A glittering fashion show followed by a dance programme was held in the port city on January 25. The show stoppers were ramp models displaying indigenous attire fashioned by young designers.
The event was organised at Theatre Institute, Chittagong (TIC) celebrating the first anniversary of Star Fair Institute, a platform of young artistes and designers.
Artiste and poet Khalid Hasan inaugurated the programme.
Hasan said that Bengalis are highly fashion conscious, reflected in our own fashion tradition. “As an artiste, I am always eager to see the work of the new generation,” he added.
Cultural activist Anup Biswas and Chittagong's prominent fashion designer Ivy Hasan spoke, among others.
The programme started with a dance performance to Tagore's song “Anondaloke Mangolaloke”.
Later, models walked the ramp accompanied by folk and traditional songs. They were attired in fashion garments of red grameen check, gorod, khadi and other indigenous clothes designed by six new fashion designers--Kamala Paul Kamu, Aminul Islam, Jannatul Ferdoush, Sohail Jurka, ZM Shariful Islam and Jaisa Khan.
The show ended with colourful group dance performances presented by the artistes of the organisation.