Company: Individual Designer
Designer(s): Galle Mannakkarage Nilika Lakmini , Sri Lanka
Category: , Professional
User's Profile : User's Profile
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 the Designer/Company
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 â€śWomenâ€™s wear collection 2006 â€śthat 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 sideâ€™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 â€“ 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 womenâ€™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