Deshal’s way of celebrating summer
Ishrat Jahan, one of the owners and creative heads of Deshal, had a lot to say about the mood-lifting season. “Summer means Baishakh; it refers to the commencement of many celebrations, including the Pahela Baishakh festivities. Deshal always celebrates summer in a unique way. We try to experiment every year and bring out something very different and yet close to our hearts,” revealed the crafts master.
Carefree days and nights that sizzle
And this was just one motif — there are plenty others with comparable, yet amazing portrayal of the uniqueness of our culture, like a lady working in the kitchen, gutting a fish with the ‘bonti’ held down by the foot; then there’s the fishermen in the river, and a young girl simply resting below a banyan tree contemplating the outside world.
“We have tried to portray rural stories as much possible with this new line. We hope we have done justice and people will truly like our work. For the men, since they do not like too much embroidery or images on their attires, we have tried to keep it minimal, but of course lots of interesting colours have been incorporated to make Pahela Baishakh 2019 as interesting as possible,” revealed Ishrat Jahan.
And all this was just from one of our favourite local designers; her collections; her contemplations.
There are so many more to try out.
This year, let’s not just stick to #DeshiFirst around Pahela Baishakh only, but all year through. When there is such fascinating work available, there is no reason why we should not indulge in all designs ‘deshi’.
Photo: Sazzad Ibne Sayed
Model: Tania and Jolly
Styling: Sonia Yeasmin Isha
Make-Up: Farzana Shakil’s Makeover Salon
Special thanks: Ishrat Jahan