Kolkata: Bedabati Roy and Sangeeta Kar are not quintessential Bengali housewives. Not deterred by the rigours of a competitive professional market, the co-founders of the Salt Lake-based fashion house Bong Collection, are here to make a statement.
What kick-started humbly in 2016, is now taking unprecedented heights as the two die-hard friends embark on a mission to go places. Be it for men or women, their designs have carved a niche and stand out in the crowd. Ethnic style combined with modernity gives their outfits that special touch to cast an imprint on our minds. Their products include – for women: sarees, kurtis, stoles, jute bags, jackets, skirts, designer blouses and others. Men too are spoilt for choice – cotton printed shirts, designer Punjabis, jackets and others.
“We are taking baby steps, but do not lack the perseverance to compete with the best in field,” they inform us. The social media is an important tool to spread their word and the two have plans afoot to participate in fashion shows and other events to showcase their designs. “We have already been part of several exhibitions and events. Apart from that we have our Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp Groups along with the YouTube channel to reach out to people,” they quip.
16 Aana Bangaliana – a food festival-cum musical soiree during the upcoming Durga Puja is on the cards to be preceded by a fashion show on October 2. There’s a lot more in the pipeline. Variety thy name is succes and we can expect plenty on this front from their side in the days to come.
We look forward to their successful sojourn in the world of fashion.