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An icon of the Bangladesh Fashion industry, Bibi Russell has single-handedly put Bangladesh on the global fashion map. Her commitment to the development and welfare of Bangladeshi weavers and support for the traditional crafts has been acclaimed world wide.

Bibi Russell graduated from the London College of Fashion and at her graduate show, was discovered by Harper’s Bazaar as a model. She became one of the most sought-after models of the 70’s and 80’s working with Chanel,Yves Saint Laurent,Valentino and Armani among others.

Bibi Russell has rediscovered the ancient craft of hand-weaving and helped the traditional handloom weavers gain international exposure and sustainable income.In 1995 she founded the company “Bibi Productions”. Her work provides a platform for over 35,000 weavers and artisans all over Bangladesh to utilize their talents. Bibi works with materials like cotton, khadi, silk, jamdani and jute. In the recent years, she has been experimenting with crochet in her designs. She does a spring-summer and fall-winter collection each year and exports to Europe and Scandinavia. Her collections – under the tag line ‘Fashion for Development and Positive Bangladesh’ promotes Bangladeshi fabrics and handicrafts for domestic and international markets. (more…)

"Google" saree

I was browsing the internet today and came upon one of my most fascinating fashion finds yet. Indian designer Satya Paul has designed a “Google” themed saree. The saree is part of his “POP ART” collection and the fabric is georgette with jacquard prints and embellished with beads and sequins. The saree features a web address (Satya Paul’s obviously) and search results.The ‘g’ in “Google” was replaced with an ‘o’ to spell “Oogle” possibly to avoid copyright issues.

Satya Paul’s refreshing take on fashion is evident through his innovative union of fashion and technology. I absolutely love this saree for its originality and not just because im an ardent fan of this designer. So for all you tech savvy fashionista’s out there, this saree is a fashion must-have.

Satya Paul’s clothing line is available in Dhaka at ‘Vasavi’ and ‘Etcetera Fashion Exclusives’. I have included the link for Satya Paul’s website where you can check out more details about his collections.