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12:00 AM, December 18, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:06 AM, December 18, 2018

The tribal inspo

Fashion is inspired by time, season, diversity, and of course, culture. The blend between fashion and various cultures is nothing new.

Although, what is new is the turning of elements from cultures into unique trends and Tenzing Chakma's new line of Tribal Wear expresses exactly that. It creates a fusion of fashion and culture like never before; leaving us with inspiration and a new outlook into the broader sense of fashion.

To understand tribal fashion, we have to dive into the history of its origin. For a sustainable living, people of different tribes make their own fabric for everyday wear. The fabric is meant to be simple, comfortable, and long-lasting. From that, the simplicity has stayed, but the fabric got additions of different patterns over time. These patterns are nothing but a reflection of different ethnicities and their lifestyle in the simplest manner.

Up until this point, tribal-clothing was seen as a mere casual-wear. Afterwards, tribal-wear made an entrance into the contemporary; its uniqueness and comfortability being key contributors paving the way.

Since then tribal wear has made quite the splash on the global runways. It has inspired designers to mix fashion and culture, and create something admirable for generations to come. Now, tribal fashion is not restricted to using only the fabrics; fashion has incorporated tribal prints, draping styles, tribal ways of accessorising, and so on. Fascinating how tribal wears have changed from just being useful to making fashion statements over the course of time.

Tenzing Chakma, one of Bangladesh's most prolific designers, has successfully showcased tribal fashion, time and time again. He manages to create the perfect bridge between tribal elements and modern trends. His fine use of beautiful ethnic fabrics, simple yet sophisticated prints, and combining these with graceful draping as well as the perfect styling leaves us awestruck. His new line reminds us once again that fashion is not just about putting on what's trendy; it's about setting a new trend, combining traditions and making a statement.

Tenzing Chakma's new line leaves us with inspiration. It teaches us how we can achieve the runway look, while paying tribute to our hardworking ethnicities. It shows us how to style something out of our comfort zones, and still manage to be a stand-out. It redefines tribal-fashion, and inspires and encourages us to dress with creativity and passion. Whether you want to make a fashion statement or you are just looking for something comfortable to wear, this stand-out line will leave you astounded!


Photo: Sazzad Ibne Sayed

Model: Meghla, Efa

Wardrobe: Tenzing Chakma

Make-up & Hair: Noyon Ahamed & Niloy

Styling: Sonia Yeasmin Isha

Location: Mermaid Beach Resort, Cox’s Bazar

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