THE FOUNDER- YASISURIE KIRIBANDARA
Yasisurie Kiribandara always had a passion for fashion since childhood when she experienced her parents many parties and how her mom dressed up for all the occassions and how the luxe ladies would dress up!
Although her dad was a Chartered Civil Engineer this passion resulted in her following her higher studies in Fashion Design at the esteemed college of Fashion in Sri Lanka “AOD”. Armed with her newly acquired knowledge she was head hunted by Brandix and went onto work in the garment export sector for 7 years with some of the top brands globally. Her final position was of a Merchandising Manager for a US based brand.
2014 – Launches her debut collection at Colombo Fashion Week named “Consciousness” and wins Gen Next award.
2014- Showcases in Aakasha charity fashion show.
2014- Interviewed on Good Morning Sri Lanka ( MTV), Derana TV, Channel Eye, Swarnavahini
2014- Press interviews on Daily Mirror, Sunday Times, Sunday Island, Hi Magazine and several other publications.
2014- Collaborates with CJS “Colombo Jewellery Stores” for a unique jewellery and fashion collection for CFW Resort
2014- Opens her atelier for readywear and custom couture orders
2014- Interviewed by Lilou Mace from Paris on conscious fashion design
2014- Creates her first bridal design for a US based customer.
2015 – Showcases with CFW for Spring and Resort Shows
2015- Showcases at a private show for WCIC
2015- Featured in Fashion magazine in India
2015- Retails on Modafirma online store in the US
2015- Cover story on Lanka Woman
2015- Cover story on Esteem Prime magazine
2015- Interviewed on Swarnavahini Fashion Programme and fashion segment.
2016- Showcases at The Designer Wedding Show for the first time and launches maiden bridal couture collection
2016- Represents Sri Lanka at The Global Entrepreneurship Summit in California USA and is the chosen single delegate from Sri Lanka for GES+100 ( special 100 delegates from the world) hosted by then President Obama. Stanford University
2016- Represents Sri Lanka at Alumni Ties regional seminar held in Kathmandu hosted by US Alumni Org.
2016- Creates a collection for 2 segments in the semi finals and finale fashion segment for Derana Miss Sri Lanka 2016
2016- Featured on several press interviews overseas. ( USA, UK)
2016- Launched website
2017- Finale judge at Chokolaate MDFD Fashion Competition
2017- Interviewed on Sunday Times Business Club
2018- Showcases finale collection of 25 sarees at Visakha Vidyalaya Centenary Celebrations. Visakha is Yasisurie’s Alma mater.
2018- Key Note speaker at Startup Weekend
2018- Launched her own Couture Fashion Traning School named "CFTCSL"
2018- Interviewed on Dirimaga
2019- Key note speaker and judge Startup Weekend Youth
2019- Panelist at Career Guidance Webinar for teachers at Visakha Vidyalaya
2020- Interviewed on Sunday Times Audio
2020- Costume Designer for Independent Movie “Vikaari” wins Best Short at Screamfest
2020- Several webinars on career guidance, fashion design and fashion business for Chokolaate
2020 – First readywear Bridal collection
2021- Mentor on Founder Institute Sri Lanka
2021 – Couture and readywear capsule collections
2021- Several webinars on career guidance, fashion design and fashion business for Chokolaate
2021- Fashion Design 101 workshop for Students of University of Kelaniya
2022 - Stockists & featured on Saarcbazaar.com