New Delhi: Tarun Tahiliani is known for taking inspiration from the rich Indian heritage and the designer chose to show the elegance and softness of draping on the first day Van Heusen India Mens Week Autumn/Winter 2011.
Titled as the ‘new democrazy’, Tahiliani’s collection revisited the earliest form of dressing by exploring structured draping in jackets, waist coats, shrugs that are teamed up with dhoti pants.
With Samandar Manganiar and his troupe from Rajasthan playing live Qawwali before the audience and the display of footages from freedom struggle, Tahiliani’s collection seemed traditional and royal.
“Draping is our initial stage of fashion, this is how men used to dress during that time. My idea was not to present the royal India but the various intricacies of draping and layering involved in their dressings.
“Without any bling it appeared luxurious and royal. I have only done surface texturisation,” he said.
The fabrics used were tussar, stretch wool, cotton, linen and voils.