Fashion show for underprivileged children

Published: November 23, 2018 18:36:10 | Updated: December 04, 2018 14:34:57

Sandra Tabajara, wife of Brazilian Ambassador in Dhaka and one of the key organisers of fashion show 'Haute Couture', to be held at Le Meridien Dhaka on November 24, 2018. Photo: UNB

A fashion show will be held at hotel Le Meridien Dhaka on Saturday to raise funds for the underprivileged children in the country and promote new designers.

Brazilian Embassy in Dhaka, Spouses of Head of Missions (SHOM) and the Fashion Design Council of Bangladesh joined hands to host the fashion show, titled Haute Couture.

According to UNB, the spouses of heads of missions will be the models at the event.

Cosmos Group, REVIVE, Bashundhara Group, Mutual Trust Bank Limited, Dhaka Page3, Bay Developments Ltd, Bangladesh Heritage Crafts Foundation and Le Meridien Dhaka are the sponsors of the event while United News of Bangladesh (UNB) is the media partner.

Before the formal beginning of the fashion show, participants will enjoy a live music at the event where an American band will perform.

"Our expectation is to help the disabled, abandoned and disadvantaged children who need us and our help. We want to raise funds and touch their hearts," said Sandra Tabajara, wife of Brazilian Ambassador in Dhaka, ahead of the event.

Apart from raising funds for the disadvantaged children in Bangladesh, Tabajara said, they also want to promote the new and young designers of Bangladesh. "That's why we joined hands with them (Fashion Design Council)."

About live music at the fashion show, she said, "An American band will perform. I've another friend -- the drummer of the band -- from the Embassy of Sweden."

Tabajara said everything there will be in blue and white. "We've to wear either blue or white; or blue and white together. That's the idea of colour code."

She shared her idea with Maheen Khan, a well-known pioneer in the design industry of Bangladesh, and spouses of Ambassadors and High Commissioners who responded positively.

"We'll be the models. People will really have fun seeing us as models," she said.

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