Tarun Tahiliani’s “Easy Glamour” collection was an eclectic line of the perfect prét-a-porter offering presented by Reliance Trends at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2015.
The ramp was covered with graphics of “India Modern” visuals, which is the inspiration for most of Tarun’s designs. A full length mirror on stage and a rack with clothes; had as the backdrop, a very stylish video featuring model and Bollywood actress Lisa Haydon modelling Tarun’s collection.
International model Ujjwala Raut opened the show with a looped black will-powered midi, which was followed by a great mix of black creations with occasional bursts of colour. Printed dolman sleeve top, sleek sheath, poncho draped skirt and tabs held in place flowing printed scarves on tunics, while patterned gilets added style to shorts.
Going for easier silhouettes that featured a SoHo style, capes, capelets, jumpsuits and saris were the focal interest. Tarun’s women’s wear line had intriguing construction and exotic prints with a marked Russian influence of vibrant stripes and the tribal gypsy elements were contemporized with leheriya prints. The black and white striped cascading top and the asymmetric kurta with leggings, will-power corset dress, the black dhoti sari and choli brought a great fusion story. A maroon jumpsuit with embroidered printed belt and lungi dress were interesting diversions.
There was a profusion of carpet weaves and dramatic borders in shining shades of rust, olive and blue. The kaftans, tunics and shift dresses created easy, relaxed dressing options.
The jumpsuit-sari, an innovation by Tarun, had the pleats and draped dupatta, which was a great concept to step into and zip up. Peplum quilted gilets in winter shades of steel grey and black were ideal for cooler climes. Satin draped lungi cowl gowns, saris with velvet obe belts and printed Tees with satin dhotis, were great in construction and style. The kedia style blouses with skirts, woven embroidered pencil skirt, attached cape to blouses and the mini kaftan with a skirt added variety to the collection.
For formal wear Tarun picked a rich colour format of yellow, emerald, rust, teal and aubergine, which were just right for festivities. Velvet hemlines added sophistication to body-con saris; while 3D floral visions looked fabulous on kalidaar jackets. Mughal motifs were splashed lavishly on the creations, but black and gold had silk embroidery with golden flecks that moved to darker tones for ultimate drama.