Showcasing exquisite saris and glamorous salwar suits, Dhaka Fashion Week 2008 was inaugurated at the Gulshan Club on July 6, 2008. The event marks Dhaka's 400th anniversary celebration. Underlying theme of the first day was "Festivals and Culture of Dhaka." Pride Textiles and Farah Anjum Bari presented their prêt-à-porter, followed by a presentation of a bridal ensemble by Farzana Shakil. Segmented in four distinct flavours of the festivals of Dhaka, the "Celebration of Life" was a vibrant display in pastel hues and contrasting shades. The Fashion Week will continue till July 12, 2008. The event, organised by Tupa and Associates, was presented by Marico in association with The Daily Star.