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ABRAHAM THAKORE
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Abraham Thakore is acclaimed for seamless combination of handcrafted handwoven textiles and astringent futurism that characterises the brand. To keep in sync with the theme of Amazon India Fashion Week 'Let It Pret','Sadak Smart' ruled their runway.

 

A glance at our social feed shows that streetstyle is an influential part of the fashion landscape so I couldn't help being in awe of the creativity with which they presented trans-seasonal streetstyle a kaleidoscope of stylistic influences blended together in a design cauldron to create the perfect pret line! As hoodies and skinnies, ghagras and salwars, kedia tops and block printed skirts, cotton palazzos and gabardine trench, and a kurta styled with gamcha came out — some embellished with fabric appliqué and floral threadwork, others block printed — it was apparent the powerhouse duo had captured the essence of streetstyle. "We studied the colours, prints, blouses, skirts, ghagras, accessories and all we see on the streets of Delhi and tried to showcase it, from a fashion perspective," they explained. I, for one, loved the ready-to-wear in rich floral fabrics inspired by Indian chintz!!

 

When the designers came out to take a bow, a few front row guests got on the ramp and took selfies with the models! After we all stared, shocked, it dawned that the duo had wanted it to be a part of the show, pointing out how most of us wear and style garments, keeping in mind that we would be clicking and posting selfies on Instagram! As I left the show, I couldn't help but wonder how Abraham Thakore had proved that streetstyle is not just a pair of ripped jeans; it is an entire sensibility, a frame of reference, a riposte to the formalised mandates of design houses. Salut.

— JASMEEN DUGAL
Photographs — VINOD KUMAR FOR EXPLOSIVE FASHION

 
 
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