• All Silk Yards of the Benarasi – Call for Designers

    *Call for Designers*




    1st PRIZE
    2 winners will be the designers for the year 2013 and be design ambassador for All Silk Yards of the Benarasi.

    Runner up prize
    participation in the catwalk for February 2013 show, provision of material (Silk) to produce collection, guidance and support to produce.

    Continuing the ‘innovating tradition’ concept, Paraa, as part of ‘All Silk Yards of the Benarasi’ is putting forward a call for designers to respond to the theme of ‘Urban Couture | City Dweller’. A detailed design brief is below, please read through carefully, and if you would like to participate, and qualify, then use the template below as guidance.

    Design Brief

    Template for Designers

    All the best in your creative endeavours – if there are any queries regarding the brief or requirements, please contact ruhulabdin@paraa.org.uk, below is a link to the first event we held in November 2011.

     PREVIOUS SHOW FILM By Enamul Hoque

    This is part of Paraa’s first project to develop a library and training space in Mohammadpur, Dhaka for the Urdu-speaking community. They share a rich history with the Benarasi Silk weaving, and we are working with them to develop an enterprise that will embody both the rich heritage that exists as well as contribute towards their education and learning.

    Click on the links below to open a PDF version of the design brief and template.  If either of the links do not work or you require a different format, drop us an email info@paraa.org.uk



    FridayOctober 26th 2012

    Announcement of Winning participants:

    November  2nd 2012