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TARUN TAHIL­IANI

India Today - - COVER STORY -

Apart from the fact that his wife hails from Andhra Pradesh, Tarun Tahil­iani’s in­ter­est in Hy­der­abad goes a long way back to his ini­tial vis­its to the city when he was com­pletely charmed by the his­tory, ar­chi­tec­ture and Nizami cul­ture. This re­la­tion­ship with the city re­flects deeply in his de­signs as well. His bou­tique in Hy­der­abad is all classy in cream with chan­de­liers and sub­dued op­u­lence, much like his de­sign sen­si­bil­ity.

The clothes are ex­hib­ited on ei­ther side of the spa­cious store, beau­ti­fully lit up by el­e­gant chan­de­liers. His lat­est Kumbh Me­lain­spired col­lec­tion di­gresses from the usual, with a much more vi­brant colour pal­ette in a range of dresses, palazzo pants, skirts and tu­nics. The for­mal wed­ding col­lec­tion fea­tur­ing lehen­gas and heavy saris is crafted with co­pi­ous at­ten­tion to the de­tails in terms of em­bel­lish­ments, be it the del­i­cate gota work or crys­tal work. Fo­cus on in­tri­cate de­tails like adorn­ing sari blouses with tiny crys­tals on the front to re­sem­ble a neck­piece make for strik­ing out­fits. Saris and tu­nics and even scarves in his sig­na­ture dig­i­tal prints are another draw be­sides the eclec­tic range of ac­ces­sories.

In­sider tip If you have a vin­tage Kan­ji­varam sari, the Tarun touch can be added to it for a new look, based on his dis­cre­tion.

Must pick The South In­dian lehenga crafted from four Kan­jee­varam saris. At Road No 7, Ban­jara Hills Tel 66908088

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