Tarun Tahiliani at BMW India Bridal Fashion Week 2015

I will be honest. I continue to remain rather uninspired, with all the fashion at fashion weeks this season. The only 3 designers who have sparked a little (or a lot) inside of me have been Varun Bahl (at India Couture Week), Sabyasachi (at Vogue Wedding Show) and Anita Dongre (also at Vogue Wedding Show).

While working on the Vogue Wedding Show post (it will be up on the blog shortly), I dragged myself to Day 2 of India Bridal Fashion Week. All the shows till now have been nice, but nice isn’t good enough. I want AMAZING!

Ashima Leena kicked off Day 2 with a South Indian bride collection of silk saris and temple jewellery, and I found a few pretty pieces at Falguni & Shane Peacock’s show. The last show of the evening was Tarun Tahiliani’s, and I had some hope pinned on it. TT and I have never been BFF’s, we don’t share the same design aesthetic, but he always promises to give me atleast a piece or two he knows I’ll like. He’s a very practical man, and loves giving his brides and grooms what they need – and his most recent attempt has been to create light-weight silhouettes that still look wedding-worthy, and are, at the same time, easy and convenient to carry. Who wouldn’t appreciate his effort?!

The stage looked eerie, and a blogger friend commented, “What’s up with the Nehru Planetarium look?” His Couture and Bridal 2015 collection is titled “Our Eclectic New World” and the stage literally looked like a New World…in outer space. Ok, I didn’t exactly get the set design. But I love planetariums, considering how rarely we city peeps get to gaze at a starry night. So put stars into anything, and I’ll inevitably like it 🙂

Moving on to more pressing matters, here are the…

Top Picks: Brides

Top Picks - Tulle Organza Lehenga Skirt with Swarovski Crystals Encrusted Blouse 1 - Tarun Tahiliani - BMW India Bridal Fashion Week 2015

The poofy silhouette is what will get the gasp out of you. This was a voluminous lehenga done right. While the silhouette was grand, restraint was shown in the use of soft colours and a hint of shimmer in the skirt. The sparkly Swarovski blouse goes well with it, but you can always opt for something different to pair it with.

Where to wear: I’m sure this is comfortable enough to carry off at a Sangeet, but you can use it on your Reception as well.

I saw this sari at the Vogue Wedding Show, and instantly fell in love. I typically don’t go for saris with this much embroidery, but I’ve finally figured it out – if you embroider a delicate pattern in a soft shade, onto an equally soft hued fabric, the result is stunning. This one looked as good draped on the model, as it did hanging on a rack at Vogue Wedding Show. If you go for this blouse, you don’t need any jewellery, but you can always tone down the look with a plain blouse.

Where to wear: Keep it in your trousseau, and put it on for a friend or relative’s Reception party.

Top Picks: Grooms

Top picks Blue Jacket with french knot buttons Top Picks - Indigo blue Jacket with french knot button - Tarun Tahiliani - BMW India Bridal Fashion Week 2015 Top Picks Purple jacket with flat satin lapel and gold buttons

Such brilliantly structured, fitted and classy jackets for the men. I was getting tired of the generic Nehru jacket, and have been waiting for something fresh for grooms and guys to get into. French knots as buttons is a nice touch, and I love the colours as well.

The Remaining Collection: Brides

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The Remaining Collection: Grooms

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Photography by Kirti Virmani & PR Team

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