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The Cotton Chronicles: Tale of the white gold

Mahmudul Hasan – a fashion designer and stylist has brought some revolutionary changes in the fashion industry. On a quiet afternoon, we indulged in a rendezvous to discuss his work and penchant for local fabrics such as cotton.

Mahmudul Hasan is not only a fashion guru in our country; rather his line of work has been widely applauded internationally as well. His work was portrayed in Islamabad Fashion Week 2013 and he is now currently invested n his own design studio, Amour, which was previously a work shop.

As a child, drawing has always been his forte. Ten years into the fashion industry, his specialty in designing has made him revered by the masses. He beamed with pride as he talked about cotton, his favourite fabric to work with. Bangladesh is a country rich in resources and talent where weavers are excellent in producing handloom cotton. Given the right support and training to the weavers, textile, and particularly clothing, industries will flourish.

As a fashion whiz, he perceived how people’s tastes are changing. Major parts of the populace want to get closer to nature. They have a better understanding of fashion that is founded from the unique strength of our local products and designs.  People now prefer clothing from local retail stores specially made from local materials. And, given how most fashion houses have evolved into creating their own signature styles, consumers no longer should opt for apparels from adjacent countries.

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