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R|ELAN™ showcases innovative collection from recycled PET at Jio World Convention Centre

Reliance Industries Ltd’s R|Elan™ recently showcased an innovative collection of sustainable fashion at an exclusive pre-launch initiative by the FDCI x Lakme Fashion Week at Jio World Convention Centre at Bandra-Kurla Complex in Mumbai, India.

David Abraham and Rakesh Thakore presented their sustainable collection with the theme ‘Assemble, Disassemble and Reassemble’ by R.Elan was a mindful, sustainable line that combined custom with technology and New-Age materials in a modern, stylish format.

Figure 1: David Abraham and Rakesh Thakore with Bollywood star Dia Mirza at JWCC. Courtesy: Collected

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-friendlier,” Sharma added while commenting on the collaboration with Abraham and Thakore.

Figure 2: R|Elan™ showcased an innovative collection of sustainable fashion. Courtesy: Collected

David Abraham and Rakesh Thakore ensured that craft techniques like patchwork, hand stitching and appliqués formed the perfect base of the ensembles. Assembled surfaces and graphic patterns were ingeniously merged with prints and designs that brought a renewed visual delight to techniques of recycling.

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,” they added.

In the end of the show, Bollywood star Dia Mirza glided in, wearing a luxurious black abstract patchwork kaftan with stitch detailing and contrasting yoke and cuffs.

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