Seminar on Bangladeshi Fashion Design in Tashkent. Bangladesh Embassy in Tashkent with the cooperation of UNESCO, organized a Seminar on Bangladeshi Fashion Design in the Embassy Chancery today.
The program was attended by the invited guests including the Spouses of the Ambassadors of Embassies in Tashkent, UN Agencies Representatives, local fashion designers, media and cultural activists, journalists and embassy officials. Ms. Bibi Russell, UNESCO Artist for Peace was the Chief Guest.
In the welcoming speech, H.E. Ambassador Mr. Mosud Mannan, ndc discussed about the purpose of organizing this seminar and noted importance of cultural collaboration between two countries in modern spheres like fashion, clothing and textile. He said that this seminar will help to many local fashion designers who are already established and for young starters to learn from Ms. Bibi Russell’s success history, and inspire them to seek new opportunities and creative ideas. He shared with audience short biography information of Ms. Bibi Russell.
In her speech, head of UNESCO office in Tashkent, Ms. Krista Pikkat mentioned about the importance of developing fashion and textile in Uzbekistan and thanked Ms. Bibi Russell for visiting again Uzbekistan. She said that Ms. Bibi Russell will also participate in a Festival of Traditional Textile “Atlas Bayrami” (Holiday of Atlas) in Margilan, Fergana on 10-12 September 2015. A short video screening of Ms. Bibi Russell’s Interview by Mr. Kelsey Timmerman (famous writer, author) was presented for the audience followed by the start of Seminar.
Ms. Bibi Russell started with sharing her story from the very beginning. She talked about her childhood, her life in Bangladesh. She has worked hard and become the first student from Bangladesh to study in London College of Fashion. She shared what inspired her to start modelling and then shift to fashion designing. Her speech was followed by slide show with her fashion collection at the background.
In the question-answer session, Ms. Russell welcomed everybody to ask questions. Mr. Alisher Ikromov, General Secretary of UNESCO in Tashkent and local Uzbek designers inspired by Ms. Russell’s speech asked many questions. The session was enriched with the vibrant participation of other cultural activists, journalists.
After the session, Ms. Russell showed the fashion and clothing items produced by Bibi Productions for the audience. Fabrics, scarf made of silk and cotton, jewelry, boxes and bags made with recycled materials grabbed a huge interest and attention of the audience. Guests were excited by the products made my Bibi Production.