Playing their part in empowering weavers of the country, fashion designers Tootli Rahman and Seema Hamid have showcased how traditional Banarasi could be recreated in contemporary, fashionable outfits.
The duo exhibited their new ideas and stunning designs at the 4th International Weavers Festival held on February 22, according to a press release.
While Tootli's designs infused celebrations and art with woven craft, upcoming designer Seema presented unique designs emphasising unlimited trendy uses of traditional materials.
Seema blended modern trends with the Mirpur Banarasi to make it more appealing and popular to the modern generation. Her designs made the audience realise that Banarasi can be used in many different contemporary outfits while also keeping its traditional grace intact.
Both designers hope to continue promoting and advocating traditional woven crafts nationally and internationally for years to come.
The materials used for the festival were the Bangladeshi khadi, silk, cotton, muslin, Mirpur Banarasi and Jamdani. Additionally, the show included painting impressions of famous artists Kanak Chanpa Chakma, Ekushey Padak recipient Artist Jamal Ahmed, folk art, PothChitro, rickshaw art, etc.
For the first time, Bridal Collections came forward with its unique presentation of new trends in Mirpur Banarasi attires at the event.
State Minister of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid presided over the event as its chief guest. State Minister of Information and Communication Technology Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak attended as the guest of honour, while the Deputy Head of Mission of Spain Emilia Celemin Redondo was present as the special guest.
The festival was organised by TS Events.