A graduate of the Academy of Design (AOD) Senuri was honoured when one of her creations, a shirt in hot pink with tulle frills was chosen to be worn by Sonali Silva who graced the cover of the June edition of the Hi!! magazine. “This particular piece was done for my graduation collection which was called ‘Identity”. This was inspired by sarees fused with street style elements to create new perspectives of south Asian aesthetics” she says. Through her collection, Senuri wanted to showcase the beauty of South Asian women and culture because she felt that ‘our’ culture was either being misrepresented or not represented at all.”
Q What inspired the pieces they created?
he hot pink shirt with tulle frills was one of the pieces I did for my graduation collection ”Identity“, which was inspired by sarees fused with street style elements to create new perspectives of South Asian aesthetics.
Q Who is your muse?
South Asian women, I wanted to represent my culture from which I am getting inspiration everyday.
Q What is your design ethos?
The garment takes references from 60’s structured clothing details mix with street-style elements.
Q What are your sustainability credentials?
The fabrics are sourced locally from factory wastage from Pamunuwa and are hand-dyed and stitched by hand.
Q How has your feminine identity been portrayed through this collection?
Through my collection, I wanted to showcase the beauty of South Asian women and culture because I felt that our culture was either being misrepresented or not represented at all. I am thankful that I got this opportunity to spread my message through my work.