Amazon India Fashion Week- Autumn-Winter 2015 : The Green Mile

An Abraham and Thakore show is never just a fashion spectacle; very often, it’s a master class on minimalism, finesse and innovation.

On Thursday night, at their AIFW showcase, the duo gave a lesson on sustainable fashion, one that the industry desperately needs to learn.

Titled “Old New”, the two presented an autumn-winter range which had its soul in recycling. Discarded
X-rays and CT scans were used as sequins, hooks and studs formed the ornamentation on clothes and recycled antique brocades and ribbons found themselves on sari borders. They applied kantha embroidery, a craft that uses old fabrics stitched together — another variant of recycling.

The models wore black and white bobby pins on their hair, and heels with jutti curls on the front as they walked the ramp in shirts or coats with pants, kurtas with salwars or churidaars, shirts or cholis with lehengas, jackets and saris.

They used colours such as white, ivory, ecru, coffee, plum and purple; and fabrics such as velvet, silk, cotton, chiffon, georgette and nylon. The collection was for the modern, strong, edgy woman; someone who thinks about sustainability in everyday life.