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Silk saris you need before the year ends

Statement silk saris promise to take you back to the ‘60s and help mimic your favourite Bollywood heroine. Decades ago, this very silk sari conjured images of eye-catching young women from elite society but today, that image has somehow faded because of the scarcity of the authentic fabric and the existence of cheaper alternatives that actually look nothing close or exclusive as its predecessors.

January 23, 2023
January 23, 2023

The millennial revolution with the sari

Sari has been termed as one of the most feminine garments by many of the recognised designers of our time, from Maheen Khan to Chondona Dewan, and this very garment which has been worn by our grandmothers and our mothers could have naturally lost its charm with time, especially with the Gen Z. Surprisingly, quite the opposite happened! The beautiful garb has been re-interpreted by the new generation and has been re-energised enough to make a vigorous entry into the future of fashion and last a few more lifetimes.

December 5, 2022
December 5, 2022

Silk saris you need before the year ends

Statement silk saris promise to take you back to the ‘60s and help mimic your favourite Bollywood heroine. Decades ago, this very silk sari conjured images of eye-catching young women from elite society but today, that image has somehow faded because of the scarcity of the authentic fabric and the existence of cheaper alternatives that actually look nothing close or exclusive as its predecessors.

December 4, 2022
December 4, 2022

Nobo: A craft centre of excellence

Silmat Chisti of Nobo Dhaka, knows her way around the traditional weaves of Bangladesh. Jamdani, Silk, Tangail — you name it. She can continue a well-informed conversation for hours. After launching Nobo Dhaka in 2019 along with her friend, Mitia Saleh, the entrepreneur worked hard to source, produce and promote anything and everything that was a part of the heritage of Bangladesh. At least that was the primary thought behind initiating the brand. Part of the reason why she aims to make Nobo, an authentic traditional brand is to revive and restore the heritages of Bangladesh, ones that we are almost on the verge of losing.

November 19, 2022
November 19, 2022

Maheen Khan's tribute to the majestic silks of Bangladesh

Maheen Khan is a well-known innovator in Bangladesh's design sector. She has established a market for clothing with regionally distinctive patterns. A lot has been said and written about how she and FDBC have been struggling to ensure a place for slow fashion and take the prestigious weaves of Bangladesh to global heights. Her new collection ‘Majestic Silks of Bangladesh’ debut at the Gulshan Lake Park was no less an effort than that.

October 17, 2022
October 17, 2022

Breaking down the backless style

A little provocative, definitely bold, and sometimes even extravagant, the backless dress or blouse, offers a clever twist to any sort of regular styling. Imagine, a lady wearing a suit and suddenly, there is a backless twist to the attire that every person would now seem more interesting than ever. Saris are beautiful on their own, the wearer often plays with the blouse to make it even more attractive than usual. One can go sleeveless, add fluffs to the blouse, put on interesting necklines, or even go backless.

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.

August 8, 2022
August 8, 2022

Slay in sleeveless blouses

Wearing the national dress only on special occasions is a thing of the past. Women of today have rediscovered elegance and comfort in saris and have found their own ways to make it convenient for them. Jeans instead of traditional petticoats, sneakers, rather than heels, and most commonly and popularly, sleeveless blouses in place of traditional looks such as long sleeves, puffs, or three quarters. Here are 6 super funky ways you can don the sleeveless blouse and slay in it!

August 3, 2022
August 3, 2022

Azmeri Haque Badhan — an advocate for Bangladeshi saris and jewellery

Azmeri Haque Badhan, one of the most coveted actresses of the Bangladeshi silver screen, has made it a point to wear local saris and jewellery to most international events and promote the rich legacy and craftsmanship of the country to the global audience.

June 28, 2022
June 28, 2022

Romance of a sari: Draped in love, tradition, and nostalgia

A sari is one such timeless attire that has never been retired from the top of fashion trends. Growing up, we saw our older generation treasure their saris, and with time, learned to love this part of our tradition like no other. For us it is never just about the latest style. No, our saris hold core memories in them; each pleat tells a story. Handloom cotton and Jamdani, perhaps the most traditional of saris, have been passed down through generations.