Tenzing Chakma’s Tribal Collection for Summer 2022

Tenzing Chakma’s new summer collection features designs inspired by the people of the Pangkhua community in Rangamati and the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh.

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Tenzing Chakma's new summer collection is now out and showcases inspiration from the people of the Pangkhua community in Rangamati and the Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh.

Tenzing Chakma’s new summer collection features designs inspired by the people of the Pangkhua community in Rangamati and the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh.

If you are a fashion enthusiast in Bangladesh, it is impossible that you do not know about Tenzing Chakma and his beautiful fashion designs. Bringing to the fore the unconventional clothing of the indigenous community, he plays with textures, colors and seeks to create pure magic on the fabric. From its material to its designs, everything is sourced locally and each collection exudes a fun, tribal charm, winning the hearts of style savants everywhere.

In his latest summer collection he chose to play with black and white checks and a simple white fabric, with patterns and designs inspired by the people of the Pangkhua community in Rangamati and the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh.

In his quest to make this collection a true summer vibe, he used cotton, instead of the more authentically hand-woven fabric used in the region. The collection is a fun mix of bell-sleeved and belted dresses, loose kaftans and puffy maxi sundresses, all of which can double as exciting beach wear.

Keeping scorching heat in mind, cool monochromatic colors help reflect heat and provide the wearer with much-needed respite from high temperatures. The pops of color on the sleeves and necklines are genuine Pangkhua patterns in bright colors, giving the outfits a verve and youthful allure.

Wooden bangles and braided jewelry complete the look, blocking out the tribal allure. In a way, each ensemble is a feast for the eyes and the practicality of the designs does not take away from the punch of the outfit.

Tenzing’s vision of bringing indigenous fashion to a fusional crossroads where modern men and women can wear the items and look as chic and comfortable as they would in ordinary outfits has proven to be the most successful for him.

“Not just locals, my collection will suit most Bengali faces, as well as foreigners. However, I try to use women from the Chakma community as role models to bring some uniqueness and freshness to the look. -book,” the creator said. .

From wanting to study fine arts and become a painter, Tenzing Chakma took her creative flair to a whole new level with indigenous fashion design. However, while he may be the master of his own craft, he shows his human side by not being able to choose a name for his own collection.

“I have so many things on my mind about my work, but when it comes to choosing a name, I’m absolutely unable to choose one in particular,” he said.

A dilemma of course, but with styles as daring as these, can one name really do the collection justice? We’ll let you decide!

Photo: Hill Valley Production

Models: Sumedha Chakma, Samudra Chakma, Bijeta Chakma, Anushka Chakma, Upama Chakma, Kochpana Chakma, Trijita Khisha, Gunjana Chakma

Wardrobe: Sozpodor by Tenzing