Setting out to create the image of India Modern, Tarun Tahiliani is a brand that straddles the present while rooted in India’s heritage of draped form and tradition of artistry. These quintessential techniques of craftsmanship, imbibed with love across generations, are made globally astute through the cut, construct and finish of Tarun Tahiliani silhouettes. Each creation exemplifying the guiding philosophy – “all that we were and more.”
Founded in 1995, the Tarun Tahiliani Design Studio juxtaposes modern sartorial prowess and the intricacies of Indian technique with skill. These richly detailed, structured drapes are crafted to lend an edge to Tahiliani’s modern, Indian woman. Across Couture, Occasion Wear and Ready-to-Wear, the designer’s studio creates unique combinations of historical opulence and contemporary chic through the fine crafts and textiles of India.
Tahiliani founded his design studio in 1995. He started his professional career with a degree in Business Management from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. After returning to India, he saw the vast potential in fine clothing and couture industry that was evolving in the country. In 1987, he opened doors to India’s first multi designer boutique, Ensemble. Heralding a fashion and retail revolution in India, he has shown countless collections at home and around the world.
Launched in January 2017 at Qutab Garden in New Delhi’s historic Mehrauli area, Tahiliani’s quest for an Indian modernity has found an elegant utterance. Just like his sari gown, the space marries essentially Indian elements with a contemporary feel that doesn’t feel contrived or oppressively ethnic. “When you walk into my space, I want you to know you’re entering my mind,” he says. It took Tahiliani over seven months from design to execution and designing the space to his exact specifications.
Launched in December 1987 in Mumbai, Ensemble has been regarded as a pioneer in the fashion industry. It became the first luxury multi brand store providing talented Indian designers a platform to showcase their work. Over thirty year, Ensemble is committed to marrying India’s rich heritage of incredible workmanship with an elegant contemporary aesthetic. Ensemble is where it all began!
A natural extension of his design aesthete has led Tarun Tahiliani to the field of architecture and interior design. He has designed boutique hotels, several secondary and holiday homes in Goa and has recently formalized an interior and architecture division that will work closely with several HNIs, institutions and builders to leverage his design sensibility across various projects. Grounded in a unique design philosophy, every home created begins and ends with the clients. It is from their personality and aesthetic that Tahiliani and his team takes their direction, right from the blueprint to the swathes of colour and texture used in the interiors.
Obeetee, the leading manufacturer of hand-knotted and hand-tufted rugs in India joined hands with Tarun Tahiliani to unveil an exclusive collection of handmade carpets. Tahiliani’s vision translated into bespoke ‘art on the floor’.
Stunning gold pieces designed by Tarun Tahiliani, crafted with old world techniques of layering with extraordinary workmanship and finesse.
Silhouettes that sparkle and shine, Tahiliani innovates and invents weightless constructed garments with the sparkle of Swarovski crystals. The collection weaves a celestial magic with world class crystals in bridal couture.