Company Individual Designer
DesignerGalle Mannakkarage Nilika Lakmini
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

Bohemian Haute couture Women’s wear collection Spring /Summer 12 I inspired by hippy culture in the united states during the mid-1960s. .Hippies are specific sub culture it‘s a combination of different religious, and they had specific lifestyle. “Miss Match “fabric combination of leather , hand loom fabrics , woven ,cotton .embroidered laces ,velvet .tie and dye fabrics , printed denim ,tweed fabrics … colour inspiration from North Indian Gujarat Tribal clothes , beautiful bright summer colours Indian traditional palm print “ Mehndi “ tattoo inspired embroideries and pints ..

About Designer

I graduated 2005 year followed a Fashion Design and Product development degree in University of Moratuwa Sri Lanka coordinated by London College of Fashion.UK . In year 2005 I won an Best Innovation Fashion Designer Award for my graduation “Women’s wear collection 2006 “that gave me a biggest chance to join Sri Lanka's largest apparel manufacturers Company as a fashion designer. Up to now I had gain lot of knowledge and experience through the company. Currently I am working as a Senior Designer position in MAS INTIMATES. In my job role I am involving by doing concept and technical and marketing areas of the fashion designing. I have been designing nearly 4 years for UK and USA costumers especially in Lingerie, sleepwear and sports wear side’s .When it comes to my job role there are some core responsibilities which I need to complete within below area keeping up to date with emerging fashion trends as well as general trends relating to fabrics, colours and shapes ,current fashion market research - In the market research basically looking at what are the best selling labels in USA and UK market in the relevant season and which colours & silhouette they use for the products, and retail prices. Finding the trends and new concepts by visiting international fairs and giving a presentations to the other designers in the company Planning and developing ranges – this part basically depend on customer requirement,. working with others in the design teams of the buying office to develop products to meet a brief/ Liaising closely with merchandisers, technical teams on an ongoing basis to ensure the item suits the customer, production ability, market and price points;/ Adapting existing designs for mass production /Understanding design from a technical perspective, this part and giving advises to pattern makers to get the right look of the product /Negotiating with International and local suppliers to sourcing, selecting and buying fabrics, trims, fastenings and embellishments .This will be brief of key responsibility I am holding in my senior designer position. My dream is to become a international famous fashion designer in future so for that I think I need to make lot of network with people in the international fashion industry all around the world as well as I want to learn how they are working as a fashion professionals in this field , how they become successful leaders in this sector .I think this competition will give a chance to meet the fashion professionals and leaders of the fashion sector so that is a excellent opportunity to develop a net work with fashion heroes in this world . Currently within my job role I am basically doing commercial base designs but I always have a talent to do my own innovation collection especially within women’s outerwear sector. International Design Award is the internationally famous, competition in the world which gives biggest opportunity for best innovators and creators. I was finding the knowledge every day to be a creative and professional fashion designer some day or other so it would be the biggest challenge for me to win an opportunity to become as a finalist to present my own innovative work for International Design Award competition behalf of my country.