Tas­sels get a life of their own; be­come bridal state­ment pieces

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - Hindustan Times (Jaipur) - City - - Front Page - Pr­erna Gauba

Tas­sels have never been so big, lit­er­ally! Over­sized de­signer tas­sels hang­ing from a slim waist is the sex­i­est piece of adorn­ment for a bride this sea­son. Tas­sels al­ways played sec­ond fid­dle to lehen­gas, but that’s not the case any­more; they are as im­por­tant as the out­fit now. A num­ber of de­sign­ers, such as Manav Gang­wani, Reynu Taan­don, and Gau­tam Gupta, have come up with ex­ag­ger­ated tas­sels that range from flo­ral and jewel shapes to an­i­mals and birds. “In my re­cent col­lec­tion, I tried to in­no­vate with tas­sels,” says Taan­don. “We made camels, birds with cloth, and em­bel­lished them with mir­rors and Swarovski. We’re adding them to lehen­gas, achkans and blouses.” Brides are also go­ing for tas­sels with cheeky mes­sages and danglers. “Tas­sels add a dra­matic el­e­ment to a min­i­mal­is­tic gar­ment,” says Gupta. “Peo­ple want art­work or mo­tifs as stand­out fea­tures. Names, slo­gans, and punch­lines are trending.” Nikita Khu­ranna, a bride, says, “I went for a lo­tus flower [tas­sel] along with a mes­sage. It added a per­sonal touch and made me stand out.”


Above: Latkans do not play sec­ond fid­dle to out­fits any­more; Inset: Fun shapes such as birds and camels are in trend

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