Tarun Tahiliani opens Lakme Fashion Week

Designer Tarun Tahiliani kick-started the 17th Lakme Fashion Week on 23rd August with his Autumn Winter Collection.

Tarun Tahiliani and Kangana Ranaut at Lakme Fashion Week 2016

Tarun Tahiliani and Kangana Ranaut at Lakme Fashion Week 2016

Lakme Fashion Week began its 17th edition on Tuesday, 23rd August, with Tarun Tahiliani’s Autumn Winter Collection 2016. Actress Kangana Ranaut turned heads as the showstopper of the show. The event is taking place at The St. Regis, Mumbai, and will conclude on 28th August, 2016.

This year the fashion extravaganza features 92 designers who will be presenting their latest innovative designs to the public. Among these are veterans like Manish Malhotra, Ashish N Soni, Ritu Kumar and Shantanu & Nikhil. Sabyasachi’s show will mark the grand finale on Sunday.

Outfits from Tarun Tahiliani's Autumn Winter Collection showcased at Lakme Fashion Week 2016

Outfits from Tarun Tahiliani’s Autumn Winter Collection

Tarun Tahiliani showcased at Lakme Fashion Week dramatic and sensual clothes inspired by sculptor Mrinalini Mukherjee’s life-sized hemp and cast bronze sculptures.

Speaking on the inspiration for the collection, Tarun Tahiliani said, “I walked into the NGMA (National Gallery of Modern Art) last year, and was blown away by the power of a vision, the technical prowess and singularity of purpose that I felt as I wandered around the gallery, seeping in Mrinalini Mukherjee’s incredible tour de force. The shapes, the drapes, the folds, the unexpected contours and textures immediately began to take shape in my head as a collection. Certainly as a point of departure, a tribute and a mark of respect, cast in simple elegant layered clothes for use in everyday life.”

The collection mostly plays with earthy colours spiced with bold red, cobalt blue, charcoal, rust and olive hues. Among the range displayed were jerseys in chanderi, cowl drapes on gilets, capes, concept sarees and dresses.

Find the schedule and further details on Lakme Fashion Week 2016 at lakmefashionweek.co.in