Popular online fashion house Banglargonji – Tee of Bengal, in collaboration with Ayub Bachchu Foundation, have jointly organised a two-day t-shirt fair and commemorative exhibition at the Safiuddin Shilpalay in the capital’s Dhanmondi.
The commemorative exhibition, titled ‘Harano Bikeler Golpe’ honouring the late rock legend Ayub Bachchu, was inaugurated by Ayub Bachchu Foundation founder and widow of the rock icon Ferdous Akhtar Chandana on Friday.
The exhibition is showcasing an exclusive glimpse of the late LRB founder-frontman Ayub Bachchu’s seven historic guitars, along with his exclusive memorabilia including t-shirts, his sunglass, hats and caps, and his wristwatch, from the AB family’s collections.
Trendsetting Bangladeshi fashion brand Banglargonji – Tee of Bengal is also showcasing its flagship event ‘Banglargonji Mela’s fifth edition alongside this commemorative tribute to Ayub Bachchu.
The inauguration ceremony of this two-day event on Friday was joined by LRB guitarist Abdullah Al Masud and Banglargonji CEO Mohammad Yearuzzamanand as the special guests, alongside fans of Ayub Bachchu from all walks of life.
“Ayub Bachchu dedicated his entire life to enthral his beloved fans, and this commemorative exhibition is also dedicated to them. We are displaying some of his exclusive memorabilia for the first time ever and personally, I am overwhelmed to see the response of his admirers, Ferdous Akhtar Chandana told UNB.
LRB guitarist Abdullah Al Masud said, “There hasn’t been a day since his death when we haven’t felt his physical absence. These guitars have histories of their own, and we are glad that the admirers and fans of our boss (Ayub Bachchu) are enjoying the opportunity to see these exclusive memorabilia.”
The other part of the event, the traditional ‘Banglargonji Mela,’ has returned to the t-shirt enthusiasts in the city for the fifth time. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the t-shirt fair could not take place in 2021.
Banglargonji – Tee of Bengal became a popular brand among youths due to its unique Bengali calligraphy and typography-based t-shirts, enlivening the social humour, puns and metaphors from the past to the present.
Banglargonji, Ayub Bachchu Foundation commemorate rock icon Ayub Bachchu with tribute exhibition
Regarding the collaboration, Banglargonji CEO Mohammad Yearuzzaman told UNB that the brand is proud to honour the legacy of the rock legend through the fifth edition of ‘Banglargonji Mela.’
“Since 2017, we have been organising this flagship event of our Banglargonji – Tee of Bengal, and we have previously collaborated with music legends including Fakir Alamgir who blessed our 2020 festival with his in-person attendance. We have launched collaborative t-shirts of iconic music legends including Azam Khan, Alam Khan and also the great Ayub Bachchu, to whom we are dedicating this festival this year in collaboration with the Ayub Bachchu Foundation,” he told UNB.
The event will continue on Saturday, from 11 am to 8 pm.
Source: United News of Bangladesh