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Otobi's Kloset

Otobi has been a household name in town for years for their unique design, style and reputation. And now Otobi starts its new journey with Kloset - a new ensemble for lifestyle retailing that will provide a complete one stop solution. Kloset has started its journey with the launch of its fashion segment and is housing clothing and accessories for women and children from the local and global sphere. Kloset will soon be introducing its very own line of men's panjabis and clothing range for baby boys.

A treasure trove of saris, made locally and in India, Kloset has a magnificent collection of this traditional wear in a multitude of fabrics which include jamdani, katan, crepe and various silks. The jamdani is a symbolic zenith of Bangladeshi culture and heritage with its motif, colours and arduous labour, and Kloset brings out the best of our jamdani. The play has been primarily with motifs, where the flower and chemistry inspired Benjin designs have dominated the scene.

A blend of different silk filaments twisted together, the katan is the epitome of the Subcontinent's rich tradition and Kloset aims to bring it all back. The quality of the silk thread and the zari used on a katan are what adds to the sari's inherent elegance. Kloset has ensured the use of the very best of these materials on its katan line up.

The crisp and crimpy crepe is the feminine fabric this season. Crepe saris in vibrant colours, both one-tone and shaded, have been fabulously blended with traditional motifs. Kloset's crepe sari line-up ensures the highest fabric quality.

A material is yet to be found that matches the class and stature of silk. Soft and shimmery, a sari made of silk is a saree for any event. At Kloset it's all about rejuvenating the silk in muted colours using chain stitch and kolka prints as a way of balancing trend and tradition.

For those more comfortable in stylish shalwar suits, Kloset is boasting an extensive assortment of three pieces in a variety of designs. To complete the look Kloset is also displaying an array of shoes, bags and accessories. Colours, cuts and materials are what makes Kloset's collection. From comfortable cotton-stitched, semi-stitched and unstitched suits to dazzling Anarkalis, it's all here. A wide range of colour schemes have been incorporated to meet the diverse customer needs; from vibrant to mute, no colour is missing from Kloset's shelves.

The children's section is currently showcasing frocks, dresses, skirts, slacks and T-shirts for girls. A fun and vivid accessories collection, especially for children, has also been put in place to add a new dimension.

Among accessories, big bags are back and the return has been marked by an explosion of colours. Chic clutches too have stormed the scene and Kloset's bag collection has fused usability and durability with prevailing fashion trends. It's a paradise for shoe lovers, strappy heels to ballet flats, Kloset is all about the shoes. Shoes in a variety of materials and designs have been brought in to meet the tastes and preferences of a diverse clientele. Kloset has maintained its profile in bringing forth shoes and sandals of high quality that makes a statement. The footwear this season will flaunt a combination of both vivid and metallic hues in pumps, gladiators and flip-flops. Something for all occasions, Kloset's accessories collection consists of hair clips and bands in a host of shapes, sizes, colours and patterns. A wide selection of casual and party belts is also available in numerous hues and sizes to complete the get up.

Quality and vogue will be Kloset's vantage as it takes its first step to becoming the source for a comprehensive lifestyle blueprint. So all you stylish people out there, go to the Kolset to pick your choice.

By Tanziral Dilshad Ditan

Arannya's Eid Collection

As in the past, this Eid, Aranya's main emphasis is on natural dyes; developing and promoting new designs and colours. Two separate techniques have been used in creating an outstanding sari with natural dyed, block-printed kantha embroidery, which is a unique Aranya style. Cost of hand-woven saris in cotton, silk and crepe ranges from Tk 1700 to Tk 8000. Aranya Eid Collection also includes menswear, woman's casual wear as well as accessories. Contact: Aranya Crafts Ltd, 60/E Kemal Ataturk Avenue, Banani, Dhaka 1213, #9882542; e-mail: mail@aranya.com.bd; aranya.com.bd



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