British Bangladesh Fashion Council (BBFC) was recently commissioned by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, to plan, organise and deliver a catwalk show on the main stage of the Boishaki Mela that took place on Sunday 31st July 2016 at Weavers Field, Bethnal Green in East London. The Boishaki Mela is attended by over 100,000 people from all across the UK and Europe and the event is broadcast to millions across the UK and beyond on satellite TV.
We were honoured to be asked to host the ONLY fashion show of the Boishaki Mela which represented creative Bangladeshi talent, and were delighted to have Nadia Ali from BBC Asian Network as our presenter. We were privileged to work with a local and talented British Bangladeshi Fashion designer: Ms Rukia Ullah.
Rukia graduated from the London College of Communications (UAL) and her expertise is in print & pattern design as well as being askilled fashion designer. She has used design and fashion to explore the colourful cultural roots of Bangladesh and her exclusive and unique collections are inspired from Bangladesh and its rich and diverse cultural heritage.
Rukia’s collection that she showcased at the Boishaki Mela is inspired by the vibrant colours and appliqué style patterns found on the rickshaws and street signages in the streets of the Bangladeshi capital city, Dhaka.
Let the pictures speak for themselves…..