We have just finished show casing our new collection at the Colombo Fashion week 2013. ‘Kurunegala Rive-Gauche’. Super Model Perin Fernando wore our final showstopper piece which was 100% hand made with ‘Cheetha’ recycled cut of pieces. This dress took 2 & 1/2 weeks to finish. It was just made for her, perfectly fitted and showed the real value of the dress. She was the best person to carry it and we are so proud to present a dress made with Sri Lankan traditional ‘Cheetha’ textile on a Sri Lankan super model. Thank you so much Perin!
We met the designer/founder Nish from ‘SuitSupply’, USA at the workshop organized by British Council during the CFW 2013. We liked his spirit and energy! it was great to discover Nish!
Colombo Fashion Week 2012 was an interesting experience. Participating first time with many other Sri Lankan fashion designers, Learning and finding the difference of DENETH brand. It encouraged me to work harder. On the 3rd day at the CFW I won the award ‘Generation Next’ after competing with six other designers. I had no clue that we have been judged. It was a surprise and full of happiness to receive the award from Agatha Ruiz de la Prada from Spain.
This collection was inspired by Beatles Songs and My mom’s 20’s life style. I found the perfect colours ‘cheetha’ and perfect models, Anithra and Ravi, to do the photo shoot. big thanks goes to my dear CoCA friends Suda Sanmugaraja and Lekha Edirisinger for the amazing photographs! the collection is available at ‘Melache’ – Duplication Road, Colombo 04, Sri Lanka.
Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of Sri Lanka to UNESCO – Professor Karunaratne Hangawatte, 2014
Assistant Director General for Culture at UNESCO – Mr. Franceso Bandarin 2014
President of the Association of Universal Love and Founder of the Salon Ethical Fashion Show in Paris – Mrs. Isabelle Quehe, 2014
Director General of Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris – Mr. Jean-Yves Langlais 2014
DENETH collection was also showed in ‘Chairurbaine’ festival in Chelle, Paris on 9th December 2012.
Collaboration with musicians from Germany, Switzerland, Romania and Spain at Cité Internationale des Arts – Paris. I did costume design for the band ‘Contemporary Folk’ October 2012.
I was invited to show our brand through the ‘Universal Love’ brand Boutique stall at the ‘Ethical Fashion Show 2012’ Paris this September. It was again a great experience and sharing of knowledge and information. Ethical Fashion Show Paris Rocks!!
Currently reside in the ‘Cité Internationale der Arts’ Paris for three months arts residency program. I have been selected and invited by the Institut Française and Campus France. In the process of creating new collection in Paris and DENETH 1st Autumn-Winter collection which will be a collaboration with two French artist. It’s great experiences to share, to show and to collaborate with many fields of artist from France as well as other nationalities from around the world in one city.
Visit dENETH – flower power at the Ethical Fashion show – Paris 2011 – The Carrousel de Louvre. 1st – 4th September 2011. Fashion show – public – 4th September at 4:00pm. www.ethicalfashionshow.com
HaPpY mArKeT – Madrid. We got Agueda Alvargonzález, communication of ‘Agatha Ruiz de la Prada’ attending at the event as a especial guest. The next day I was invited to visit the head office and the workshop of Agatha Ruiz de la Prada in Madrid, Spain. This was a great highlight. I was thrilled and honoured for this opportunity. It was amazing to see so much beautiful people with open heart welcomed me and show me where everything happens. It was located in a beautiful old building. when I entered it was like entering on to the rainbow. full of colours, each different colours on the walls, floor and the roof! Everyone had a smile on their face at work! great energy and full power environment. I gifted her banyan bangles and pair of ‘milky way’ earing from our collection. I felt like one of her ‘hearts’ on the wall!