Indian designers, David Abraham and Rakesh Thakore, make you hold your breath for a whole year by skipping every alternate season, their shows are the most awaited of all. Next week they will present their only showcase of the year at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week in New Delhi.
Their handloom of choice this year is the most iconic and mainstream one — the Benarasi weave. "When you say Benaresi, the first thing that comes to mind is richness, paisley and peacocks. But we've tried to go against the grain," says Thakore. There is also the lovely zari and badla within the warp-weft, and lots of reds, fuchsias, purples and gold, but the duo insists they're all within their aesthetic for a "stripped-down, modernist bride".