British Bangladesh Fashion Week
Debut British Bangladesh Fashion Week 2012 (BBFW) is going to happen on October 11-12 at the decadent 1930s art deco Grade 2 palace Troxy, East London.
An assortment of traditional, modern and fusion, designers will be exhibiting exclusive fashion lines including the amazing models who rose to stardom in the late 70s and early 80s.
One of those is Bibi Russell who will show her latest exquisite collection. Bibi Russell is a fashion designer and former international model from Bangladesh. Born in Chittagong, Bangladesh, she studied in London College of Fashion and earned a graduate degree in 1975. In the next five years, she worked as a model for different magazines including Vogue, Cosmopolitan and Harper's Bazaar. She also worked as a fashion model in fashion shows across the world until 1994, working with Yves Saint Laurent, Kenzo, Karl Lagerfeld and Giorgio Armani. Having returned to Bangladesh in 1994, Bibi opened Bibi Productions, her own fashion house, fusing indigenous Bengali cultural elements into her line. With assistance from UNESCO, she organized her first European fashion show in Paris in 1996. As of 2004, her company employed 35,000 weavers in rural Bangladesh. Her entrepreneurship has earned her many awards including an Honorary Fellowship of the London Art University and PURPLE Global Achievement Award. The Asiaweek magazine highlighted her as one of the 20 people to watch in the millennium.
"I am delighted to be supporting and taking part in the very first British Bangladesh Fashion Week – which is no doubt going to allow emerging designers an opportunity to raise their profiles...the specialty of my collection is that they are all hand-woven by villagers of Bangladesh. I very much look forward to showcasing these designs to a British audience." Bibi Russel said.
Fokrul Hoque, Founder and Chairman of BBFW expressed his sheer excitement and said, “The very first British Bangladesh Fashion Week is a platform for aspiring and renowned British Bangladeshi fashion designers to bring their creations to the forefront of the International fashion calendar. Not only is this a great opportunity for designer-makers to showcase an array of ethnic fashion to the mainstream fashion industry, but it also provides vital networking amongst key figures within the creative sector as a whole.”
On the tickets selling, Fokrul said that tickets are having sold quickly and it’s suggested to book shows tickets in advance to avoid disappointment. For further details www (dot) britishbangladeshfashionweek (dot) com.
He further said that he looks forward to celebrate BBFW successful grand happenings, and with warm coordination with The Asians as digital partner on BBFW board, the Bangla fashion scene seems to come across the millions of Brit Asians already.
He concluded that it’s not big; it’s going to be grand.