Chennai, August 2018: Collage launches The Mandarin Muse by Tarun Tahiliani Autumn Winter 18 collection. The collection showcases in Collage from 17th August, 2018 onwards. Drop by to shop this contemporary, ready-to-wear collection of chic Indian ensembles and stylised separates
Wrapped in Oriental layers of myth and splendour, The Mandarin Muse personifies the cosmopolitan spirit of the modern Indian woman. A precocious woman who imbibes her many influences in a contemporary sensibility of individual style. Tarun Tahiliani’s Autumn/Winter 2018-19 line is an evocative collection of Ready To Wear ensembles and separates for Autumn/Winter 2018-19.
A lush canvas of rich textiles, juxtaposed with renditions of an Oriental inspiration coloured with Indian artistry – The Mandarin Muse is a vivid collection of nine capsules, structured drapes and constructed silhouettes, layered with hand-painted motifs of inspired art, classic Indian embroideries, delicate embellishments and Swarovski crystals.
PEONY IN LOVE: One of the Orient’s most celebrated flowers inspires this capsule collection that blends the traditional Parsi technique of gara embroidery with the floral motifs of the Orient.
ORIENT EXPRESS: Illustrating the mythical allure of the Orient in stark ombrès and gilded prints, this capsule delves into the heady landscape of the Far East.
PAINTED VIEL: Crafted in gossamer textiles of sheer silk and tulle, this capsule collection finds its inspiration in the deftly hand-painted ceramics, carved lacquer and fine porcelain of China’s decadent dynasties.
ORCHID EMPRESS: A capsule collection crafted in a vibrant palette of blush, jade, ochre, ivory and vermillion, Orchid Empress recreates the resplendent gardens of Oriental royalty on reams of plush silk.
SHANGHAI GIRL: Bringing to life, the iconic symbols of Shanghai’s ancient heritage steeped in legends and traditions of Mandarin mythology – Gilets, asymmetric dresses, silk bomber jackets, structured lehengas and stoles in bold monochromes of printed ebony, scarlet and ivory characterize this soiree collection lined with prints of ikat and finished in velveteen silk.
CHIKANKARI: An ethereal palette of tone-on-tone prints in sky blue, beige, ivory and blush is elevated with the intricate detailing of chikankari in this capsule collection of whimsical elegance.
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