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12:00 AM, June 04, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, June 04, 2018

Louder, Bolder, Better, Grander with Zurhem

It is mostly in times of festivities that we tilt towards our traditional wear; 'Mahrajan', derived from the Arabic meaning 'festivities,' best describes our desire and love for our roots and ethnic wear.

After conquering last Eid with his exclusive Mahrajan collection, Mehruz Munir is back with a mix of Eastern European and modern classic in his newest additions to Zurhem's regal Mahrajan collection.

“I was visiting The State Opera in Vienna when the costumes of the performers and the interior of the magnificent structure left me in awe, zapping me to the 18th century,” recalls Munir. “Then and there, I had decided to incorporate the grandeur of the opera in this year's Mahrajan collection.”

Unlike the previous year's collection which was very minimalist and took inspiration from the urban life of Dhaka, this year's Mahrajan collection amps up the tempo for a bolder, louder and edgier look. In the words of the fashionista who has explored with patterns in the pieces to a very large extent, this year's collection is “Maximalistic.”

The 20 uniquely designed panjabis are crafted to perfection using leather, silk, wool, velvet, cotton and even georgette. As we plunge deeper into the summer heat, Mehruz has made sure that the fabrics are breathable, and has skipped any interlining in his Nehru suits and vests to add that extra bit of ventilation and comfort this Eid.

“I have crafted my collection keeping in mind what I would wear and what my friends would wear,” emphasised the style Guru. This 18th century inspired ethnic wear has an edge of modernity, forming a merger of vintage sartorial elegance and a dash of chutzpah. It's for the man who is willing to take the risk and stand out from the crowd with the will and confidence of carrying it with aplomb.

His panjabis and Nehru suits are made in only 3-5 pieces per design while his handcrafted sherwanis are bespoke, just the 1 piece per design. A lot of focus on embellishments and intricate Zardozi work has been made with regards to the previous year's collection, taking up months to craft, testifying of the grandness of the collection.

The panjabis come in the range of Tk 5,000 to Tk 25,000 while the waistcoats start from Tk 20,000 and go all the way up to Tk 80,000. On the other hand, the Nehru suits, which consist of a jacket and a trouser, will cost you Tk 35,000 to Tk 1,10,000. Lastly, the beautifully tailored sherwani is priced at an eye-watering Tk 4 Lakh.

Mark the upcoming Friday, 1 June in your calendar, for the Mahrajan collection is back with its stylish and unique panjabis, Nehru suits and vests and Sherwanis. Zurhem has left no stones unturned to make sure that you look your very best this Eid.

Drop by at Zurhem, 5th Floor, House 13/1, Road 12, Baridhara, Dhaka to own your Mahrajan now.


By Ali Sakhi Khan

Photo: Shahrear Kabir Heemel

Model: Orko

Wardrobe: Mahrajan by Zurhem

Styling: Sonia Yeasmin Isha

Location: Le Meridien

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