Saturday, October 13, 2012

Maheen Khan to Present "Preserving Heritage Textiles and Craft in Contemporary Bangladesh Fashion"


Maheen Khan is a well-known pioneer in the Bangladesh design industry, having created the market for prêt-a-porter garments featuring local traditional designs. She founded and is the managing director of Mayasir Limited, a fashion house whose innovative designs reflect contemporary interpretations of indigenous Bangladeshi style. Ms. Khan's goal is to put Bangladesh's rich heritage on the global fashion map, while providing support to over 3,000 rural artisans working in textiles, jewelry, and other fashion accessories. She also writes a regular column on design and heritage crafts for the Daily Star Bangladesh, and is the founding chair of Arts Council Dhaka, which advocates for and promotes long neglected Bengal art. While on fellowship, she will examine heritage textiles, study folk arts promotion and related social enterprises, meet with fashion designers, and visit museums and galleries featuring Central and South Asian Collections and Native American Arts. She is currently a 2012 Eisenhower Fellow.

On Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th professionals from the fashion industry, libraries, archives, academic institutions, publishers, and museums will gather at LIM College for Fashion: Now & Then, a conference on the past, present, and future uses of fashion information that will consist of lectures and panel discussions.

Read more about the Fashion: Now & Then conference.

Registration is closed at this time. If you would like to be placed on the wait list, please contact Lisa Ryan at library@limcollege.edu

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