Tarun Tahiliani Biography
Tarun Tahiliani is one of the most celebrated fashion designers of India. He acquired his early education from the Doon School and then went abroad to pursue degree in Business Management from the Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania and another degree from The Fashion Institute of Technology, New York.
When Tarun Tahiliani came back to India, he realized that there was a huge scope in India in the designer wear sector. He brought a revolution in the field of fashion in 1987, by opening the first fashion boutique in India, ‘Ensemble’. He established the Tarun Tahiliani Design Studio, situated in New Delhi. His own brand label is known as, Ahilian. The brand is known for its creative style and uniqueness. The designer clothes created by him are sold in Tokyo, New York, London, Hong Kong, Dubai and in his stores in New Delhi and Mumbai.
Tarun Tahiliani is inspired by Indian textiles, embroidery and techniques and widely uses it in his creations. He has used chikan embroidery of Lucknow in various forms in his attires and often embellishes it with beads and semi precious stones. He particularly emphasizes on block printing, bandhini styles, attractive color combinations in his creations.
Tarun Tahiliani has designed for a number of celebrities like Simi Garewal and Ramola Bachchan. He was widely acclaimed for his Jemima Khan’s wedding collection.
Tarun Tahiliani has received a number of awards like Designer of the Year Award(2002),Best Womenswear Couture Designer Award(2004),Women’s Wear Designer of the Year(2007) and many more.