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Rang's Eid collection

Our main fashion culture develops around Eid. For this, we are looking for a wonderful dress for the occasion. But it's tough to select the right attire for the festive occasions.

So, Rang has arranged an Eid collection with choice, value, time and sober presentations of modern fashion. They introduce elegance along with tradition. This collection is available in all outlets of Rang from July 22. Customers can also get gift vouchers worth Tk.500 to Tk.5000.

A new name in saris: Andeem

For those of you sari lovers out there, your search for exclusive and exceptional saris ends here at Andeem, an initiative of three fashion-loving friends Eeman Ahmed, Emmy Naureen and Farha Deeba.

“I have always been very interested in fashion and I have always liked designing my own clothes. I have had this thing for saris, the garment that has basically described Bengali women for as far as long as I can remember. Since we love designing our clothes so much, we thought why not start something?” says Eeman at the launching exhibition of Andeem on the July 23. “The three of our combined names is what Andeem stands for”.

Andeem has started its journey with saris but, the creators have plans to include panjabis and a Bridal collection where lehengas will be available as well. This Eid they will be starting with kurtis and shalwar kameez sets.

In Andeem's collection you will come across party and formal saris. Nets, chiffons, katan and muslin saris are what Andeem is concentrating on for the moment. Colours both bright and subtle can be seen in their collection. Light blue muslin with silver ball motifs, grey muslin with golden balls, a fusion of mauve muslin and chiffon, a fusion of black muslin and chiffon, pastel green net with red thread motifs and a satin border, and the same in a black and red colour combo, red muslin with green katan anchol, white muslin with blue katan anchol are a few of the designs that you can avail from Andeem. The saris are priced between Tk.5000 and Tk.20000.

Along with saris you can also get clutches from Andeem to go with your dresses. Andeem has a collection of clutches in katan with different motifs on them, in satin and normal prints like polka dots and animal prints like leopard and cheetah spots. Clutches are available from Tk.700 to Tk.1500.

For the time being Andeem will be displaying their products at exhibitions only which they will be arranging on a regular basis. You can also choose their products online from their Facebook page and order.

So if you want to look different this wedding season, check out Andeem!

For more details write to andeemonline@gmail.com or call +88 01712288225, +88 01712106927 or +88 01727422511.

By Karishma Ameen


Kay Kraft

Fashion house Kay Kraft has, over the years, established a name for themselves with their exquisite designs and quality fabrics. Their forte is the wide assortment of designs that embellish the fabric, and thus create wearable art.

Kay Kraft's Eid Collection is truly something to look forward to and fashionistas of the city eagerly await the arrival of the Kay Kraft Eid Collection.

This Eid, they will display their new line of saris in an exhibition at the Drik Gallery from 29-31July, 2011 between 3pm to 8 pm.

Keeping the season in mind the attires have been made from comfortable deshi fabrics, which allow the skin to breathe.

The collection -- made up of the best saris from Tangail, Sirajganj, Manikganj and Chapainababganj -- has been adorned with tasteful designs that is just perfect for the festivity of Eid.


The Maharani Collection

Initially Jewellery was treated as a means of personal decoration but now it's treated as a statement of the wearers' eccentricity, a non-verbal approach of interaction and a reviving expression of one's persona. Keeping in mind all these distinctive roles, Outfit presents the “Maharani Collection” -- an exhibition and sale of exclusive jewellery to celebrate the coming of Eid.

In Asia, the Indian subcontinent has the longest continuous legacy of jewellery making, with a history of over 5,000 years. It depicts its inspiration from the art, wealth, and power of the Mughal Dynasty. This era is portrayed by the semi-precious stones bordered by the complete pattern-works. Mainly the handmade jewellery pieces in the collection are totally unique, hand-crafted by some of the finest jewellery artisans in India who spend 2-8 weeks to form a single intricate work.

This exclusive jewellery beholds painstaking and breath-taking creative features, and the application of only the premium rudiments makes the Maharani Collection desired amongst celebrities and red-carpet walkers all over the world.

The magnificence and radiance of the Mughal Empire appears throughout this display, which will showcase semiprecious jewellery, consisting of earrings and bangles plated in gold and encrusted with kundan, semi-precious stones and raw diamonds (polki). The jewellery is a compilation of designs by some of India's top designer houses such as Amrapali, Punita Trikkha and Rahul Popli.

Amrapali traces its origins to the year 1978, and is the only Indian jewellery designers to exhibit their collection in Fashion Weeks of Milan and New York. Amrapali's list of honoured clientele includes Her Majesty Ashi Wongchuk, Queen of Bhutan, Maharani Padmini Devi and Princess Diya of the Jaipur Royal Family. Internationally known families like Hermes, Corum, Porche, Barbie-Muller are also on their list.

Amrapali had the reputation of designing gifts presented to the former US president Bill Clinton on behalf of the Rajasthan Government.

Punita Trikkha's jewellery makes tangible the inspiration that exists in every breath of our life. Her diverse, passionate and astonishing designs make her Bollywood's ace jewellery designer. Traveling all over the world adds international and regional influences to her creations, while her individualistic traits contribute to the awfully modern styles.

The sparkling world of Gems and Jewellery has always fascinated her. Her creations are defined by nature reflecting and respecting its implicit gorgeousness. Her efforts are the channelisation of her enthusiasm for originality. Punita has been redecorating the world of glamour with costume jewellery that not only beautifies, but rather articulates by itself.

Contact: The Nest (Rooftop @ The 8), Road 2, House 24, Gulshan 1; 10am-6pm; 5 - 6 August, 2011; 9892458; facebook.com/MyOutfit

By Tanziral Dilshad Ditan


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