Tarun Tahiliani founded his design studio in 1990. His distinctive signature has since evolved as a fusion of textile detail, refined luxury, and meticulous tailoring. The Tarun Tahiliani Design Studio creates couture, diffusion and prêt-a-porter which are Indian in their sensibility, yet international in their appeal. The rich heritage of the subcontinent is reinvented as contemporary high fashion through the genius of Indian craftsmanship and the finest textiles; along with Italian pattern cutting and construction and new technologies such as digital textile printing. His unique combination of historical opulence and contemporary chic also lend themselves to couture. Tahiliani who has a degree in Business Management from the Wharton School of Business, opened India's first multi designer boutique, Ensemble. In 1991 he received an associate degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York. He is the first Indian designer to be invited to showcase at the Milan Fashion Week.