Bangladesh Wedding Couture Week 2022 (BWCW): Day three wraps up with a glamorous show
The first edition of Bangladesh Wedding Couture Week 2022 came to a graceful end on the evening of 8 October 2022, with the designers showcasing their creations for perhaps the most stylish eve of a wedding, the reception. The BWCW, presented by TRESemmé and driven by Mercedes-Benz, displayed outfits, jewellery, and accessories for the three major days of a wedding: holud, wedding, and reception.
Among the A-list guests was Enrico Nunziata, the Italian Ambassador to Bangladesh, who took to the stage multiple times through the course of the 3-day event.
The day of the reception is often the time when the bride and groom as well as the wedding guests are all too eager to step out of the boundary of traditional colours, designs, and accessories. Taking this into account, the three distinguished designer brands in the show, Zurhem, Sarah Karim Couture, and Sahar Rahman Couture, brought out the very best of pastel hues and unique patterns along the deeper colours.
The show kicked off with an extraordinary collection of wedding jewellery from Jarwa House. However, unlike the previous two days where the primary focus was on gold, for reception jewellery Jarwa House played with diamonds, multicoloured rubies, and emeralds.
Nusraat Faria, one of the most popular actresses of recent times and the face of Jarwa House, walked the ramp sporting a minimalist choker with a layered neckpiece, a pair of dazzling earrings, and a single-lined tikli.
Sahar Rahman Couture took the stage next, bringing their A-game in pastels. Their collection consisted of heavily embellished outfits in pink, peach, off-white, and pale lime-green colours. In a variety of sari, lehenga, and kameez, this brand displayed the perfect balance of tradition and modernity in its outfits.
Sarah Karim took an interesting turn in her colour selection starting with some jewel-toned midnight blue lehengas, gowns, and kameezes. Deep in colour yet miles away from looking traditional, these outfits are for people who do not shy away from making a statement.
Various shades of green and silver also graced her design in a combination of georgette and chiffon with works of crystals and kundan done on them. The magic of this designer shone through her crystal work on the Jamdani sari, giving this elegant attire a new edge.
Zurhem, being a big platform men's collection, brought some of its most exclusive suits for grooms-to-be. With variations of black and white colours, the blazers portrayed geometric lines and patterns of gold and silver. The mastermind behind these outfits Mehruz Munir himself walked the ramp in a classy all-black suit.
The goal of this 3-day event was to grab the attention of wedding parties towards local brands and designer wears by highlighting the creativity of Bangladeshi designers in traditional wedding wear. With only weeks of planning, amazingly, these designers and the associated parties have managed to pull off a big-scale project of this kind.
Wedding Couture Week 2022 definitely marks a new beginning in the fashion industry of Bangladesh.