Comprised of a fashion show lasting a good hour, followed by an auction and then dinner, this was a fashion show like no other. A true spectacle, there was regional tribal dancing between each section of the catwalk showcase and live music to conclude by internationally acclaimed artists Rupankar and Pintu Ghosh, with the extravaganza broadcast live on Desh TV.British Council - were escorted past the cameras and to a table right in front of the catwalk, giving us some of the best seats in the house, so close to the runway that I could feel the heat of the lights. With a star host for the evening, there were several famous faces of Bangladeshi TV and Bollywood actresses, Paoli Dham, Locket Chatterjee, and Rituporna Sen to name but a few who took to the catwalk in aid of charity.
Agnimitra Paul, the mood was jovial with Dhaka’s elite out in full-force wearing their most beautiful clothes. The catwalk show itself was spectacular with rich colours and textures of soft cotton, georgette and Jamdani like I’ve never seen before, with models swathed in a diverse selection of hand-painted and hand-embroidered fabrics, worn in the form of the national dress, the sari.