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For Nikhut, the saris have been done in tie-dye, embroidery, sequins and hand paint among others, on silk, cotton, georgette and jamdani. Prices: Tk.550- 4950. The salwar kameez line has been divided in two categories: normal (Tk.590- 950) and exclusive (Tk.1050- 3890). The children's wear has been done in hand embroidery, screen print and stitches. As for the men's wear, the prices are as follows: panjabi: Tk.650- 5690, fatua: Tk.450- 690, shirts: Tk.300- 690, trousers: Tk.650- 1400. Contact: 9006775, 01199371072.

This Eid, Labonno has on offer salwar kameez done in appliqué, machine embroidery, block, sequins, etc. The women's wear in general, have been brought forward in bright colours, within the price range of Tk.950- 3500. The customers can either buy the ready-made salwar kameez with the dupatta as a set or choose the dupatta as per their wish. Hand embroidered women's fatua are also available within the range of Tk.350- 650. For the men, the panjabi have been created in the backdrop of deep blue, sea green, sky blue, maroon, red and pink, and cost Tk.550- 950. Screen print, block and embroidery have been used as the medium for saris done on motka silk, muslin, half silk and cotton, and cost Tk.950- 4250. Contact: 9142797.

From the very first day of Ramadan, Afreen's is putting out on display its Eid collection, and will be adding onto it as the month proceeds. The items and the prices are as follows: salwar kameez (cotton: Tk.750- 2500, silk and others: Tk.1500- 5500), saris (cotton: Tk.450- 1950, silk and others: Tk.1500- 8500), cotton and silk panjabi (Tk.350- 3500), fatua (Tk.280- 1250) and skirt-tops for children and the teenagers (Tk.850- 1600). Contact: Shop- 301/302 (2nd Floor), Metro Shopping Mall, Dhanmondi, Dhaka- 1207; 01711178111, 01819443811, 01911580083.

The youth brand Shonobaz has brought out t-shirts and fatua in twenty new designs, keeping the Eid in mind. Prices: t-shirts: Tk.150 and fatua: Tk.320. Contact: 86, Aziz Super Market (1st Floor), Shahbag; or, 12, Capital Market (2nd Floor), Dhanmondi; 01714105098.

Matrix Solutions
Matrix Solutions is going out and out this Eid with its collection. Apart from its gadget line that includes I-pods, I-shuffles and I-pod Video, clothing items are also on sale. The saris and salwar kameez can be found in silk and georgette with animal, floral and zigzag motifs. Alongside, there are heavier georgette saris with zardozi, stone and sequins work, and classic embroidered saris as well as Jaipur saris. Western outfits are also available for both men and women, titled “Casual and Sporty”- the line will include t-shirts, shirts, trousers, skirts, tops, etc. Matrix Solutions also sells cosmetics from international brands such as Davidoff, Kenzo, Loreal and Revlon. Also check out its line of jewellery made of local pearl, titled “Pearl from Matrix”. Contact: Nahar Green Summit, H-305, Rd-27, Dhanmondi; 0155636845, 01713044427.

INIFD's Eid bonanza in DRIK gallery

Inter National Institute of Fashion Design (INIFD) arranged an exuberant exhibition of young designers' fashion wear collection in DRIK Gallery, Dhanmondi from September 25th to 29th. Initiator of the event Ms.Sharmeen Hassan, Executive Director of INIFD, informed that they organize this sort of exhibition every year.

In fact, it was arranged to give a drive to their young students to realise their talent in work. It is also a form of market research, through which they are able to evaluate the ongoing local market demand for fabrics and design in the fashion scene. It is like a platform for them to show their work beforehand and to help them gain experience before they really come into commercial arena.

A total of 26 designers participated in the show, displaying a range of trendy work including salwar kameez, ladies and gents' fatua, short kurta, tops and skirts, exclusive saris, panjabi and shirt. Local fabrics like handloom cotton, local silk, Rajshahi muslin, Bexi cotton, Bexi voile and very few imported fabrics were used for the outfits. Other than the clothes, they offered household decorations mainly consisting of bedcovers and pottery showpieces.

The prominent actress Sara Zaker inaugurated the occasion. “It seems to me that young minds' creativity has been expressed here. Fabrics are exciting and it really stimulates the designers, I believe. In our days we didn't have such options to look trendy as you get to do now in abound. They are actually carrying out a kind of tradition in fashion arena by promoting young talents every year”, said Sara Zaker.

There was a special offer for those who really feel attracted to different fashion courses in INIFD- a 10% discount on spot admission throughout the exhibition. Contact: Inter National Institute of Fashion Design, 41, Kamal Ataturk Avenue, Banani, Dhaka-1213; 9893510, 9862341; info@nifd-bd.com; nifd-bd.com

By Md.Shamiul Haque (Rossi)

Celebrating Eid with Ayna

Clothes are taking a front seat, as always this Eid. While people are revelling in the festivities and running high on the shopping spree, stores have put out their displays for the customers to literally pounce on. With that in mind, Ayna can be an interesting option wehn it comes to your Eid shopping.

The designer house, Ayna, has brought out its Eid line, done in hand and machine embroidery, appliqué, block print and sequins. Prices: salwar kameez: Tk.950- 2700, ladies' fatua: Tk.350- 1000, sari (cotton and block print): Tk.450- 1200, and gent's fatua: Tk.350- 1000.

So make a point in swinging by the outlet and check out their designs and motifs. This will give you a fair idea of what you would need and want for the seasonal festivity.

Contact: Ayna, Anam Rangs Plaza, Satmasjid Road, Dhanmondi.

By Hasan Imam Shiplu


Reela's was officially launched in 2006. Founder, Nimla Ahmed Musa, has hosted many exhibitions in Dhaka, London, New York, Dubai and Pakistan. Their Eid collection this year brings vibrant colours, unique designs and exquisite hand embroidered outfits, specializing in traditional wedding outfits (priced at Tk 25,000-65,000), saris (Tk 4500-20,000), salwar kameez (Tk 1300-20,000) and men's wear that includes kurtas and sherwanis (at Tk 20,000-25,000). The collection also includes lots of silk, jamdani, chiffon and muslin. Reela's is also offering a 50% discount on their stock from the previous season, with prices starting from Tk 500 only. So be sure to check out Reela's boutique this Eid! Lane 22, House B1 39, New D.O.H.S., Mohakhali, Dhaka 1212; 8822066, 01711595965

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