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Abraham & Thakore

February 12, 2012
“Low key and finely crafted. Modern design drawn from rich traditions.”
A&T is a Delhi based label headed by David Abraham, Rakesh Thakore, & Kevin Nigli. At the heart of every single A&T creation is the weave. They prefer working with natural fabrics & their sensibility is contemporary & clean.
abraham & thakore
abraham & thakore SS 12

Abraham & Thakore have been around in the industry for about 20 years and they never did a fashion show till 2010. David Abraham called their first show a marketing exercise of sorts. A sari from their (AW’10) collection just reached  V&A. It is part of a permanent collection at V&A that also consists of designs from Chanel & Dior. Read more here.
Abraham and Thakore V&A
David Abraham always knew he wanted to design clothes. He went to NID where he studied Textile Design with Rakesh Thakore(who is said to have an unmatched knowledge of fabric). Rakesh Thakore grew up on a 4000 acre farm in Tanzania. “The film Hatari was shot there,” he remembers. “There were cows, pigs, poultry, sheep and other animals. And we grew plenty of flowers, fruits and vegetables….
At NID, in a class of 6 people, each student had a loom and had to weave every day. There were no exams, no grading. Students were evaluated on projects. One day we would be given cameras and told to go into the city and take photographs. Another day, we would watch world cinema, back to back, from morning to night…” Read more here.
abraham & thakore SS 12
abraham & thakore SS 12
A&T’s first order was for a collection of scarves and kimonos for The Conran Shop, London. They began selling in India only in the late nineties. Now they stock at A&T stores in Delhi, Bombay, and Bangalore+ are also available at: Bombaim, Hot Pink, Ensemble, Evoluzione, Elahe, Kimaya, Melange, Ogaan, Rudraksh, Palette, Tijori(Oberoi Hotels).
They also recently did a series of home textiles for the design trade show Maison & Objet, Paris. Read more about the Maison-Objet here.
abraham & thakore SS 12
These photos are from their SS’12 collection..photographed at their stall at WIFW in October. This collection emphasized on intricate artisanal work, layers, and textures.
They are showing again this time at WIFW. Their winter collection is defined as a fresh take on the classics of menswear re-invented for a contemporary Indian woman’s wardrobe. Their show is at 20:15 on Feb 17.