Reviving Tradition

A Glimpse Into Tarun Tahiliani’s Autumn/ Winter 2015-2016 Collection


Simple, classic, elegant blend of drapes having exotic prints, black, gold, rust, velvet, brocade and tribal gypsy elements.

A Varying Mix

A winter collection with a choice of colours and this is a collection that takes you to dinner or an event at a very understated level to more casual wedding festivities. Of course you can always dress them up or down.You may pair your dhoti pants and lungi skirts with capes, tees and tunics and Saris and kurtas  with gilets and capelets. The wide array of separates will give you the opportunity to  dress  the way you want – in a range of drapes, dhotis, kedia jackets, wraps, tunics and skirts.

Central Idea

Ready to wear separate pieces that people can imaginate in their own way. A fusion line, where there are endless pairing possibilities for each piece in the collection – making it truly versatile. The thread that runs through the entire collection is the ease with which the garments can be mixed and matched.  The collection embodies the young, hip and happening Indian who although rooted in the past is a global citizen and has an individual sense of style and attitude.


Russian folk art and crafts


Appliqués and fringes used to a certain degree to bring out the ethnic influence.

Use of different draping styles that brought out a softer and flowy silhouette. This softness was beautifully and seamlessly balanced out with the use of structured jackets and blouses.

Artistic cuts and invigorating designs which are effortless and more importantly wearable.


Heavy weight fabrics with blends of satin and georgettes


Sunset colours in rusts, oranges and reds to violets and dark blues

Stand out

The jumpsuit-sari

Modernising India

The concept sari reinvented yet again till it’s a jumpsuit with pleats and a draped dupatta requiring only a single zipper.

Tribal/ gypsy elements  take the geometric trope forward, contemporising even leheriya prints.

Designer’s Take

“My inspiration has been an anthology of influences that range as far and wide as the moods of the woman wearing them, the ready-to-wear line is a homage to construction, albeit in exotic prints. The Russian influences in bold and colourful stripes and chits remind you of the rich visual intensity of Central Asian textile tradition even as the Shiraz inspiration (named after a city in Iran) takes from their famous mosaics and kilim weaving practices.”

Tarun’s Advice

Style should be you. Style is like second skin, something you bask in and wear lightly.  Easy glamour though, is not easily attained. Perhaps now, the democratisation of fashion has really begun. So it’s exciting as we distill our ready-to-wear line down more and more with contemporary everyday needs and allow the couture greater flights of fancy – and thereby bring logical offerings to the marketplace of fashion.

Trends to Look For

Easy Silhouettes toned down palette with the addition of easy capes and caplets, jumpsuit saris…



Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

To Top