By: Frances Du
Delhi-based designers David Abraham and Rakesh Thakore can now view one of their design pieces in the reputable Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) based in London. One of their creations, a beautiful sari, has been lifted from their Autumn Winter 2010/2011 Collection to be a part of V&A’s permanent collection.
Their innovative take on the traditional sari drew praise earlier in the year from leading critics. While their charcoal sari still exudes a sense of ease and femininity, it has been expertly streamlined, accentuating all the right curves in the body. The incorporation of a skinny belt points to a western sensibility, while high mojiri shoes and a floral black and white tunic revitalizes and compliments the look. The modern design aptly embodies the turning point in India’s fashion history when people moved away from wearing strict conventional dresses towards experimenting with traditional forms.
[Source: Vogue India]