Senake promotes Lankan identity

With Zanita Careem

Sri lankan designer choreographer, Senake de Silva’s creations have already graced the catwalks in Oman, Abu Dhabi, Rome, Brussels and Amsterdam. His creations give a glimpse of Sri lanka’s multi, ethnic culture through colour, texture and design.

Senake’s collection is purely Sri lankan because he uses only local fabrics such as batiks, handlooms crochet and beeralu lace, hand painted fabrics and traditional embroidery.

His main aim is to promote local handloom fabrics and create designs to make them highly fashionable garments. We should have our own identity without aping the West, said Senake.

He has succeeded in accentuating designs inspired by old traditional dance costumes, colours of the earth, and wild prints.

These creations were showcased at the Colombo fashion weekend.

via … The Sunday Island

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