ABRAHAM & THAKORE, one of India’s most successful and respected design resources for fashion and accessories as well as textile products for the home, was initially established by David Abraham and Rakesh Thakore, graduates of NID, Ahmedabad. ABRAHAM &THAKORE’s collections always continues the exploration of developing a quiet and modern design voice while simultaneously drawing on the rich traditional heritage of Indian design and craft. The design sensibility is low key yet highly distinctive, with a strong respect for material, form and craft. In a consumer world of mass-produced fast fashion, ABRAHAM & THAKORE, reiterates the belief that real luxury lies in specially crafted product in limited numbers of high quality.
The designer participated for the first time in the fashion week as they believed that Fashion Weeks in India have now assumed seriousness and are conducted in a professional manner.They are likely to participate in the subsequent fashion weeks as well.
Abraham and Thakore showcased their collection, ‘The Urban Indian Wardrobe’ on Day 4, 27th March, 2010 at the WIFW, A/W Edition at New Delhi. The collection is an interpretation of traditional clothing executed in a manner that it creates a modern fashion statement for an urban Indian wardrobe. Their collection was an excellent master piece of true craftsmanship with impeccable finishing.
The designer duo played with shape and proportion, juxtaposing somewhat unexpected elements. The collection included jamdani silk sari, appliqué cotton and silk choli, silk ikat kurta, short velvet raffia trimmed kurta, silk ikat zouave pants, painted georgette kurta, silk kurta, wool pheran, laminated coat with silk sleeves, tissue pants, shantung kurta, block printed silk kurta, quilted silk pants, fibrefill quilted vest-choli and many more interesting ensembles.