Text by Avani Thakkar
Even if you’re not up to date with the A – Z of designers, certain names would probably pop up instinctively if you were asked about the metamorphosis of the Indian fashion scene. David Abraham and Rakesh Thakore of Abraham & Thakore are prime examples. The two National Institute of Design (NID) graduates joined hands in 1992 to build an eponymous label that continues to dominate the conversation around local textiles and craftsmanship; their multi-disciplinary approach to designing garments for the urban Indian consumer has played a key role in shaping a modern aesthetic that is forward-looking yet deeply connected to our history. And the duo’s sustainable showcase that was unveiled on Day 3 – aka Sustainable Fashion Day (read our two cents on the subject here) – of FDCI X Lakmé Fashion Week further cemented that influence.