From its humble beginnings as a single store chain in 1997, Ecstasy is now one of the largest lifestyle fashion retailers of the country with 25 outlets. In the past 17 years, its various collections have ranged from stylish informal wear to classic formal wear. Ecstasy was one of the pioneering stores in the country who really catered to the much-deprived Western fashion market, providing young people with a store where they could purchase modern outfits that are in par with international standards.
Ecstasy was started by Tanjim and Asha Haque, who realised they have a passion for designing clothes when they were students at Bangladesh Medical College. Ecstasy opened its doors in 1997 with their first store in Dhanmondi. Needless to say, the rest is history.
Ecstasy has been a consistent trendsetter in the Western fashion market ever since. This winter, Ecstasy's men's collection is inspired by solid colours like navy blue, brown and black. The collection boasts diverse party wear, pinstriped shirts, button-down long sleeves, winter casuals, T-shirts, sports jackets and denim jeans.
For women, Ecstasy is going back to the basics with simple and classy dark colour combinations. Women can go for a casual winter look with trendy sweaters or sassy jackets. Add a pop of colour in the midst of it all by sporting a bright top in colours like red or pink. For party wear, there are cheetah print studded tops, miniskirts and cute yet sophisticated dresses. There are also basic monotone tops in fabrics like satin and chiffon, which can be worn both at work and at parties. Bring on Christmas and New Year celebrations by choosing a dress from Ecstasy's collection, which has both the trendiest looks of the party season, and some classic pieces such as the little black dress, that are timeless favourites.
Ecstasy claims its clothes have the best fit, and are made from top-notch quality fabrics with perfect stitching. Tanjim Haque, Chief Designer of Ecstasy finds inspiration from movies and music, which he believes are accurate reflections of modern global fashion. Keeping up with the latest trends is of utmost importance to Ecstasy.
Besides clothes, Ecstasy is also a favourite amongst shoppers for their accessories collection. Be it shoes, bags, belts, wallets, scarves or imported branded watches, Ecstasy really is the one stop shop for those who want to make an impression at their next party. You can find famous watches from brands like Guess, Michael Kors and Marc Jacobs at their flagship store in Basundhara city.
For a full list of Ecstasy showrooms across the country, visit www.ecstasybd.com. This site also features an online store, where you can take your pick from Ecstasy's extensive collection. You can also browse and shop Ecstasy's products on the go with their exclusive mobile app, available on iOS and Google Play. Besides taking a tour to your nearest Ecstasy showroom, you can browse and shop on the go with their exclusive mobile app “Ecstasy Online Store”, available on iOS and Google Play.
– LS Desk
Photo: Shahrear Kabir Heemel
Model: Azim and Sunerah
Shoot coordinator: Tabassum Anila Hridi