Amazon Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2017: Abraham & Thakore Reinvent Work Wear
You really have to be severely challenged, fashion-wise, if you haven’t already noticed that the biggest trend of the moment is pragmatic dressing. Whoever said that fashion and functionality never go hand in hand had clearly not witnessed the current worldwide wave where comfort trumps all else. And pioneering the fashion movement in India have been veteran designers, David Abraham and Rakesh Thakore. The designer, who have been giving Indian handlooms a fashion-forward spin for ages, are here to make your Mondays a lot more stylish and a lot less boring with their latest collection titled, Back To Work, which they presented on Day 1 of the Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2017. As is suggestive from the title, the ‘see now buy now’ collection saw a complete reinvention of your daily work wear.
Keeping true to their ethos of designing garments for contemporary India, the designers further pushed the boundaries with their non-conformist gender perceptions with tie replacing scarfs and dupattas in women’s wear. And it wasn’t limited to the structured suits or shirts alone, the tie made its way into several other pieces including kurtis, tunics, midis and saris. What’s more? It went surprisingly well with them all while also adding a ring of authority to every attire. As more crisp and boxy silhouettes walked down the runway, our attention shifted from the unusually accessory to the interesting twist to the separates itself like the shirt tunic paired with a churidar and a throw or the double breasted trench-inspired kurti.
Crafted out of pure, handmade cotton, the collection narrated an easily likeable colour story of ivory, black, indigo and madder, all used in a fun interplay of stripes and solids.
Monotones, stripes and layers dominated the men’s collection at Abraham & Thakore. Between the shirts and suits teamed with wide-legged pants, occasionally came a few ethnic looks too with kurta-churidar sets and Bandhgala-lungi sets. Surprisingly, the tie also made its way to the ethnic ensembles for men and here again, it worked its magic. Taking androgyny another step forward, the Abraham & Thakore men also carried clutches which looked anything but feminine.
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