The three-day event showcased the talent and panache Bangladesh’s wedding industry has to offer
The Bangladesh Wedding Couture Week 2022 (BWCW), presented by TRESemmé, and driven by Mercedes-Benz, was held from the 6th to the 8th of October. The event was co-sponsored by Rupayan City, Penthouse Living, F45 Banani, Ananta Terraces, Berger, Este, City Bank and Kawsar Chowdhury. The events were made possible through event partner Shahjahan Wedding Planner & Event Management, Privé by Nahila Hedayet and La’belle Beauty Salon as makeover partners, as well as K. Nasif Photography and Snapshot as photography partners, to name a few.
Each of the three days of BWCW had outfits and jewellery for three significant days of a Bangladeshi wedding, the holud, wedding and reception. Three of the country’s prominent designer brands, Zurhem, Sarah Karim Couture and Sahar Rahman Couture, showcased their wedding collections, and the jewellery partner of the show was Jarwa House.
All three boast high-quality and unique designs. Many A-list guests and celebrities were present at the event, including Enrico Nunziata, the Italian Ambassador to Bangladesh, who took to the stage multiple times.
The first day, the Holud, featured sophisticated attires with a pop of colour. The second day featured wedding day outfits and colour schemes centred around the traditional bridal colours of red, golden, magenta, and white, paired with classic gold jewellery. The Groom’s Collection by Zurhem showcased regal outfits with Izardozi embroidery and elegant embellishments with gold work on black, white, blue and pastels. The final day was reception themed and had much more experimentation with colours and styles.
Sahar Rahman’s collection mainly featured pastels, while Sarah Karim showcased deeper and bolder colours. Zurhem showcased its most exclusive suits with variations of black and white, geometric lines and patterns of gold and silver. Unlike the previous two days, where the jewellery focused on gold, Jarwa House featured diamonds, multicoloured rubies and emeralds on the third day.
The Bangladesh Wedding Couture Week has taken a step towards revolutionising the Bangladeshi wedding industry. If nothing else, the event has proven that our country can produce wedding wear that is at a global standard.