|Lakshmi Rana for Rohit Bal show|
|at Abraham + Thakore|
|at Rahul Mishra|
|at Raakesh Aggarwal|
David Abraham and Rakesh Thakore are a few season old designers. No, they are not new to designing, but they decided to take part in fashion week just a couple of years ago. And a good decision that was. Their focus is on fabric and textiles (which is what they studied at NID) but the interpretation of their collection comes alive on the models mixed with hair, makeup, accessories – which are made in-house as well. This time I felt the girl was the Indian version of Gwyneth Paltrow’s character from The Royal Tenenbaums. dark, edgy, cool, knows what she likes and more importantly dislikes, likes to wear clothes that girls her age won’t consider “the IN thing”. This is the girl I would stalk if I saw her on the street in hopes to get some crazy style shots of.
His cuts were out of the ordinary combined with signature use of zippers, and non linear stitching and draping. If you are looking for something out of the norm, he is your go to guy. Wish he would have a separate line in case he felt like playing safe / “commercial:” – evening gowns, flowing dresses, saris and lehngas.. as his ready to wear shows will always carry the expectations to excite the audience even more than his last time.