Indian Bridal Fashion Week 2013: Tarun Tahiliani
My Experience at the Show
At 9:30 pm yesterday night, all roads in Delhi led to The Grand, where the master coutourier Tarun Tahiliani displayed his Bridal collection at the finale show of IBFW 2013. Me and the boy were chilling in a nearby mall having cold coffee, flavoured maggi and Hookah at Mocha. The outside area where we were sitting had music, and coloured foundations and mist fans and the wind was blowing in my hair. It was such a beautiful scene that i hardly wanted to leave and join the madness of Bridal Fashion Week, but a blogger must do what a blogger must do……
I reached the venue at 9:15 pm and it was kind of clear that the show wasn’t going to start anytime soon, infact i soon realised even 10:30 was seeming unrealistic so i lounged about, grabbed a bite to eat while my poor husband waited in the hotel doing some work on his laptop. At about 10:00 pm i spotted some ladies running off outside the hotel and entering a shady back alley. Intrigued, i followed them sneakily and much to my surprise that shady back alley turned out to be the backstage entrance to the Tarun Tahiliani show !!!! Now you dont understand, to get into the Bridal Fashion Week show before anyone else does is like managing the biggest coup possible. You can choose your seat, You can adjust your camera view, you dont have to jostle with a hundred people ! You feel on top of the world !!! So i chose a seat not on the sides of the runway, but right in front where the photographer crowd sat.
Now the photographer pit is the most stark contrast to everything else in a fashion show. You see the ladies all dressed up in their finery, talking in soft polite whispers with cocktails in their hand on the front row, and then right next to the front row there is this pit of loud, rowdy, boisterous photographers who dont give a damn. And in between that pit, in my funny barfi print pants and black top was poor old me- sitting on what seemed like a slab made of rock (my butt is still hurting), holding my camera with trepidation and being looked at like im an alien . Soon i realised though, that not only were these the best seats in the show, they were also the most fun. There was cheering and hooting, and yelling, and screaming and the area was full on energy and adrenaline that would put you in a good mood instantly!!! Spotted Marc Robinson, looking handsome as ever and obliging the photographer pit by clicking photographs of them (Super Sweet).
After about an hour and a half of sitting on that strange slab that seemed like a rock, the show started and i fell in love. Styles evolve over time i think and slowly from being a Sabyasachi girl , i think i am firmly now a Tahiliani girl ! Major Brownie points to my husband who waited patiently in the hotel for over two and a half hours just so P&B readers could get good shots of the show !! Hope you appreciate these pics !
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Stunning, Stunning , Stunning. Love this jacket lehenga!
Doesnt this look like an Elie Saab? Instead of the bustier, wear it with a sheeny long slip nderneath and it will be gorgeous
Cannot even begin to describe how stunning this threadwork anarkali is.
High on the bling quotient, but you can up the blin quotient on your reception cant you?
This Tarun Tahiliani Lehenga is not just girly and feminine, but has a modern edge to it because of that gorgeous velvet jacket!
Pale Cream Tarun Tahiliani Saree with intricate Cikankari work
Okay i know this saree is super shimmery, but its gorgeous in person!
Thats a Tarun Tahiliani Bridal lehenga that will be timeless forever!
This particular lehenga was the only one i didnt like ! Too blingy for my taste
About the Tarun Tahiliani Bridal Collection
The show started off with metallics and lots and lots of champagne and gold lurex kind of fabrics, which were constructed into concept saris- Tarun’s forte !! The draping was exquisite, and it almost seemed like one piece of fabric had been molded into a hundred different ways. The golds paved the way for pastels- evening gowns with slim silhouettes, shimmery concept sarees, in hues of pinks, mint greens and sky blue . There were crystals, sequins, even feathers but surprisingly they didnt look over the top ! The show ended with a completely Bridal touch- ornate bridal lehengas in oranges, red, pinks and peaches , alongside long flowing jackets and heavily embroidered sarees. WHat i loved about this lehenga collection was that even though it was so heavy with all over detailing, there was still a softness or fluidity in the garments- they didnt end up lookin like stiff encrusted mannquins you know !Stay updated to this space as i update it with official show photos and information
For more photos from Tarun Tahiliani’s Bridal Collection 2013 at India Bridal Fashion Week, click below!
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