After showcasing their Autumn/Winter 2022-23 assortment on the FDCI x Lakmé Trend Week earlier this 12 months, vogue duo David Abraham and Rakesh Thakore have now introduced it to town this week. Returning to Chennai after nearly a 12 months, their label Abraham & Thakore will launch the brand new vary that includes “the total complement of womenswear” in the present day, says David. Stay up for attire, coordinate units, sarees, footwear, and extra.
The inspiration behind the brand new vary, he says, was celebrating the return of normalcy. “It celebrates us beginning to reside our lives exterior the confines of our properties as a result of restrictions of the previous couple of years. It focuses on elegant separates which might be designed to see by way of a full working day or a social night get collectively,” says David, including that also they are launching their menswear assortment of shirts, kurtas, simple jackets and pants in a spread of unique prints, colors and patterns. As for homeware, there are mattress covers, robes, cushions and equipment comparable to tea cosies and scorching water bottle covers.
A fast have a look at the gathering (upwards of ₹4,900) reveals that tussar silk is the conceptual pivot round which the apparels have been crafted. Shades of pure tussar — pale beige, sand and deep hues are a distinguished a part of the color palette. “It features a deep madder purple and shades of heat colors starting from clove to the golden hues of tussar. These are teamed with the perennial mixtures of black and white which might be an essential a part of the model signature,” says David. The materials, he says, embody silk and cotton together with sustainable cellulose blends comparable to tencel which might be used with wool and wool blends for winter put on. His high picks from the brand new assortment embody the triangle block printed silk separates in madder, black and tussar; a multi-colour sequin dot saree with the coordinating saree, and a trench coat gown with tussar embroidery and sequins.
Addressing the gathering’s sustainable quotient, the designer explains wild silk i:e tussar, “is a type of silk that’s fully pure and is extremely sustainable”. “Whereas we’ve got clothes in tussar silk, as an innovation, we’ve got additionally used tussar yarn as an embroidery yarn in lots of the methods this season making a particular tactile high quality from this pure undyed yarn. We’ve additionally used natural cotton for a lot of types in addition to sustainable tencel materials,” says David, including that the duo is now engaged on their autumn-winter assortment for which they’re growing new designs in ikat and jamdani. “We’re additionally seeking to develop a small module of primary knitwear separates,” he concludes.
The exhibition is from 11am to 7.30pm till November 30 at Amethyst, Whites Street, Royapettah