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Need to support the idea of ​​buying less and more wearables: Tarun Tahiliani

Renowned fashion designer Tarun Tahiliani believes that the “perception of 30kg bridal wear” must be changed with a focus on timelessness and sustainability.

The designer, who kicked off the ongoing FDCI x Lakme Fashion Week with a digital preview of her latest bridal collection, said coronavirus The pandemic-induced lockdown made both the manufacturer and the buyer understand the need for sustainable living.

“Instead of selecting an entire outfit, people have become more eager to buy specific wearable pieces that can be worn in a variety of ways and paired with a variety of clothing.

Tahiliani told PTI, “We need to support the idea of ​​buying less and instead buying pieces that have a story that is linked and if these stories are followed it will help the planet as it all comes together.” There’s a bigger ecosystem connected.”

Model walks the ramp during a fashion show by designer Tarun Tahiliani at FDCI x Lakme Fashion Week 2021.
(Photo: FS Images/FDCI x Lakme Fashion Week/ Rise Worldwide)

Titled “The Reunion,” the couturier’s extraordinary collection included ten diverse capsule lines for Autumn/Winter2021.

The range has been crafted with a conscious effort to enable its wearers to rethink their wardrobes with effortless fluidity.

Tahiliani has experimented with classic Indian traditional crafts, and has given them a contemporary touch by using fabrics such as organza, silk, brocade, tulle, raw silk and crushed chanderi.

The designer, known for creating celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Madhuri Dixithandjob Priyanka Chopra jonas, Katrina Kaifhandjob Kareena Kapoor mine and Sonam Kapoor Ahuja said reinvestment is an ongoing process, but the pandemic gave him time to execute ideas that have stuck with him for years.

“After the pandemic, people wanted equality and wanted to be able to dance and reuse their clothes. To accomplish this, the perception, approach and composition of 30 kg bridalwear must change. It is an ongoing process and the pandemic has given us time to focus on it.”

However, being inventive amid the global health crisis came with its own set of challenges, Couturier said.

“I truly believe that if one goes to work with the right idea and inspiration, the universe will also find a way to support them and that is it. Anything new and inventive comes with its own set of challenges but lockdown Due to the travel restrictions it has really made it difficult.”

Tarun Tahiliani, Tarun Tahiliani Lakme Fashion Week, Designer Tarun Tahiliani Models presenting works by Tarun Tahiliani at FDCI x Lakme Fashion Week 2021. (Photo: FS Images/FDCI x Lakme Fashion Week/RISE Worldwide)

As someone who has spent more than three decades in the fashion industry, Tahiliani says her design sensibility and inspiration have evolved a lot since she started.

“Today, from our best selling collection which is being showcased here, people are going to give their granddaughters to wear in different ways, for example, the fine Chikankari and Pichwai collections. This is what has to be sustainable and who we Indians are and always will be,” he said.

After doing a digital preview on Tuesday, Tahiliani performed “The Reunion” in a physical presentation on Thursday.

The showcase brought to the fore the time-tested craft techniques in the form of mini capsule collections – Molten Haveli, Mandir Mouli, Pichwai, Chikankari, Pakizagi, Divine Drapes, Shesh Mahal, Ragreez, Brocade and Bridal.

Apart from bridal wear, the range dominated by Tahiliani’s signature feminine drapes also featured several ready-to-wear pieces, a category the designer has always described as close to her heart.

Tarun Tahiliani, Tarun Tahiliani Lakme Fashion Week, Designer Tarun Tahiliani Model walks during Tarun Tahiliani’s show at Jio World Convention Center in Mumbai. (Photo: FS Images / FDCI x Lakme Fashion Week / RISE Worldwide)

“Ready-to-wear sustainability, emphasizes the concept of greater wearability and allows the wearer to style it to their personal style. In my opinion, artisan fashion is the way forward because it is flexible in nature And it’s easy to put together, be it a pair of jeans, a kurta, a concept saree, and more.

“I think the dated idea of ​​elaborate sets should give way to fluid fashion that consumers can buy and put together in their own personal way,” he said.

The FDCI x Lakme Fashion Week ‘Physical’ edition – a combination of digital and physical shows – will conclude on Sunday.

Renowned fashion designer Gaurav Gupta will be the grand finale designer in which Kareena Kapoor will walk the ramp as the showstopper.

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