Abraham & Thakore’s AW collection “ Bagaan “ is inspired by the idea of Autumn and autumn leaves, foliage and flowers.
The “leit “ leaf motif is carried through in various techniques – from handwoven brocade from Varanasi to graphic double ikat from Andhra Pradesh; from appliqued 3 D leaf motifs in tussar silk to shimmering sequinned patterns, the collection celebrates nature in all its forms as well as serving up a reminder of our fragile ecology.
Hand Block Print
Abraham & Thakore’s interest in creating block printed textiles stems from a belief that traditional local crafts and livelihoods must be encouraged and sustained, especially in a world of mass production and throwaway consumerism.
The value addition of limited quantities, hand-done block printed fabrics needs to be understood and appreciated by the final consumer- and in doing so, they can support a sustainable ecosystem where the craftsperson is ensured a regular income.
Block printing – one of the oldest crafts in India – uses the technique of ornamenting fabric using traditional carved wooden blocks to create patterns and color. While the history of block printing can be traced back to the time of Alexander the Great (327 BC), to keep it alive and flourishing requires consumer patronage and understanding of the crafts' value.
The skill and expertise of printing lies firstly in the carving of the wooden block – the more intricate the motif, the more skill required to carve the block – and secondly, in the actual printing so that each successive repeat of the block is matched continuously to create an allover pattern
Celebrate the luxury of A&T block printed offers both at their stores and online – and the knowledge that imperfection and variation in printing is a sign, not of the defect but the power of the human hand.
Dia Mirza in Abraham & Thakore
Dia Mirza wearing Abraham & Thakore’s limited edition pieces specially made for Clove, Colaba, Mumbai.
She spoke at the 'Banega Swast India' campaign wearing olive separates from our Lakme Fashion Week 2019 environmentally sustainable viscose collection.