Inspiration for this season’s collection
It stems from my resort collection which had a lot to do with nature.
Describe your mood board
Nudes, shades of blue and a few splashes of colour here and there… similar to the landscape
I didn’t have a muse for this collection
What is the primary trend in this collection?
Easy to wear casuals
The colours & fabrics that have inspired you?
Cottons and silks inspire me
Can you give us three ways to wear your collection?
What is unique about most of them is that they can be worn with flats or sandals as casuals or dressed up with pointy courts for a more smart evening look. Since my collection also includes a few separates they can be mixed and matched
Is there a special thought or message you are trying to communicate with the collection?
What special thought goes behind a seasonal collection?
What makes the Sri Lankan woman so stylish?
I believe that the stylish woman is the one who carves her own sense of style by putting stuff together thereby having an individual sense in fashion. And you do get a few of them.
Who is your style icon?
I love Victoria Beckham, not in the league of design, but as a woman with an individual sense of style and class.
In the local scene I like Annika Fernando, Yehali Sangakkara and Angeline Jolie. All three carry a different sense of style and refreshingly unique.
I think a scrubbed clean look for skin, with good hair, a little bit of lip stick and definitely defining eyes. A stylish pair of footwear and a minimalist approach to clothes, gives that excellent look.
Colombo Fashion Week unveils yet another sophisticated approach to fashion and design. Here’s bringing to you Colombo’s first and finest Design Trunk Show happening at the Galle Face Hotel Colombo from 29th-30th Nov 2014 4pm -4pm.
Giving a grand opportunity for designers to showcase and promote their talents directly to the retail sector. You will get the chance to meet and purchase from 10 of Sri Lanka’s best and upcoming designers.
SonaliDharmawardena, Yoland Aluwihare, U by Upeksha, ChariniSuriyage, Conscience for Land Rover, Ramona Oshini, Indi by Indeevari Yapa, Stefel by Peronie, Yasisurie and Aale by Radhika. They will be unveiling their seasonal collections and customers will be able to purchase them.
So come enjoy some good music with great company and walk away with a stylish purchase and your all set for the festive season!
Inspiration for this season’s collection Nature is what moves me the most & I have been inspired by people who explore it. They like a certain casual chic look that works on the beach or in spas, or even on adventure holidays. My collection brings all of this together to say, “Enjoy your travels, but also have the grace to honour nature.”
What is the primary trend in this collection? Casual elegance.
The colours & fabrics that have inspired you Cottons are definitely a big inspiration. I also love a lot of colour – warm, golden shades as well as more natural tones.
Can you give us three ways to wear your collection? The pieces can really be changed around with accessories quite easily. Jewellery can shift the tempo from casual to dressy. Flat shoes, or sandals keeps the look simple, or you can play it up with heels & a clutch.
What are the key elements of designing a resort collection? It has to be wearable & have a mix of pieces that are casual & very chic.
What makes the Sri Lankan woman so stylish? She likes to dress up, which is wonderful. I also see a lot of confidence in her, which adds individuality to her sense of style.