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Designer Tarun Tahiliani takes a crawl during India Couture Week

After a initial rush of off-site shows, India Couture Week (ICW) returned to a homeground, The Taj Mahal Hotel in Delhi on Day 3. Highlights from an dusk of extravagance:

Gold and glamour

Tarun Tahiliani presented ‘Tarakanna’, a spousal and occasional wear collection, that was desirous by a wink night sky. The ramp was converted into a timberland glade of maple leaves. Staying loyal to his Sindhi roots, Tahiliani’s collection had a lot of glisten combined by Swarovski crystals and bullion sequins. But a bearing this year was on a panoply carrying application post a wedding.

“The collection is lightweight. Otherwise, during any marriage we see a bride changing into some other dress within hours since a lehengas are so heavy. we used crystals, since they are luxurious, though nonetheless light. We are not royalty, we don’t need complicated armour like dresses,” pronounced Tahiliani. The 85-piece collection offering saris, lehengas and anarkalis for women, and dhoti kurtas, bandhgalas and layered sherwanis for men. While bullion was prominent, there were tack offerings in reds, oranges and pinks. The use of dark shimmering blue, black, glow pinkish and grey took it adult a notch. The use of a Gandhi topi deserves a special mention. “I transposed a saafa this year. Again, group take it off dual hours. The topi adds glorious and mystique though is lightweight,” pronounced Tahiliani.

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