Clove to celebrate Sri Lankan design
Mumbai multi-brand boutique Clove will celebrate Sri Lankan fashion with a pop-up that will launch on June 14 and will shine the spotlight on eight up-and-coming designers from the country.
Clove’s founder and head, Samyukta Nair, has joined forces with PR Sri Lanka’s Annika Fernando to bring eight young Sri Lankan fashion and jewellery designers to Mumbai from Friday. The pop-up event will run for the rest of the month. For many of the designers, this will be their first ever India showcase.
The pop-up event, titled “Heart of Sri Lanka”, aims to capture the spirit of contemporary Sri Lankan fashion. KÛR by Kasuni Rathnasuriya will showcase its garments made from Sri Lankan Beeralu Lace that mix femininity with androgyny and Sonali Dharmawardena will showcase clothing featuring Batik prints.
Jewellery will be provided by Papillon du Thé by Saskia Fernando, a brand that works with craftspeople from across the Sri Lankan island. Anuk by Samaadhi Weerasinghe will showcase its latest capsule collection including its “No Waste” slip dress made in 100 percent silk and La Pard by Dinushi Pamanuwa will showcase resort-wear and lingerie.
Fernando’s own brand Maus will provide “classic everyday staples with a twist” according to the brand’s press release. Lois London by Radhika Perera-Hernandez and Cher by Chevonne will also bring their clothing lines to the event.
"Samyukta and I met in Colombo at PR just before Clove opened and have stayed in touch since,” said Fernando according to Clove’s press release. “Our time to collaborate couldn't be better. Sri Lanka was recently hit by a tragic terrorist attack... Bringing Sri Lankan design at this juncture and spreading our story with our Indian friends is an honour. To do it in a beautiful store like Clove, with a team like Samyukta's makes this a celebration."
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