Fashion ‘Impossible’


Local textiles were at centre stage at the Impossible Collection of Fashion 2022 as prominent local designers came together to showcase their collections for a good cause: to support ageing silk weavers.

Bangladesh is an integral name in the global fashion industry. The country has received this fame due to its booming RMG industry and exports. Buyers of Bangladeshi garments and textile products include H&M, Walmart, Target, Zara, M&S, and many more retail giants. However, our homegrown fashion brands have yet to find their footing in the global landscape. Over the last few years, numerous local brands and stakeholders have tried innovative ways to break the glass ceiling.

The Fashion Design Council of Bangladesh (FDCB) aims to promote and develop the country’s homegrown production of textiles and other products that are part of our heritage and ensure their global recognition. FDCB aims to encourage and create a market for Bangladeshi products internationally and to set up a research centre that will archive traditional fashions, textiles and techniques. 

FCDB and the American Embassy Employees Association partnered to host a charity show featuring collections of several prominent designers to raise funds to support ageing silk weavers. The event, named The Impossible Collection of Fashion 2022 was held on Friday, the 4th of November at the American Club. The event was sponsored by Beximco, Revive, BMW, Red by Afroza Parveen, and Shera Digital.

Sanchita Smrity
Endeavours western patterns in traditional silk

Muna Nahida
Portrays minimalism in sustainability in a modern look fb/muna.nahida

Nawshin Khair
Presents capsule collection “Blue Mirror” emphasizing on Indigo.

Tasfia Ahmed
Brings “Aqua Bloom” a collection inspired by underwater bodies

Imam Hassan
Showing a collection inspired by Origami with asymmetric patterns

Tenzing Chakma
Named his collection “Hel Sobon” meaning green dreams in Chakma language

Kamrul Hasan Riad
Presents a collection consisting of patterns of squares and triangles

Sadia Rupa
Gives a collection inspired by the national parliament, calling it Louis I. Kahn Syndrome fb/sadiarupa20

Riffat Reza Raka
Shows a duck blue palette in the collection combining cotton, silk and muslin fabrics

Tanha Sheikh
Brought a resort wear collection inspired by the serenity of paddy fields

Ajijur Raihan
Brings masculine and feminine balance using Greek key patterns, styling after pop arts

Farah Diba
Brings “Restless Green” a range with contemporary & 90s combination

Rifat Rahman
Named his futuristic collection ‘promising tomorrow’

Rukhsana Esrar
Brings a collection inspired by the nature of silk moths & silk threads