R|Elan™ presents innovative collection from recycled pet at the FDCI x Lakmé Fashion Week

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Mumbai : David Abraham and Rakesh Thakore for their label Abraham and Thakore have always put sustainable practices in the forefront. Their latest collection at the FDCI x Lakmé Fashion Week presented by R|Elan™ was all about the theme “Assemble, Disassemble and Reassemble” for a look created from recycled PET materials as a pre-launch initiative at the world class Jio World Convention Centre, in Mumbai’s commercial hub Bandra-Kurla Complex

Commenting on the collaboration with Abraham & Thakore for their collection, Mr. Gunjan Sharma, CMO – Polyester Business, Reliance Industries Ltd., said, “The eco-friendly collection by Abraham and Thakore magnificently combines sustainability and style, and it enhances key aspects of our fabric of the future – R | Elan. The collection showcases excellent efforts in different ways to create fashion using practices that are sustainable and mindful. Ensembles like these, drive us at Reliance to stretch the limits and bring out new technologies that are more sustainable and eco-friendly.”

David Abraham and Rakesh Thakore said, “The process of the breaking down of PET materials to create textiles is a crucial step in the circular journey of responsible fashion production. The disassembling and reassembling of materials have inspired this collection. It takes a look at the traditional methods of recycling and up cycling of textiles that are a part of our common textile heritage.”

Keeping the silhouettes relaxed and timeless, the designers showcased stylish, modern, ready-to-wear options that moved effortlessly from dawn to dusk. Tunics, pants, wrap skirts and dresses vied for attention with kimono inspired jackets, while cleverly constructed saris would be welcomed by the jet setting buyers.

Bringing the fast-paced show to an end was the very graceful and elegant Dia Mirza, who glided in, wearing a luxurious black abstract patchwork kaftan with stitch detailing and contrasting yoke and cuffs.

Turning waste into glamour, Abraham and Thakore added a capsule evening wear look that dazzled with sequins and was ingeniously dreamt up from sheets of discarded PET material.

David Abraham and Rakesh Thakore’s recycled PET collection “Assemble, Disassemble and Reassemble” presented by R|Elan™ was a mindful, sustainable line that blended tradition with technology and New Age materials in a contemporary, stylish format.

-Odisha Age