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TRESemmé Khadi 'The Future Fabric Show', 2017

The Fashion Design Council of Bangladesh is bringing back one of the most anticipated fashion events of the year -- FDCB Presents TRESemmé Khadi 'The Future Fabric Show 2017. The council teams up to breathe new life into fashion, mothered by the technique of khadi, a fabric that is an essential part of the Bangladeshi textile heritage. The team of designers is excited to showcase the various ways of intertwining our rich history with modern developments. 

Maheen Khan, president of the Fashion Design Council, sincerely acknowledges the importance of enriching lives through modernity. “The designers are committed to make you want to wear khadi clothes again, empowering the people behind the handiwork.” 

She believes that conscious measures to preserve our culture through khadi will enrich the lives of the core Bangladeshis, thrusting the nation towards progress. 

This year's ceremony is divided in two segments— the two-day Fashion Show on November 3-4 at International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB), followed by the two-day Khadi Exhibition on 10-11 November at Gulshan Gardenia Convention Centre. 

On 3 November, the gala event opened with an unexpected act — a dance drama choreographed to highlight the glory of khadi. The dance act continued in between the designers' cues seamlessly. 

As promised, the show accentuated priority to our heritage, and the need to take environment friendly measures to preserve our beautiful culture. The FDCB truly put up a show that emphasised the need to create conscious designs inspired by our past that would be sustainable for the future.

Another distinguishable feature of the show was the experimentations with the blouses — everyone gave a new face to the traditional blouse with ruffles, fringes and long frock-sleeves with intricate designs. This has definitely set a foot print of the start of something new in our traditional wear, and expect these novel designs to go viral. 

The FDCB Presents TRESemmé Khadi 'The Future Fabric Show 2017' comprises both local and international designers, who have collaborated to achieve the same goal of revitalising khadi.

The panel of esteemed Bangladeshi participants for the two day show include Maheen Khan, Sarah Karim, Kuhu, EmdadHaque, Chandana Dewan, ShaibalSaha, BiplobSaha, LipiKhandaker, Maria Islam, Farah Anjum Bari, Shahrukh Amin, NawshinKhair, Tenzing Chakma, AfsanaFerdousi, Raka, Faiza Ahmed, Rima, Farah Diba, and Rupo Shams. 

The international panel include Rasna Shrestha (Nepal), Jacqueline Fong (Malaysia), NelunHarasgama (Sri Lanka), ChimmiChoden (Bhutan), SukeejitDangchai (Thailand), Himanshu Shani (India), and Soumitra Mondal (India). 

Paraphrasing the dictum, “the evening shows the day” one can one can only expect the second round to be just as amazing. But more on that, next week.

Photo: Tutul Nesar

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