Here’s how Tarun Tahiliani’s Mehrauli store looks like


One of the country’s ace couturiers, Tarun Tahiliani launches a flagship store in Qutub Garden, on the land of historic Mehrauli area in New Delhi. It took Tahiliani over seven months—from design to execution— to design the space to his exacting specifications. All by himself, Tarun walked the guests through the new space. “When you walk into my space, I want you to know you’re entering my mind,” he says. And it is truly justified.

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In the store, is rare blood-red carnelian stone from Chennai which has been fashioned into tabletops, and the flooring is a harmony of earthy-ochre sandstone from Rajasthan, with Tarun Tahiliani limited edition carpets. The wallpapering in the store is a custom design by Zoffany wallpapers. The space truly describes Tarun Tahiliani — luxurious without being jaunty and rich without being offensive.

The store sprawls in about 12,000 sq ft in a double floored setting. The upper ground floor is dedicated to Ready to Wear collection for both men and women. The lower ground floor houses bespoke men and women couture, and rooms for Tahiliani’s architecture and interior teams.

As you enter, the foyer opens onto a short, bisected stairway which is studded with hand-crafted flowers out of cabochon (mother-of-pearl). The stairway leads up to the ready-to-wear sections displaying women’s and men’s collections designed by him. Behind this section is placed an 18th-century, hand-carved wood facade from Gujarat that dominates the stairwell, leading down to the haute couture section. One can spend lengthy shopping sessions in well-appointed private rooms for trials, all lit up with antique Osler crystal chandeliers.

The store is a galore of custom made bridal and occasion wear as well as ready-to-wear for both women and men; signature handbags, clutches, and jewellery, plus limited-edition high end jewellery pieces by Srihari Diagems for Tarun Tahiliani.

It’s a proud moment for the capital, as one of the fashion moguls creates yet another shopping destination in Mehrauli, quite like celebrated designers Sabyasachi, Manish Malhotra, and Anita Dongre. As Mehrauli gradually shapes into a sartorial heaven for the devotees of fashion, we at W.A welcome the mesmerizing air of stunning couture in New Delhi.

Here’s a look at some of the stunning ‘inside posts’ shared by the designer himself.