Runway

Lakme Fashion Week '18

Cocktails and Samosas

Abraham & Thakore presented the new season collection in Mumbai for the first time this August at Lakme Fashion Week 2018.

“Cocktails and Samosas” is a collection of sophisticated evening wear that consists of clean simple shapes and separates. Inspired by Eastern tradition of wrapping and tying, the Baku, the Kimono and the Sarong form some of the key shapes in this collection. A few new age churidars and salwars are also thrown into the mix.

As always, textiles are a key component of all Abraham & Thakore collections. In this case, a conversation between Rakesh Thakore and David Abraham that was triggered by the exhibition “A Search in Five Directions”, co-curated by Rakesh in January 2018, as a tribute to the textile legacy of the late Martand Singh, formed the starting point for the fabric story.

Inspired by the illustrated directories of different weaves and prints, the journey began in Benaras where subtle geometric textures in two shades of gold have been woven. With this, hand embroidered tussar and reverse hand cut patterns in silk are combined with textured sequined pieces to create a collection of separates capturing some of the eclectic influences in Indian Fashion today. Modern yet acknowledging tradition.

LF18L01

GOLD SILK BROCADE BAKU WRAP DRESS

LF18L01
LF18L02A, LF18L02B

GOLD SILK BROCADE DRESS, GOLD SILK BROCADE PANTS

LF18L02A, LF18L02B
LF18L03A,B,C

IVORY COTTON PINTUCK DRESS, GOLD SILK BROCADE PANT, GOLD SILK KIMONO JACKET

LF18L03A,B,C
LF18L04A,B

BLACK SILK BROCADE JACKET, BLACK SILK BROCADE PANT

LF18L04A,B
LF18L05A,B

GOLD SILK BROCADE KEDIA TOP, GOLD TUSSAR DORI EMBROIDERED PANT

LF18L05A,B
LF18L06A,B

GOLD SILK CUTWORK TOP, BLACK SILK BROCADE SKIRT

LF18L06A,B
LF18L07A,B,C

IVORY COTTON PINTUCK SHIRT, BLACK COTTON LUNGI, GOLD SILK BROCADE NEHRU JACKET

LF18L07A,B,C
LF18L08A

GOLD SILK BROCADE BAKU DRESS

LF18L08A
LF18L09A,B

BLACK SILK BROCADE BLOUSE, BLACK SILK GEORGETTE BROCADE SARI

LF18L09A,B
LF18L10A,B

BLACK SILK FRENCH KNOT JACKET, BLACK SILK FRENCH KNOT PANT

LF18L10A,B
LF18L11A,B

GOLD SILK FRENCH KNOT SHIRT, BLACK SILK BROCADE BAKU SKIRT

LF18L11A,B
LF18L12A,B

BLACK SILK SEQUIN KIMONO JACKET, BLACK SILK BROCADE PANT

LF18L12A,B
LF18L13A,B

BLACK SILK BROCADE WRAP DRESS, GOLD SILK CUTWORK PANT

LF18L13A,B
LF18L14A,B

BLACK SILK SEQUIN DRESS, BLACK SILK CHUDIDAR

LF18L14A,B
LF18L15A,B,C

TUSSAR SILK DRESS, TUSSAR SILK PANT, BLACK GOLD BROCADE ANGRAKHA

LF18L15A,B,C
LF18L16A,B,C / LF18L17A,B,C

BLACK SILK BROCADE JACKET, BLACK SILK BROCADE PANT, BLACK SEQUIN CAP / GOLD SILK BROCADE WRAP JACKET, GOLD SILK SEQUIN PANT, GOLD SILK SEQUIN CAP

LF18L16A,B,C / LF18L17A,B,C
LF18L18A,B

BLACK SILK SEQUIN & BROCADE BLOUSE, BLACK SILK BROCADE SARI

LF18L18A,B
LF18L19A,B,C

BLACK SILK SHIRT, GOLD SILK BROCADE WRAP SKIRT, GOLD SILK BROCADE CAPE

LF18L19A,B,C
LF18L20A,B

BLACK SILK BROCADE WRAP TOP, BLACK SILK SEQUIN PANT

LF18L20A,B
LF18L21A,B,

GOLD TUSSAR DORI EMBROIDERED WRAP DRESS, BLACK SILK CHUDIDAR

LF18L21A,B,
LF18L22A,B

GOLD BROCADE SHIRT KURTA, GOLD BROCADE SALWAR PANT

LF18L22A,B
LF18L23A,B

TUSSAR WRAP JACKET, TUSSAR WRAP PANT

LF18L23A,B
LF18L24A,B,C,D

IVORY COTTON PINTUCK SHIRT, BLACK COTTON LUNGI, BLACK BROCADE BUNDI, BLACK BROCADE CAP

LF18L24A,B,C,D
LF18L25A,B

SEQUIN SHIRT KURTA, SEQUIN SALWAR PANT

LF18L25A,B
LF18L26A,B,C

IVORY COTTON PINTUCK SHIRT, SEQUIN SKIRT, SEQUIN SHORT JACKET

LF18L26A,B,C
LF18L27A,B

TUSSAR DORI EMBROIDERED SILK JACKET, GOLD SILK BROCADE PANT

LF18L27A,B
LF18L28A,B,C

BLACK SILK SEQUIN DRESS, BLACK SILK BROCADE PANT, GOLD SILK CUT WORK JACKET

LF18L28A,B,C
LF18L29A,B

GOLD SILK SEQUIN DRESS, GOLD SILK BROCADE PANT

LF18L29A,B
LF18L30A,B

BLACK SILK SEQUIN KURTA, BLACK SILK BROCADE PANT

LF18L30A,B
LF18L31A,B,C

BLACK SILK TUNIC, GOLD SILK CUTWORK PANT, BLACK SILK BROCADE JACKET

LF18L31A,B,C
LF18L32A,B

GOLD SILK BROCADE BIB TOP, GOLD SILK BROCADE SKIRT

LF18L32A,B
LF18L33A,B

BLACK SILK SHIRT, BLACK SILK SEQUIN SKIRT

LF18L33A,B
LF18L34A,B,C

IVORY COTTON PINTUCK SHIRT, BLACK COTTON LUNGI, BLACK SILK BROCADE SHERWANI

LF18L34A,B,C
LF18L35A,B,C

IVORY COTTON PINTUCK SHIRT, BLACK COTTON LUNGI, BLACK BROCADE BUNDI

LF18L35A,B,C
LF18L36A,B

BLACK SILK BROCADE BLOUSE, BLACK SILK FRENCH KNOT SKIRT

LF18L36A,B
LF18L37A,B

BLACK SILK SEQUIN BLOUSE, BLACK SILK BROCADE SARI

LF18L37A,B