There is something special about this Summer | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, April 16, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 05:49 PM, April 18, 2019

There is something special about this Summer

The season is almost here, and based on this thought, there is so much going on around us. The seasonal favourites, including fruits and flowers would soon ripen and bloom. The birds will chirp all along, often in harmony with the warm breeze that ruffles the leaves of the trees. Romance will be at its peak, mak-ing the season an eternal muse to poets and storytellers. But what about the fashion designers…?

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’.

#DeshiFirst #DeshiAlways

Photo: Sazzad Ibne Sayed

Model: Tania and Jolly

Styling: Sonia Yeasmin Isha

Make-Up: Farzana Shakil’s Makeover Salon

Wardrobe: Deshal

Special thanks: Ishrat Jahan


 

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