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.

TIMELINES

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-Launched YBrand

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

 

 

Watch Yasisurie's interview on Colombo Gazette in 2020

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Stockists and online partners

These are some of our online partners and stockists we work with

1.NJAL, UK - click here

2. SAARC Bazaar ( South Asian) - click here

3. Wedding Sri Lanka - click here

4.Ceylonwedding.lk - click here