Saanya Gulati, Tarini Nirula - Tropical Bliss 2jpg

What do prisms of light and Rajasthani forts have in common? Tarini Nirula is here to explain with her latest collections of occasion-wear bags.

Tarini Nirula, one of my favourite accessory designers, who I have previously collaborated with on my blog, recently launched two new collections. True to the TN brand, these are no ordinary bags – each exquisite statement piece has a story behind it.

Iridescence: Prisms of Light

Iridescence, the phenomenon of bright colours that change according to the angle of light, evokes imagery from one of my favourite songs from the Sound of Music:

“Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes, snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes, silver white winters that melt into spring.” 

Yes, these are a few of Tarini’s favourite things. If you didn’t get the reference, educate yourself here).

I shall write (or sing) no further, but get straight to the pictures that can shed more light on Tarini’s iridescent bags 😉

“Iridescence is inspired by the natural elements around us,” Tarini explains.

Saanya Gulati, Tarini Nirula - Iridescence

Meticulous handcrafting is the hallmark of Iridescence, and Tropical Bliss, one of my favourite pieces, is a testament to that. This piece took almost 9 hours to complete, officially making it the most intricately designed piece of the entire collection.

Tarini has a team of skilled artisans working across Delhi. In Tropical Bliss, a bead has been hand-stitched onto the end of each pipe to embellish the wings.

Saanya Gulati, Tarini Nirula - Tropical Bliss 2jpg
Tropical Bliss

Iridescence is a departure from Tarini’s earlier collections in its innovative usage of textures and dimensions. The collection uses a wide palette of colours to give the feeling of iridescence. The bags go best with vibrant plains.

Tropical Bliss
Tropical Bliss

You can even transform your everyday work outfit into evening-wear like I have done here with Majestic.

Saanya Gulati, Tarini Nirula - Majestic
Majestic
Saanya Gulati - Tarini Nirula, Majestic
Majestic

Jaipur: A Tribute to India’s Architectural Heritage

Lattice work, mirrored mosaics, and intricate carvings adorn the historic forts of Rajasthan. Jaipur’s Amer Fort, which is one of the city’s largest forts, was the main inspiration for this collection – and thus its name.

Rani, which I have my eye on, can be styled with almost any outfit. It is inspired by the intricately carved windows that are characteristic of Rajasthani architecture, through which ranis (queens) viewed the world.

Rani
Rani

Appliqué is inspired by the famous patchwork of Jaipur – a complex needlework technique in which patterns are created by stitching smaller pieces of fabric together.

Applique
Applique

I have styled Applique with Indian-wear, though its versatile enough to accessorize a casual western outfit too.

Applique
Applique

If you own a lot of printed clothes (like me) then make sure your outfit doesn’t have too much print so that it overpowers the designs on the bag. Here’s another look that works well:

Applique
Applique

Ferozi is an interesting interpretation of the Latticework in Rajasthani architecture – the usage of sequins also gives the feeling of depth.

Ferozi
Ferozi

Amer is another classic, which uses simple textures and colours to create a beautiful design.

Amer
Amer

I wanted these collections to be different, she says –  and different they truly are!

Check out Tarini’s latest collections on her online store, and follow her on Instagram and Facebook to stay updated with her latest designs.

 

About The Author

Saanya is a blogger on contemporary culture, politics, travel and lifestyle. She has previously been published in Times of India, DNA, Youth Ki Awaaz & more. Her blog seeks to provide a unique perspective on topical issues.

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