New Delhi, March 26: Fashion designer Tarun Tahiliani Wednesday opened the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week autumn-winter 2014 with his impressive collection and actress Shilpa Shetty, known for well-maintained figure, heightened the glamour quotient when she hit the ramp in a kanjeevaram outfit.
Tahiliani’s autumn-winter pieces were terrific. Right from ivory cascade jacket with zardozi shoulders and black silk linen salwar pants to gold applique asymmetrical one sleeved dress in red to tweed embellished blouse with teal heritage sari and corset blouse, there were many appealing pieces.
Shilpa, 38, who gave birth to her son in 2012, has been the showstopper for Tahiliani several times in the past, but this time she got conscious of her figure. “I was bothered whether I would fit into Tarun’s creation. I worked out in two months,” Shilpa told reporters here after the opening show of the five-day event.
Dressed in layered kanjeevaram puffy draped skirt and a draped corset blouse, her waist looked as perfect as it can be. Though the outfit, looked heavy due to the puffiness, she said it was just the opposite.
“It’s very light. The use of kanjeevaram saris sounds heavy, but it’s not. It’s so beautiful and even if I wear it inside out it will look fabulous. The finish is also great,” said Shilpa, who wore a kanjeevaram sari with swarovski on it designed by Tahiliani on her wedding day. She married businessman Raj Kundra in 2009.
She was accompanied by actors Harman Baweja and Ayesha Khanna, stars of her first production venture titled “Dishkiyaoon”, on the ramp. Ayesha wore a sari inspired draped dress and Harman looked chic in layered bandhgala with pants.
The clothes surely grabbed attention, but so did the music and elaborate stage. The sound of castanets being played by two men from Jaisalmer fused well with a pre recorded DJ mixed number.
The stage with colourful wheels hanging reminded of a mela or an event that just got wrapped up, but yet to be cleaned.