Fashion & Styling

Coke Studio Bangla’s ‘Tati’ celebrates Bangladeshi weavers

If you are a devoted listener of Coke Studio Bangla, chances are you may not have missed its Season 3 opener, “Tati,” — a song that celebrates not just the music, but the very soul of Bangladeshi craftsmanship. Released under the creative direction of Shayan Chowdhury Arnob, the vocalists include Md Gonjer Ali, Oli Boy and the evergreen Jaya Ahsan.

From sarees to Boho: Taking up sartorial challenges this Pahela Baishakh

While there is hardly anything as symbolic as hues of red and white for Pahela Baishakh, this year we are excited for something new, something different!

Your Eid with a deshi twist

That blind obsession with the sartorial choices of Bollywood actresses and celebrities is a thing of the past; we have, at long last, come into our own.

Choosing timeless loose-fitting wear for Eid and beyond

In recent years, there has been a remarkable shift in fashion trends towards more inclusive and diverse styles, particularly when it comes to comfortable wear.

The thrill of thrift shopping

Thrift shopping — the latest buzzword in fashion — is not just about saving money or scoring a bargain; it’s about the eagerness to find a very lucrative fashion item.

Flower magic!

People have held a perennial fascination for flowers. While most do not see its allure beyond beauty and fragrance, some have been known to be inexorably drawn to these natural marvels despite their apparent lack of functionality. The question is, why?

Hair clips are back!

In the world of fashion, hair clips are staging a comeback. From understated elegance to extravagant flair, they offer limitless styling options. Read on for some of the hottest trends in hair accessories that inspire fresh looks this summer.

Kumudini Handicraft’s tribute to sustainability and women’s empowerment

On 8 March, 2024, the Kumudini Flash Fashion Show unfolded as a tribute to the power of tradition, craftsmanship, and women’s empowerment. Aligning with International Women's Day, this exclusive event not only showcased an exotic seasonal collection of fashion but also reinforced the ethos of Kumudini Handicrafts — symbolising care and empowerment, particularly for women.

Ethnic wear reimagined: Tanjena Mahbub's innovative vision for tribal textiles

These days, among the endless choices of Western wear, tribal fashion seems to have lost its appeal. But unlike others who mindlessly chase the latest trends, Tanjena Mahbub is an exception. An Associate Professor at the Shanto-Mariam University of Creative Technology in the Department of Fashion Design and Technology, Mahbub is determined to bring back the lost charm of ethnic wear.

February 5, 2024
February 5, 2024

Mastering the ABCs of bra sizing for comfort and confidence!

The quest for the perfect bra size — a journey many of us embark upon with high hopes — only to be met with confusion in the lingerie aisle. We are about to unravel the mystery of selecting the right bra size, ensuring you are not only supported but also embracing comfort and confidence in every curve.

February 5, 2024
February 5, 2024

Katan: Reimagined, reinvented!

In every culture around the world wedding attires are held in the highest of regards. Made from the most exquisite materials, with care and love a sari, or the bridal gown in the West is treated with utmost respect. Katan saris intended for brides are woven with gold zari or thread, rendering the garment fit for a queen!

February 5, 2024
February 5, 2024

Spring, fresh blooms, and fashion

After a long hiatus, it became almost necessary for me to return. Begging winter to be over, I found an interesting way to do it. Force yourself to wear colourful clothes and bring out the vibes of spring — forceful maybe, but it works. Let’s cut out the confusion and dive straight into the fashion perspective.

February 4, 2024
February 4, 2024

Precious stones, precious meanings: Discover the stories behind gemstones

People wear gemstones for many reasons. For many, they hold special meanings — from devotion, and trust, to commitment. It is considered extremely romantic to receive or gift someone a precious stone with a special meaning attached to it. Here are some familiar stones and what they represent.

January 30, 2024
January 30, 2024

Fashion hits and misses at Filmfare Awards 2024

Young or old, the Filmfare award has wooed almost every actor and actress who has graced the silver screen. As one of the most coveted awards-function annually, celebrities look forward to bringing their most fashionable selves to the red carpet. The year 2024 was no different.

January 29, 2024
January 29, 2024

Glitz and grace: The best ways to dress in your sequins

As a fashion statement, sequins are magnificent. The versatility and fun factor make them ideal for any glitzy evening or dance floor. Amazing as it is though, this glittery material may leave you confused as to how to wear or style it. If you want to make your sequin outfit look even better, we are here to help!

January 29, 2024
January 29, 2024

Embracing tradition: Katan saris for today's woman

Katan saris are pieces of art that not only serve as a style statement but also stand as testaments to our cultural legacy. Over the years, the designs of katan saris have evolved, blending traditional craftsmanship with contemporary aesthetics.

January 29, 2024
January 29, 2024

Bringing back the magic of local fabric with Zarin Rashid

Founded four years ago by the young visionary Zarin Rashid, Kino is a movement towards sustainable fashion with a touch of tradition and culture. Rashid, the creator and driving force, had a plan for a venture that would create beautiful clothing while staying true to its roots.

January 28, 2024
January 28, 2024

Velvet dreams: A guide to styling velvet outfits

An incredibly versatile fabric, velvet can be anything you want it to be. Velvet saris are magnificent for this season and beyond. An iconic creation, velvet saris embellished with zardozi work, crystals and cutdana work look stunning as eveningwear. Worn with a brocade blouse it’s the perfect outfit for those glittery weddings and parties.

January 27, 2024
January 27, 2024

Elevate your party look

When it comes to traditional occasions, the fashion scene for deshi girls often revolves around the same party-wear styles. However, there's a treasure trove of options waiting to be explored. Embracing the richness of our cultural heritage while infusing modern aesthetics can result in looks that are not only fun but also incredibly stylish.

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