The First Edition of The Bengal Fashion Expo 2017 Announced; Joint Effort of Apollo Hospitals and BCCI



Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata, and The Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry have collaborated to launch the first edition of the theme based fashion show The Bengal Fashion Expo 2017 (TBFE). The event is the brainchild of Dr Rupali Basu, President and CEO ER, Apollo Hospitals Group, India, and Director, The Bengal Fashion Expo.

A press meet was organized to announce this event which was attended by Sutanu Ghosh, Subhodip Ghosh and Dr Rupali Basu.


The event is based on the unique theme of ‘Walk the Winter in Cotton’, which aims to showcase the richness of cotton textile and how it can be used in winter. Cotton is an important fabric of Bengal and how it can be used innovatively in dresses will be showcased at the fashion event.

TBFE’s Walk the Winter in Cotton edition will be showcasing the latest creations of seven top designers of Kolkata. Shamlu Dudeja (quilt collection-layered kantha), Shabari Datta (working with cotton for the first time), Nandita Raja (prints and cotton jewelry), Agnimitra Paul (Cotton jackets with Madhubani painting), Sayantan Sarkar (Boho-Chic collection), Pranay Baidya (Jacket dress, Cotton muslin, Digital prints) and Abhishek Ray (International style with Indian soul) are the seven designers whose designs will be showcased. Showstoppers will be there in each segment of the fashion show.

Dr. Basu plans of organizing this event every year and to take it to much higher levels in the coming times.

The event will take place on 11th February from 5pm at Pala, ITC Sonar.

Priyanka Dutta

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