Prothom Alo and Unilever hosted a gala fashion show 'Sunsilk Noksha Biye Utsob' at the Grand Ballroom of the Pan Pacific Sonargaon on the 20th of December. A visually delightful stage welcomed the guests to the event themed 'Biyer Bajar Deshe.' With the aim to promote local fashion houses during the wedding season, this was their fourth bridal festival.
The show began with a “friendly banter between a married couple” and hosts for the evening model Piya and Faruq. They aptly set the stage for the final show that marked the end of the two-day festival. The opening song was performed by popular singers Konal, Puja and Shovvota, followed by an entertaining dance routine portraying a bride dressing up for her Gaye Holud by Samina Husain Prema and her team Bhabna.
Sunsilk presented a video of some easy to do hairstyles. Prothom Alo's feature editor Sumona Sharmin, spoke to encourage people to do wedding shopping in Bangladesh, especially as wedding couture is now a major part of the local industry.
The main event of the evening, the fashion show, had the audiences watching in awe as the stage came alive with models walking the ramp looking resplendent in dazzling wedding attires. An exquisite wedding ensemble was showcased with each bride in a different look. The men were not far behind looking stately and debonair in plush sherwanis and elegant suits. The fashion show was a true testimony to the theme of the festival leaving all the invitees convinced that our country's designers are well equipped for creating wonderful wedding trousseaus.
The finale of the fashion show featured renowned designers Munira Emdad of Tangail Saree Kutir, Maya Rahman of Dressy Dale and Maheen Khan of Mayasir.
After the show, Nafees Anwar, head of personal care, Unilever Bangladesh Ltd, spoke, followed by Prothom Alo editor Motiur Rahman, who highlighted the wedding market of Bangladesh and its splendid growth. He also recounted that Bangladesh now has many successes under its belt and wished that we as a country keep striding forward in medical, education, politics and all other spheres.
The undisputed highlight of the show however was when our much-loved senior stars, namely Dilara Zaman, Shompa Reza, Sharmila Ahmed and Chitralekha Guha, walked the ramp, at which the hosts lightheartedly pointed out that any bridal festival is incomplete without 'Ma and Shashuri'! Finally, to the absolute delight of the guests, the evening's conclusion was star studded with stars like Nobel, Ferdous and Shuvo walking the ramp with Mim, Nabila, Bubli, Purnima, Mehzabin and Nipun. All of them traditionally attired, received much love and applause.