NEW YORK – Indian American designer Tina Tandon showed off her “Fall and Winter 2017/2018” line on Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 230 5th Rooftop Bar, at the New York Fashion Week.
The fashion line started off with red and maroon colored clothes reflecting the typical color of the Fall season and continued onto purple, which linked the reds with the blue color clothes that ended the line, highlighting the cold temperatures of the Winter season.
Tandon works with natural fabrics, such as cottons, modals, linens, silks, and wools, but her new line is made with leather featuring 12 outfits; being a mix of bottoms and tops, and dresses above knee length.
The first three outfits were all vegetable dyed with the first one being a jumpsuit with pintuck details and umbrella cut sleeves making the wearer look “out of this world,” something you would see in a Star Wars movie; the second one looked like a simple dress that one would wear in the late Summer, early Fall time, as it had a V-neck with ruffled details; the third outfit was a pleated flared sleeve cape worn with Ponte leggings.
The next two outfits in the line were burgundy silk burnout prints, one that was a top with origami trim detail and puff sleeves worn with Ponte lace-up side pants with the other being a dress with pleated puff sleeve details and a burgundy leather peacoat.
The sixth outfit was a lace top with georgette cape and a Ponte pencil skirt with Needlepoint embroidered leather ruffles; the seventh outfit was a violet Ponte bodycon dress with leather and lace-up details on the shoulders and hips; the eight outfit was a sapphire blue silk top with a cold shoulder worn with Leather and Houndstooth brocade lace-up pants.
The line ended with darker colored outfits, one which happened to be made of silk and was a multi-stripe print fitted waist dress with origami trim detail; another was a black leather lace-up bodycon vixen dress after which came a black leather mini fitted dress with a laser cutout hem; the last outfit in the line was a sapphire wrap-front jacket with wace-up sleeves worn with sage leather joggers.
All of Tandon’s outfits define femininity while she finds her strength in it and her toughness while she hides her softness in it.
Tandon started her fashion career with designers Escada and Christian Lacroix and has now completed 10 years in the fashion industry.
She was born in the U.S. but spent her early childhood in India and grew up in North Carolina before moving to New York, aspiring to have a career in fashion from an early age while she was still living in India and took courses in fashion design while attending high school and won recognition for her work.
Tandon then received a scholarship to study at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City and graduated Summa Cum Laude, receiving many awards, including the Presidential Scholars award, from the school’s faculty and top industry professionals, including Jay Baker, the former President of Kohls.
Her fashion line and company, T.Tandon, is a Contemporary RTW line that is known for its feminine, sophisticated, luxuriously draped and adorned collections; her silhouettes are modern with a hint of vintage, blending the two to create newly inspired classic pieces that are timeless, yet effortlessly modern and chic and are designed to be comfortable, practical, and versatile, while also being style-forward and novel as well as eco and socially-conscious.
T.Tandon’s clothes are popular among celebrities as well including Stephanie Pratt of The Hills fame, Katrina Bowden of 30 Rock fame, Jules Kirby of High Society and NYC Socialite fame, Jill Zarin of NY Socialite fame and one of The Real Housewives of NY, Anna Maria Perez of Hannah Montana fame, Maria Menounous of Access Hollywood fame, Pooja Kumar of Bollywood Hero and HBO fame, Reshma Shetty of Royal Pains fame and many others.
She also donates a percentage of the profits to charities benefiting underprivileged children in impoverished areas in India, so they may not be forced into child labor and works with women organizations that help provide livelihood and empowerment to women in small towns and villages.
The event was in collaboration with The Nylon Project which is a new initiative started by Jordana Guimaraes and is aimed to unify and encourage positive change within the metropolitan and the homeless community.