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A Benarasi tribute to India's textile legend

By Hitesh Harisinghani
Last updated on: August 23, 2018 10:11 IST
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Remembering late Matand Singh, the man who breathed life into textiles.
Photographs by Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com

Designers David Abraham and Rakesh Thakore presented the 'Cocktails and Samosas' collection at the Lakme Fashion Week.

Its journey started with Benaras weaves which took various forms on the ramp.

The show was a tribute to textile legend, late Martand Singh.

Abraham and Thakore collection at Lakme Fashion Week 2018

The outfits were inspired by Eastern wrapping and tying styles.

Abraham and Thakore collection at Lakme Fashion Week 2018

The colour tone was restricted to black and gold.

Abraham and Thakore collection at Lakme Fashion Week 2018

The saris got a fashionable twist with the bow belt.

Abraham and Thakore collection at Lakme Fashion Week 2018

Textured brocade patterns on angarakhas were one of the highlights.

Abraham and Thakore collection at Lakme Fashion Week 2018

Fluid sarongs and sequinned skirts were teamed with collared shirts and jackets. 

Abraham and Thakore collection at Lakme Fashion Week 2018

Caped sleeves with textured interiors and embroidered tunics were there too.

Abraham and Thakore collection at Lakme Fashion Week 2018

Candice Pinto models a black and gold skirt and jacket perfect for a cocktail party.

Abraham and Thakore collection at Lakme Fashion Week 2018

Designers David and Rajesh share a light moment at the end of show.

FULL COVERAGE: Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2018

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