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Banglar Mela



Celebrating Boishakh in style


Fashion houses in Dhaka are all dressed up to celebrate Boishakh. Those of you getting ready to join the festive mood in style, check out the display of dazzling assortments.

Boishakh at Bibiana
Fashion gallery Bibiana has arranged Boishakhi mela with sari, shalwar-kamiz, fatua and panjabi. Black and white in light fabrics cotton and voile with tie-dye, block print, and hand paint form their chosen mixture this year. Check out their exquisite brass copper and terracotta ornaments. With accessories like bindia, handmade bags on the line, it's a complete package. The mela is open everyday from April 5 to 14 from 10am in the morning till 9pm at night. Special attraction this year is the Baul night on April 13 from 7pm till 9. Bibiana is situated at house no 6, road no 5, Dhanmondi

All that is deshi always inspires Probartana's line up. Their Boishakhi collection is no different. In their sari section, check out for Gamcha sari. These are absolutely a great buy. They've been promoting the taat industry since their take-off. They are still going on with the effort and that is why their line up is full of taat saris. One will also find silk and half silk in this collection. Probartana is situated at 2/8, Sir Syed Road, Mohammadpur.

Boishakhi Rong
Starting from April 1, Rong will display their line up till the 14th. The collection titled "Boishakher Rong" highlights pastoral motifs with block print, tie-dye, cutwork, screen print and hand stitch in pahari silk, soft silk, raw silk, and cotton saris. To grab one of their fabulous items visit their outlets at Sunrise Plaza, block A, Lalmatia, Twin Tower Concord Shopping Complex at Shantinagar and at Shantona Market, Chashara, Naryanganj.


Designer Nadira Azad's Shatabdi, situated at Ambala complex, house no 39, road no 2, Dhanmoni is in the festive mood too. Shatabdi's line up is embellished with the traditional Boishakhi colours red and white. A blend of green and yellow is also there.

Kay Kraft
Kay Kraft joined the Boishakhi mela on April 1. Their collection includes a


mixed bag of saris with jari paar, ikkot, booti, block print, tie-dye and hand stitch, kamiz in brick red, orange, maroon, and yellow shades. Also with panjabi in cotton and silk, short kurta and t-shirts. They've jazzed up the mela with the arrangement of delicious deshi munchies this year. Situated at Baily Road, Anam Rangs Plaza, Kemal Ataturk Avenue, Rifles Square and Sobhanbag their display will continue till April 14.

Banglar Mela
Banglar Mela adorned their outlet with Boishakhi festival colours, featuring red, orange, yellow, green and more. They have saris with block, spray, glasswork, sequins and kantha stitch. In men's collection they have something exclusive to offer this year. They've tried out panjabis and short kurtas with innovative necklines, collars and sleeves. Fatua collection features bright colours like red, orange and also fatuas in black and whites with brush paint or tie-dye.

The Boishakhi collection is available in all their outlets at Banani 11, Shukrabad and Mirpur 2. Other than shopping if you are in the mood for more, visit their Banani 11 outlet from April 11 to 13 and join the Mehendi festival.

Let the kids join the jovial mood too. Dress up your little angel on the day and have a family outing. Nandan, specialised on kid's outfit has also joined the bandwagon this year. They've brought out red and white Bashakhi line up for toddlers and kids above. Visit their outlet at Orchid Plaza and Anam Rangs Plaza in Dhanmondi.

By Shahnaz Parveen



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