Re-defining maternity clothing in Dhaka: Mere completes 3 years

The brain child of Maisha Samiha and Jarin Tasnim Ona, Mere — a fashion brand that beautifully blends comfort with style for soon to be mothers, has recently turned 3. Started as a photographer, Maisha Samiha has worked with multiple expecting mothers during her photography days. This is when she realised that maternity clothes in our country still means a comfortable cotton piece of fabric. Realising the need, she and Jarin Tasnim Ona decided to make a change and bring a maternity brand to the expecting mothers that will make them feel beautiful as well as comfortable during this beautiful journey called motherhood.

Dhaka Kitsch: T-shirts inspired by rickshaw art

On Monday, 26 September, 2022 Dhaka Kitsch, a charity event supporting the non-profit organisation, Thrive, was held at the Edge Gallery Gulshan. Funded by Tasneem Sinha and Mahbub Mursalin, the event exhibited a collection of T-shirts, with rickshaw art inspired designs by artist and designer, Kuhu Plamondon. Chandana R Dewan, renowned designer and partner for the initiative, was by her side every step of the way, making the event a success.

Petite fashion: Tips and tricks

Petite fashion in Dhaka can be aptly termed as the shortest horror story ever, pun intended. Options are either not there or are very selectively available. As a result, a slight framed woman has to spend a lot of time and money either looking for trendy things in her size, or altering regular sized clothing to her desired length. Thankfully however, fashion experts have a handful of tips and tricks that can save the day and even steal the show, when used effectively.

Iconic fashion moments of Queen Elizabeth II

The longest watch in the history of monarchy ended with Queen Elizabeth II, on September 8, 2022. Over her 70 years of reign, the sovereign gave us aeons of fashion statements that are worth remembering and conversing about. All through these years, we have seen the queen be regal, modest and yet modern at the same time. Throughout her reign, Elizabeth remained loyal to British designers, Norman Hartnell and Stewart Parvin. Today, in this article we will be looking at the 5 iconic fashion outfits of the queen.

Grecian grace in vogue: Inspiration from ancient Greece takes centre stage in the latest fashion trends

It is no mystery that ancient Greece has been an inspiration for every aspect of culture globally, whether it be literature, art, sports, or fashion. Taking cue from the rich history of this Mediterranean country, Grecian drapes have once again become fashionable.

Twirling dresses in the sun

Florals and geometric patterns have ruled fashion charts for a reason. Worn short, mid length or long, the prints are versatile and can be styled easily. Think of jumpsuits with floral flounces, one-shouldered midi dresses in polka dots, strapless short numbers or long and breezy dresses in soft layers — the summer friendly motifs make almost everything look a little bit better.

October 1, 2022
October 1, 2022

Re-defining maternity clothing in Dhaka: Mere completes 3 years

The brain child of Maisha Samiha and Jarin Tasnim Ona, Mere — a fashion brand that beautifully blends comfort with style for soon to be mothers, has recently turned 3. Started as a photographer, Maisha Samiha has worked with multiple expecting mothers during her photography days. This is when she realised that maternity clothes in our country still means a comfortable cotton piece of fabric. Realising the need, she and Jarin Tasnim Ona decided to make a change and bring a maternity brand to the expecting mothers that will make them feel beautiful as well as comfortable during this beautiful journey called motherhood.

September 29, 2022
September 29, 2022

Dhaka Kitsch: T-shirts inspired by rickshaw art

On Monday, 26 September, 2022 Dhaka Kitsch, a charity event supporting the non-profit organisation, Thrive, was held at the Edge Gallery Gulshan. Funded by Tasneem Sinha and Mahbub Mursalin, the event exhibited a collection of T-shirts, with rickshaw art inspired designs by artist and designer, Kuhu Plamondon. Chandana R Dewan, renowned designer and partner for the initiative, was by her side every step of the way, making the event a success.

September 28, 2022
September 28, 2022

Petite fashion: Tips and tricks

Petite fashion in Dhaka can be aptly termed as the shortest horror story ever, pun intended. Options are either not there or are very selectively available. As a result, a slight framed woman has to spend a lot of time and money either looking for trendy things in her size, or altering regular sized clothing to her desired length. Thankfully however, fashion experts have a handful of tips and tricks that can save the day and even steal the show, when used effectively.

September 28, 2022
September 28, 2022

Princess Diana’s revenge dress

Lady Diana was known to wear some truly colourful and daring clothes. During her lifetime, the princess wore plenty of designer wear such as Versace, Armani, Chanel, Dior, Gucci and Clarks. However, none garnered the kind of attention as a bold, black number that came to ever after be known as the ‘revenge dress.’

September 25, 2022
September 25, 2022

Get the right look with Apex this Durga Puja

Durga Puja is just around the corner and no festive occasion is ever complete without a stunning look. Whether you decide to drape yourself in a sari, slip in a kurta, or casually wear a top, you will need the right pair of shoes to complete your look. And on this festive occasion, Apex Footwear brings you an array of fashionable footwear for men and women to add elegance and style to your festivities.

September 25, 2022
September 25, 2022

Manipuri saris and Durga Puja

Fashion is something that anyone can buy, but style has to come from within, it’s how you fit into your skin. Come Durga puja, even the simplest lady glows in her own style, even with a tucked red hibiscus on the khopa or casual hair bun. And as if reciprocating with her joy, nature also decks up in her own style. Because with puja, the fire-dance and the alponas — the merry courting of the sharat clouds and the kash phool or Kans grass as it is called in English, ushers the goddess Durga. The goddess has chosen this romantic season to come down to earth from her heavenly abode, filling our hearts with hope, romance, and magic.

September 19, 2022
September 19, 2022

Importance of adaptive clothing in the world of fashion

Adaptive clothing makes getting dressed and staying in the garments easy for people with a diverse range of needs. The community for people with disability is very wide and therefore designers must prioritise comfort and convenience over almost anything else for this genre of clothing. Thanks to technology and assistance from members of their target market, inclusive designers are now able to not only make functional clothes for the wearer; but also help their personality shine through their clothes.

September 18, 2022
September 18, 2022

TAAGA — Fresh as Youth

Feel it or not, fall is here. And with the new season, TAAGA is here with its fresh tie-and-dye prints and snazzy designs. Keeping the hide-and-seek mood of the sun and clouds in mind, the brand’s collection is both summer-friendly and easy on the eyes, a perfect amalgamation of comfort and joyfully creative style. Dyes have been an indispensable part of TAAGA for as long as one can remember and the brand has routinely played it up with colours, prints and cuts that are experimental, playful and bold in equal measure. This time around, the creative minds behind the lively brand have worked with refreshing festive, vibrant, and soothing colours and patterns at the core of the TAAGA fall offering, in cuts that are both simple and unconventional.

September 18, 2022
September 18, 2022

Merlot: Giving comfort clothing a chic twist

The highly competitive women’s apparel industry is saturated with designers trying to think outside the box and combine style and substance. Consumers are also spoiled for choices and at this point, it can be somewhat tricky to grasp their attention. Sania Afrin, however, makes it look easy. The engineer turned entrepreneur is the owner of two successful ventures, Merlot and Purple Mallow. The latter focuses on accessories for women, and since 2017 has become a household name. But it’s Merlot that has been making major headways lately with its meticulously crafted clothing items that is specifically designed for fashion savvy students and working women.

September 11, 2022
September 11, 2022

5 ways to style Hawaiian shirts

Hawaiian shirts, also known as Aloha shirts, have long been known as the most popular holiday outfit for their breezy fabric and bold patterns and colours that cater to the free-spirited. They are fun and unbound and scream summer. Not just a holiday outfit, Hawaiian shirts can be flaunted as dapper attire at any summer outing. However, just as exotic as they look, these shirts can make you look ridiculous at the same time if worn wrongly. As your fashion guide, we have listed down the top 5 classy looks you can pull off with a Hawaiian shirt.