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Sri Lankan eco-lingerie designer Charini Suriyage discusses her budding brand Charini, lost heritage crafts, well-being, Issey Miyake...and the exciting next step ahead!
Written by Maria Papadimitriou
Charini S/S 2012 by Mitika Chohan
The luxurious, handcrafted eco-lingerie brand Charini was launched during Colombo Fashion Week in 2009 - since then designer Charini Suriyage has caught the attention of the fashion industry and gone on to win the first ever Ethical Fashion Award for Lingerie at the Sri Lanka Design Festival in 2010. She is also the first Sri Lankan to take part in London Fashion Week, showing her S/S 2012 collection at Estethica last September - shown here. I caught up with her to talk about the ethos behind the brand, lost crafts, inspirations and her upcoming A/W 2012 collection.