ motif is seen in most the detailwork in his designs. For a wedding outfit which you would like to pass on to your next generation, Tarun Tahiliani is the answer to your prayers.

Varun Bahl

Varun Bahl’s collection had a very Victorian feel to his collection. Flowy fabrics were combined with velvet, exaggerated shoulders. ball gown style Lehengas, the ruffle detailing and subtle detail work. If you wanna channel the victorian era on your wedding day then do opt for Varun Bahl’s collection.

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Aamby Valley India Bridal Week – Grand Finale

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on September 28, 2011

[L to R] Vivek Kumar- CEO, Hotel Sahara Star, Nethra Raghuraman, Tarun Tahiliani, Vijay Singh – CEO, India Bridal Week

Designer Tarun Tahiliani presented his alluring Bridal Collection at ‘Aamby Valley India Bridal Week’………..I can describe the collection as ‘magnificient’. Tarun has always presented a collection which reflects a lot of ‘opulence’……..a word which is a synonym with out Indian heritage.

Opening the show with soft nude toned pastels, Tarun had a satin gown with side net drapes and soon it was sari gowns, crystal cholis and layered net lehengas, will-power slinky long creations that did justice to Rachel’s beauty while more with flouncy hemlines followed with embroidered godets.

The sequin sheeted sari in beige, the old rose empire line anarkalis, the ivory net sari with a peach petticoat and stringy choli created magic on the ramp. Whites came in with shades of pink and violet for fully encrusted knee length kurtas with belted dupattas covered with silver and crystals.

There was a touch of western chic with magenta satin draped sari gowns, the red ornate lehenga with a sleeveless embellished lace gilet and the gorgeous silver one-button waistcoat over a pre-stitched sari modelled by Binal which was an interesting innovation.

The sequin sheeted sari in beige, the old rose empire line anarkalis, the ivory net sari with a peach petticoat and stringy choli created magic on the ramp. Whites came in with shades of pink and violet for fully encrusted knee length kurtas with belted dupattas covered with silver and crystals

Menswear was very ethnic with heavily embroidered sherwanis, Jodhpuri jackets, low crotch cowl churidars, jackets teamed with flowing skirts or panelled kurtas and embellishments that moved from tonal to multicoloured for the garments as well as the luxurious shawls. The colours however remained muted with white, rust, black and beige being favoured by Tarun.

For the finale Tarun unleashed a line of the most exquisite lehengas and multi kali bridal skirts with velvet detailing and gold motifs. Model Nethra Raghuraman who was the show-stopper, wore magnificent leaf design encrusted lehenga with kurti and glittering dupatta

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Designer and their Muse

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on September 14, 2011

The word ‘Muse’ has been often used by fashion writers and magazine, but as any other person I used to wonder what it meant?? Over time I have understood that ‘Muse’ means a source of inspiration for artists………..our designers are definitely no less than one. Centuries ago Mona Lisa inspired the greatest word of Leonardo Da’Vinci, in todays world every designer has an ‘inspiration’ behind their collection. I just wanted to list down some of the best ‘Designer-Muse’ pairing so far in India………the muse have not just worn the designer’s creations, but the designer in turn has given their image a glamorous look everytime they needed to stand out of the crowd. Some have been like ‘Fairy Godmother’ to the celebrities, while some designer took loads of inspiration from the celebrity’s style to feed their creativity. Their amazing combination has changed the face of couture in India….here is a write-up of what I have thought to be the best ‘Designer-Muse’ union till date.

Tarun Tahiliani & Shilpa Shetty

Both the ‘Designer’ Tarun Tahiliani and the ‘Muse’ Shilpa Shetty never needed any introduction before they started off working together. Tarun was well-known for his brilliance in designing and Boutique ‘Ensemble’, while had been charming the audience for more than a decade. But once they did get together for the styling part, it was fireworks and tons of it. This has to be the best union in terms of fashion as designer Tarun Tahiliani gave a new lease of life to the Shilpa Shetty’s style. And we were head over heels in love with Shilpa again. The magic of Tarun Tahiliani’s outfits and Shilpa’s grace worked wonders on the red carpet and at fashion weeks. Tarun turned Shilpa in to an Egyptian Queen, a blushing Bride and a beautiful Gypsy as a show-stopper during fashion weeks, each one left an alluring impression on our minds. Tarun even designed Shilpa’s Bridal Trousseau for her high profile wedding. All I can say that we are yet to have our fill of this ‘Designer-Muse’ association.

Sabyasachi Mukherjee & Vidya Balan

Vidya Balan was known as the beautiful & talented actress who had a very girl-next-door sort of an image, but sadly she was never among the stylish ones. She was humiliated and criticized for her disastrous fashion sense and literally written off by many fashionistas. But a chance encounter of Vidya Balan with designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee on the set of ‘Paa’ turned the things around forever. It was Vidya on the magazine cover, on the red carpet, on the billboard………everywhere you went, you were ought to notice the ‘brand’ new Vidya Balan. Sabyasachi understood Vidya looks which spelt ‘old world charm’ and styled her likewise. He never took out the element of ‘Innocence’ & ‘simplicity’ from her looks yet added in a bit of ‘sensuality’. Whenever I see Vidya dressed up in a Sabyasachi outfit, I think vintage, 1950s,  classic, elegant….something that can never be forgotten. The sarees, the kurtis, the dresses…..I love her in any Sabyasachi design as she looks splendid and different from her peers. Today fashionistas line up just to catch a glimpse of Vidya’s red carpet look while Vidya makes it a point to always be in the front row during fashion weeks to cheer for designer Sabyasachi.

Manish Malhotra and Kareena Kapoor

Designer Manish Malhotra gave a make-over to Kareena’s elder sister Karisma during ‘Raja Hindustani’……..so he had to be the one designer Kareena could go to whenever she needed help in the style department. Manish found another beautiful ‘Muse’ while Kareena got listed among ‘India’s Best Dressed’. He has designed for Kareena not just off-screen but also on-screen while keeping in mind the different characters she enacted in the movies. We saw her as the glamorous ‘Poo’ in Kabhi Khushi, Kabhi Gham, the bold woman in ‘Chameli’ the vivacious ‘Geet’ in ‘Jab We Met’ or the sweet girl in recent ‘Bodyguard’………Manish created magic while designing a new look for Kareena and of course the masses followed the trends after watching these movies. I always see a reflection of the ‘Kareena’ in every new collection of Manish….the outfits are sexy, beautiful and chic just like his ‘Muse’. I do hope this fashionable  ‘Designer-Muse’ pair keep giving us alluring looks for years to come.

Gauri-Nainika & Bipasha Basu

All three are young, attractive and brainy women………..that’s a lot to start with the best ‘Designer-Muse’ combination. I think it was just a matter of timing that these three had to come together for creating the best looks till date on the red carpet. Bipasha Basu is someoen who I feel looks her best in a western attire, Gauri & Nainika just dressed her in the best of gowns and dresses. The element of ‘Sexiness’ was intact in their minds whenever they had to dress Bipasha. They gave her a very fashion forward look while making her stand out of the crowd. The designer duo definitely designs the best gowns in India that reflect style in every drape…..designing for Bipasha was perhaps the best thing that ever happened to them. Each one of Bipasha’s best red carpet looks are designed by Gauri & Nainika. The trio have given us one of the most sophisticated looks on the red carpet which I do wish continues for years to come.

Ritu Kumar & Sharmila Tagore

Ritu Kumar’s designs have spelt ‘Royalty’ over the years while Sharmila Tagore is a bonafide royal…….the coming together of both simply meant ‘Magic’. Sharmila & Ritu hve been friends for many decades and still continue to compliment each other like a ‘Designer-Muse’ pair. Ritu Kumar might have dressed a number of well known women, but I feel Sharmila has to be the best amongst all. Shramila has poise, grace & majestic look, the same attributes are present in a Ritu Kumar creation. So it never came as a surprise to me when I saw Sharmila Tagore and her daughter Soha Ali Khan walk the runway in Mughal inspired designs at Ritu Kumar’s ‘Falaknuma’ showcasing……..Sharmila looked every bit like a Queen.

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Van Heusen India Men’s Week 2011 – Day1

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on September 3, 2011

Men’s Week is surely a treat for all the guys…….we women do have more than our share of fashion weeks and couture show all year around. There had to be something dedicated entirely to men without whom our life is definitely incomplete…….. 🙂

Van Heusen and FDCI collaborates each year to organize ‘Men’s Week’ in New Delhi. The day 1 of the event started out with designers like Arjun Khanna & Tarun Tahiliani presenting their recent menswear collection. Take a look at what your favourite designers have in store for you this year.

Photo courtesy : www.FDCI.org

Tarun Tahiliani

Tarun Tahiliani envieled his recent work at ‘Men’s Week’ which had a collection of jackets, blazers, dhoti pants, shirts, kurta, belts, trousers and bags. The colour palette was more of pastels along with colours like black & brown. The range was semi-formals and more apt for men on the move. I do like the jackets which won browny points for their cut and fit, though I did miss a bit of glamour which one usually gets to see in Tarun’s work. This collection was way to simple to pin point anything exclusive or designer-like.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arjun Khanna

This year Dhoti pants & jackets seem to be a ‘hot’ trend in menswear……..I am all for it too since that is something different one gets to see in a man’s wardrobe. Arjun Khanna had loads of these style trends in his collection where in the colours were primarily black, white and red. Though I am not to fond of red pants and bold checks, the jackets were amazing in this collection. The outfits had a very old world charm to them with the hats, bags, briefcase & bow tie accesorising the ensemble. What stood out was the use of wrist watch dials in place of buttons on few jackets…….now that is unique.

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Tarun Tahiliani’s Bridal Couture Exposition 2011

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on July 20, 2011

Tarun Tahiliani’s Bridal Couture Exposition has started in DLF Emporio – New Delhi. He will also showcase his Bridal Collection in Mumbai, Hyderabad and Kolkata. For more details check ‘Upcoming Events’.

Here is a sneak peek at what the designer has in store for you this year.

The Bridal collection was inspired by ‘Apsara’ which is the term used for ‘Fairy’.  SWAROSKI Apsara symbolic sketch which represents the elegant collection. True to his work, Tarun has adorned each outfit with Swaroski crystals to add a touch of elegance and grace.

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Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week A/W 2011- Day 1

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on April 7, 2011

And another one bites the dust, the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2011 started in Delhi yesterday in full swing. I am so looking forward to see the creations of the best designers from our country. But this time around I will only be displaying the creation of designers whose collection is worth a look and wearable. Here’s your sneak peek at what you have in store……….

Tarun Tahiliani

The Czar is back with his new collection but only this time it was a unique blend of South-east Asia with India. The styling with the hats was very Vietnamese since such type of hat is usually used by the farmers in Vietnam & China……………the hair tied in a pony with the long earrings was very Chinese inspired. Overall the styling part was superb, the collection had distinctively 2 sections i.e. one with bright colours like reds, orange, maroons, golden and cream while the other had midnight blues and black. I love, love, love the jackets showcased in this collection paired with saree and anarkalis. The sari designs however reminded me a bit of his last year’s Fall collection. The detail work on velvet was commendable…………something not seen in the fashion weeks till now.  Though I do confess that I am not a fan of the sheer fabric creation in black with detail works as seen in this collection. My verdict :  Beautiful wearable outfits which would stand out of the crowd………….the jackets, the vibrant colours are a must have this winter season……………….but expect to see much more from Mr. Tahiliani.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rehane

Colours, colours…………….ohhh glorious colours, but wait I am confused if this collection of Rehane is a summer wear or for winter???? The bright pinks, orange, purple, blues and greens are fit for the upcoming summer season. Rehane’s signature dresses definitely worth a look with crochet detail work……..very wearable, cute and pretty. Though I did find this range more suitable for women of a younger age group. I wish, Rehane would have made a collection for women of all ages…………..Loved the 1950s styling which was playfully feminine. My verdict : Love the colours, love the designs which were a beautiful blend of east & west…………would love to see a more elaborate collection from Rehane for women of all ages in the future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bridal Couture for 2011

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on December 31, 2010

Major part of my holidays actually went into seeing hindi movie which is what I dearly miss staying abroad. Another movie which impressed me after ‘Guzaarish’ has to be ‘Band, Baaja, Baraat’………………so much of colour be it in the setting, background, food or glorious clothes…………by which I come back to my favourite topic ‘C-L-O-T-H-E-S’. Bless the person who invented it…………else what fun it would be to live like Adam & Eve 😉

Like any Indian girl, I still love the idea of getting all decked up to go for a wedding, sangeet or a party in Salwar Kameez, Saree or a Kurti Jeans with bangles, jhumkis, ethnic sandals & potli. Despite being married for more than 2 years, I still yearn to wear my wedding lehenga, but do manage to take a sneak peek at it every single time I come back to India. Wedding Attire is important decision every woman makes for D-day which can make her look like a million bucks or make others look much better than her[poor thing]. I am very inspired with the upcoming year 2011 and the wedding fashion in store for all, with new and legendary designers making a beeline for wedding couture. Hope I am able to bring the best wedding fashions for the new year since every Indian girl dreams her entire life of wearing ‘The Bridal Lehenga’ or ‘Bridal Saree’ on her Wedding Day.

JJ Valaya

 JJ Valaya’s bridal collection is to die for………………the moment a Valaya bride walks in, the crowd is enthralled by her grace and elegance combined with the richness of the bridal lehenga. His recent Bridal collection displayed at Pearl Infrastructure Couture Week is definitely at top of my list for must have bridalwear in the new year. The colours red & golden which are fit for any bride, take centre stage in his new collection which was inspired by beautiful Rajasthan. The exquisite traditional detail work leaves me breathless with its beauty. If you are looking for something regal, JJ Valaya’s bridalwear is where your journey would end.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

  

 

Tarun Tahiliani

Tarun definitely needs no introduction when it comes to Bridal couture, for he has led the way for others. He had recently organised Bridal Couture Exposition in Gurgaon & Mumbai which got a whole lot of people together to catch the first glimpse of his recent bridal collection. What makes him stand apart is the amazingly done detail work especially with Swaroski crystals which reflect Indianess in every bit. His bridal outfits look like a dream come true and the woman wearing it on her D-day feels like a Queen. If you are the type who loves the glitz, wants to look glamorous and money is no issue, then enter the fabulous world of Tarun Tahiliani’s Bridal Dream. I put my bets on the fact that someday in the future, a Tarun Tahiliani’s Bridal outfit will be seen as ‘Vintage’ which you can surely show it off to your grandchildren………..:-)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

  

 

  

  

  

Neeta Lulla

 Neeta’s recent collection displayed at the Amby Valley Bridal Week was definitely worth a look. I am glad that Neeta is coming back to her glorious ‘Devdas’ days of blending colour and embroidery to bring out a glorious outfit. This wedding season, I would suggest brides-to-be to take a look at Neeta’s Bridal collection which has sarees and lehengas with loads of detail work. Lovely colours in magenta,pinks, mehendi greens,orange, golden and maroons were seen on the runway as part of Neeta Lulla’s presentation. So if you are the traditional type of bride who loves to mix & match colour, Neeta Lulla might be a perfect fit for your Trousseau.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

  

  

Pallavi Jaikishan 

Surprisingly I never thought that lace could ever suit Indian Bridal outfits……………but Pallavi Jaikishan has made that possible by using her trademark style with Chantilly lace, combining it with our Indian designs & fabrics. The outcome……..a breath-taking collection which oozes loads of grace. She has extensively used chiffon, crepes, Georgette and net with sequin work for the much-needed ‘bling’ but the outfits never looked over the top. For a bride who is in search of sophistication, Pallavi’s creations might just answer your D-day outfit queries.

 

   

Manish Malhotra

Who doesn’t want to be dressed by this amazing magician……………….why do I call him a magician, simple since his clothes transform any woman into a ‘Diva’. Every fashionista’s wants to own a classic piece of Manish Malhotra’s collection. He has brought ‘finesse’ and loads of colours to Bridalwear. One of the few designers who made women leave red, choose unlikely & different colours like peach, yellow, blue, pink, golden and so many more. He has stood out for his detail work with is very fine yet has the element of ‘bling’ in subtle tones. In his recent collection, one can find Manish using loads of gotta work, zari work, kundan, kashmiri embroidery and velvet to create a distinctive look for the bride & bridesmaids. Overall I am a fan of his Bridal designs both ‘on’ & ‘off’ ramp.

 

 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

Abu Jani – Sandeep Khosla

Abu Jani & Sandeep Khosla made a re-appearance after many years on the ramp during the Pearls Infrastructure Couture Week – 2010 thought their recent creations were no doubt very classic, but needed more creativeness from this talented duo. They still stand out to be one of the finest when it comes to Indian Bridalwear. This festive season they have presented a collection where classic diva & a rocker chick collide to combine a beautiful fusion in Bridal attire. There is colourful metallic sequin work on the lehengas and sarees that provide with the ‘Glitter’ to the recent collection plus the sober pale hues add a hint of luxury to the entire ensemble. The floral motifs on the outfits neatly placed added the much-required pop of colour. If you as a bride feel that you wanna be adventurous on your big day, yet retain the element of ‘elegance’ Abu Jani – Sandeep Khosla’s collection is tailor-made for your style.

 

 

 Anupama Dayal

 

Anupama Dayal was a surprise to me this festive season with her display of bridal collection at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive this year. With such beautiful work up her sleeve for bridal collection, I am sure there will be many takers for her designs. The fact why I am featuring Anupama’s collection in Bridal couture for next year is that it is contemporary yet very traditional at the same time. A bride who wants a bridal outfit without too much of bling can check out this collection done up in gotta detailing, metallic embellishment and motifs over Banarsi brocade, silks, Georgette and net. Plus with a variety of colours, you will have plenty to choose from. Suited well for the bride who wants to look different from the rest of the crowd on her own D-day.

  

  

  

Abhi Rahul

I liked Abhi & Rahul’s saree & lehenga collection displayed at Lakme Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2010 because of the festive colours and the embroidery work. Honestly if the traditional Indian Bridalwear is without detail work, there is not much fun in flaunting it. Even if the embroidery or the zari workis used to the minimum but should not be devoid of it. Abhi Rahul’s collection is for the bride who wants to dress up more subtly than be demure on her wedding day. The backgrounds have muted tones combined with bright colour sequin work. The collection has rich fabrics like silks, velvet along with rubia cotton, colourful khadi, brocade and net. I am a fan of their styling of a saree with a matching jacket as seen below. Very contemporary and glamorous yet fit for the cold Indian winters.

 

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

Anamika Khanna

For the very contemporary Bride, your search deinitely would end after looking at Anamika Khanna’s recent Bridal collection which is not for the faint hearted. If you truly wish to surprise the crowd by going modern rather than traditional, this will fit the bill. Loads of gotta & zari work with sequin work on an unlikely fabric like velvet for a rich look plus combining corsets with sarees, lehengas and even salwars have been a highlight of this collection. Angarakhas made a come back, thanks to Anamika’s creativity while the dupattas with heavy embroidered patterns on the ends, empowered the entire outfit. If you are very fashion forward & not afraid to take risks, you have just hit the jackpot.

Photo Courtesy: www.daylife.com, www.vogue.in, www.stylekandy.com, www.masala.com

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WLIFW Spring/Summer 2011 – Day 5

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on October 30, 2010

The finale was grand as it was spelt with Tarun Tahiliani closing the Fashion Week………unfortunately this fashion week’s collection failed to impress me by far & large. Only a handful of designer’s work were worth writing about and even the best of the lot did not appear upto the mark. Day 4 had no new designs or fascinating concepts hence there is no story about it on my blog………….but the closing had something to offer………

Tarun Tahiliani

Tarun Tahiliani presently his new Spring 2011 collection which had pastels take centre stage with other dark hues working with it. But this time around I must say that some of his new designs left me a bit confused………….like how to wear some of the outfits. Like the Saree worn by models and the skirts were splecdid but few outfits like gown inspired dresses in black & beige……………it was something new ……yes!!! but I wonder about it’s wearability. The entire collection was fit for summer season but will the Moroccan inspired style be embraced by fashionistas is what I will wait for……………As of now my verdict: Some pieces were elegant as his signature touch usually is………….others were just worth a look, desire more out of Tarun’s latest creations…………Muse Shilpa Shetty walked the ramp for Tarun.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘Mynah’ by Reynu Tandon

The only other collection worth mentioning was Reynu Tandon’s ‘Mynah’ collection which had loads of stone work that too without glitter. This collection was much better than her previous Autmn/ Winter 2010 collection since the clothes had summery feel, very wearable and colourful which is required for any spring collection. The outfits were simple but the enhancements given to them with the help of stone work and thread embroidery gets a thumbs up from me.

Photo Courtesy : www.yahoo.co.in

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Tarun Tahiliani’s Bridal Exposition 2010

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on July 25, 2010

When the emperor of Indian Bridal Couture invites you for a showcasing of his best Bridal creations………….What do you do??? I would leave every damn thing in the world behind and attend the gala affair. If you are like me who does not have an invitation…………..just don’t worry. I will try to get as much of details as I can from the Tarun Tahiliani’s Bridal Exposition 2010 event. The event will be held from 24th to 26th July, 2010 at DLF Emporio Luxury Mall in Vasant Kunj, New Delhi and the theme for this year’s event is ‘The Procession’ or for better indian way of understanding ‘Baraat’ . ‘Forevermark ‘ diamonds which is part of De Beers will be brand partners for this event.   This one you just cannot miss………………….for more details visit the official website www.ttbridalcouture.com

Here are some of the latest photos of Tarun Tahiliani’s Bridal Exposition though have to say I have already seen one piece out of this collection on the red carpet………….remember Ms. Neha Dhupia wearing a black chained number at the IIFA 2010 awards………..Tarun had displayed the same outfitin off-white but the styling was much better here.

Photo Courtesy : www.prokerala.com

 

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Midas Touch of Tarun Tahiliani

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on May 6, 2010

Every single day since I have started writing this blog, I have had search queries for ‘Tarun Tahiliani…………….well that is not the only reason why I am writing about him. I believe, in fact I know that he is one of the pioneers of today’s Indian Fashion scene and has carved a niche for himself. His designs exude loads of sophistication and grace………….no wonder he has the whose who of the tinsel town wearing his creations.

Despite all the grandeur, he has never designed for the Bollywood movies……….in India if you your creations displayed in a bollywood movie then as a designer you have arrived…………..but Tarun Tahiliani made a name for himself by his insight and love for Indian heritage.

The key look of his creations is the way he blends Indian designs with western attire and boy are the results are fantastic. Any woman wearing his design looks mesmerizing and divine……………..no wonder he has made Shilpa Shetty a hot property on the global front. No one can forget her walking down the ramp dressed as a Greek goddess for Tarun in fashion week……………infact if the original greek goddess came down to planet earth, she would want Tarun to style her after seeing Shilpa walk down the ramp.

Tarun who is an alumnus of Wharton Business school started his rendezvous with Indian fashion by opening up the first boutique ‘Ensemble’ in the year 1987 in which the high-profile designerwear was displayed. The boutique was started by converting a tools showroom into a haven for Indian designerwear. Today it is managed by Tarun’s sister Tina Tahiliani Parikh and top Indian Designers display their newest creations in Ensemble. whether one is looking out for Indian bridal wear, menswear, western outfits, fusion or simply couture, you will find it all under one roof. After more than 20 years in fashion business, ‘Ensemble’ has grown 4 stores strong which in itself tells the success story of the boutique.

Tarun Tahiliani loves the Indian way of draping of Indian textile and has many times stated that Indian design heritage has been in the Art of Draping unlike the western art of cutting the fabric………….he has been one of the few designers to keep the Indian craftsmanship alive by giving them a fresh look in his creations. Love the colourful stone work on the silhouette which is so original and never before seen. I marvel the way Tarun has combines chikan kari with net fabric or zardosi on velvet or swaroski crystals in a Lehenga………..he always goes on to create a master piece which can be easily passed down to the next generation in your family. Bride-to-be want to be a show-stopper at their own wedding by wearing a ‘ Tarun Tahiliani ‘ bridal couture………………celebrities like Priya Sachdev, Shilpa Shetty, Jemima Khan and Elizabeth Hurley all wore Bridal outfit designed by Tarun on their big day. I have seen at least all Indian celebrities wear his label for major events or red carpet.

But my only wish remains that our Indian celebrities would also wear his creations on the red carpet abroad……….as Tarun rightly says that we Indians are trying too hard to be westernised so it is time to put forth ourselves in our Indian element and be proud about it…………………he might be what Christian Dior is to the western fashion but Tarun Tahiliani is a ‘True Legend’  for our country.

Vist his official website at www.taruntahiliani.com or the ‘Ensemble’ website www.ensembleindia.com

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