Fashion

Azim Uddula’s new line of autumn wear

The chiselled hunk of the Bangladeshi showbiz industry, Azim Uddula has been around the fashion block for quite some time in the South-Asian fashion scene. From working with top brands in Bangladesh to showing his finesse in designing, he has done it all. His own men's clothing line, called "AZ," has been raving throughout the streets of Dhaka. With his most anticipated Autumn collection ready to go, Azim Uddula shares a sneak peek for the next season and more with Star Lifestyle.

October 6, 2022
October 6, 2022

The troubled life of Donatella Versace: Fashion designer extraordinaire

In the news recently for her botched Botox and badly filled lips, Donna Donatella Versace is far more than just a ruined facial surgery. Behind the droopy eyes, undefined lips, deceptively smooth forehead and lifted brows is an indomitable force that serves as the creative mind at the fashion house, Versace.

October 3, 2022
October 3, 2022

Azim Uddula’s new line of autumn wear

The chiselled hunk of the Bangladeshi showbiz industry, Azim Uddula has been around the fashion block for quite some time in the South-Asian fashion scene. From working with top brands in Bangladesh to showing his finesse in designing, he has done it all. His own men's clothing line, called "AZ," has been raving throughout the streets of Dhaka. With his most anticipated Autumn collection ready to go, Azim Uddula shares a sneak peek for the next season and more with Star Lifestyle.

October 3, 2022
October 3, 2022

Stylish blouses: Full sleeve design ideas

What comes to your mind at the mention of the word, blouse? The image that conjures up may be of your granny’s staid, starched kind that was essentially a glorified jacket or your mother’s modest kind with a high neckline and straight and mid-length sleeves! In 2022 however, blouses have gotten a serious, much-needed makeover because let’s face it, they totally make or break a sari!

October 2, 2022
October 2, 2022

House of Ahmed welcomes the 2022 Wedding Season

House of Ahmed is all set to welcome this year’s “Dhaka wedding season” with exclusive bridal collection art pieces and festive wear. By putting their pristine designs as the core element in their collection, founders Tanzila Elma and Ahmed Tuhin Reza are ready to blast the doors off the wedding wear. Founded in 2019, House of Ahmed’s goal has always been promoting Bangladesh's hand-woven embroidery embedded in ethnic apparel artistry. They also brought the artisans under the limelight who have passed down the blessing of impeccable craftsmanship over generations and are responsible for the magic.

October 1, 2022
October 1, 2022

Re-defining maternity clothing in Dhaka: Mere completes 3 years

The brain child of Maisha Samiha and Jarin Tasnim Ona, Mere — a fashion brand that beautifully blends comfort with style for soon to be mothers, has recently turned 3. Started as a photographer, Maisha Samiha has worked with multiple expecting mothers during her photography days. This is when she realised that maternity clothes in our country still means a comfortable cotton piece of fabric. Realising the need, she and Jarin Tasnim Ona decided to make a change and bring a maternity brand to the expecting mothers that will make them feel beautiful as well as comfortable during this beautiful journey called motherhood.

September 29, 2022
September 29, 2022

Dhaka Kitsch: T-shirts inspired by rickshaw art

On Monday, 26 September, 2022 Dhaka Kitsch, a charity event supporting the non-profit organisation, Thrive, was held at the Edge Gallery Gulshan. Funded by Tasneem Sinha and Mahbub Mursalin, the event exhibited a collection of T-shirts, with rickshaw art inspired designs by artist and designer, Kuhu Plamondon. Chandana R Dewan, renowned designer and partner for the initiative, was by her side every step of the way, making the event a success.

September 28, 2022
September 28, 2022

Petite fashion: Tips and tricks

Petite fashion in Dhaka can be aptly termed as the shortest horror story ever, pun intended. Options are either not there or are very selectively available. As a result, a slight framed woman has to spend a lot of time and money either looking for trendy things in her size, or altering regular sized clothing to her desired length. Thankfully however, fashion experts have a handful of tips and tricks that can save the day and even steal the show, when used effectively.

September 27, 2022
September 27, 2022

What’s inside my handbag — Kate Moss

The supermodel recently divulged the contents of her handbag in her newest interview with British Vogue. From it, she pulled out a host of different paraphernalia, all of them essentials, at least to the lifestyle of a supermodel. Empty candy wrappers, grocery receipts, tangled earphones, and a forgotten tube of drugstore lipstick — these are some of the things one would find in their bag on any given day, right? Not Kate Moss. Her luxury sack contains a bottle of her favourite fragrance, and a skincare tool she calls her very own face gym, among other things!

September 25, 2022
September 25, 2022

Manipuri saris and Durga Puja

Fashion is something that anyone can buy, but style has to come from within, it’s how you fit into your skin. Come Durga puja, even the simplest lady glows in her own style, even with a tucked red hibiscus on the khopa or casual hair bun. And as if reciprocating with her joy, nature also decks up in her own style. Because with puja, the fire-dance and the alponas — the merry courting of the sharat clouds and the kash phool or Kans grass as it is called in English, ushers the goddess Durga. The goddess has chosen this romantic season to come down to earth from her heavenly abode, filling our hearts with hope, romance, and magic.

September 19, 2022
September 19, 2022

Importance of adaptive clothing in the world of fashion

Adaptive clothing makes getting dressed and staying in the garments easy for people with a diverse range of needs. The community for people with disability is very wide and therefore designers must prioritise comfort and convenience over almost anything else for this genre of clothing. Thanks to technology and assistance from members of their target market, inclusive designers are now able to not only make functional clothes for the wearer; but also help their personality shine through their clothes.