The Permanent Delegation of Sri Lanka to UNESCO invited DENETH brand to exhibit and organized a fashion show of 2013 collection ‘kurunegala rive-gauche’ at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France.
The chief guests at the event was, Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of Sri Lanka to UNESCO, Professor Karunaratne Hangawatte, Assistant Director General for Culture at UNESO Mr.Franceso Bandarin, Mr. Jean-Yves Langlais Director General of Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris and Mme. Isabelle Quehe, President of the Association of Universal Love and Founder of the Salon Ethical Fashion Show in Paris.
The attendents at the event was delegates from the UNESCO, Ambassadors, member of France 3 Tv Channel and blog writers.
This autumn in DENETH participated 1st public pop-up store in Paris 10 with the ‘Lieu37’. looking forward for the summer now.
DENETH collection was also showed in ‘Chairurbaine’ festival in Chelle, Paris on 9th December 2012.
Presented 1st Autumn/Winter Accessories Collection of DENETH – ‘Sunshine in winter’, 100% hand stitched and crochet knitting technique. This is a collaboration with a textile designer Luciole Jaeghers. Tuesday 27th November 2012 at 19:30 – 20:00 in Cité Internationale des Arts – Paris.
1st Black & white dress created! It was hard not to touch the colors. A collaboration with French street artist ‘Kouka’ I created the dress ‘No Culture’. In the occation of celebration of ‘day of the deaths’ The artist Assosiation Paris organized the exhibition at ‘Gallery 59’ rue Rivoli. It was the 1st time I collaborated with the french artist and I really enjoyed.
Collaboration with musicians from Germany, Switzerland, Romania and Spain at Cité Internationale des Arts – Paris. I did costume design for the band ‘Contemporary Folk’ October 2012.
I was invited to show our brand through the ‘Universal Love’ brand Boutique stall at the ‘Ethical Fashion Show 2012’ Paris this September. It was again a great experience and sharing of knowledge and information. Ethical Fashion Show Paris Rocks!!
Currently reside in the ‘Cité Internationale der Arts’ Paris for 3 month arts residency program where I have been selected and invited by the Institut Française. In the process of creating new collection in Paris and DENETH 1st Autumn-Winter collection which will be a collaboration with 2 french artist. It’s great experiences to share, to show and to collaborate with many fields of artist from France as well as other nationalities from around the world in one city.
It has been three weeks I got back after the Europe Discovery. I’ve been under a dark cloud with my revers culture shock and limited freedom. somehow again ready to rock with my 2012 collection. so Excited and same time confused about a theme as I also want to show what I experienced in Paris. well guess its time to curl up in my small studio in Colombo to do some drawings and then back to regular path of taking the train back and forth to Kurunegala. Missing Baguette & walking down the streets in Paris!