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Singapore’s Stylemart to hold fashion show in Colombo

A model displays a creation   PIC: Vipula Amarasinghe
A model displays a creation PIC: Vipula Amarasinghe

Threads of Time, a fashion extravaganza that will see the best of Eastern and Western couture on the ramp via a spectacular fashion show, will be staged by Anita Dorai, presenter and Kavita Thulasidas, designer and owner of Stylemart, Singapore on September 2 at the Hilton Hotel.

“Threads of Time will bring the best of Western and Eastern chic in a collection of exquisite designer wear that is wearable and of course affordable,” said Doarai speaking at the media briefing held in connection with the show.

Designer, Singaporean Thulasidas who is of Indian origin and is the Creative and Managing Director of Stylemart Bridal Collection Pte Ltd since 1999, was also present.

She gave all present a sneak peak of her couture designs having brought down a few selected outfits to showcase at the media briefing, will have over 80 outfits on the ramp on September 2.

The show is being presented by Anita Dorai, also a Singaporean of Indian origin who has long been an ardent fashionist and a lover of all things beautiful. Anita who now calls Sri Lanka home, has plans to stage many fashion and other spectacular productions on a regular basis in Sri Lanka.

Designer Kavita staged her first fashion show in 1992 and formally took over the management reins of Stylemart Dept Store Pte Ltd in 1999. It is the third generation entity. At the helm of Stylemart, she trained her new staff personally and she created a new shopping ambience with an extensive renovation, extending the retail floor space from 700 sq ft to 1,800 sq ft.

What unfolded in the next 20 years is the inspiring story of one woman’s vision and determination of steering an enterprise to reach stellar heights. The fabric I will be using at the fashion show,will comprise laces, tulles, georgettes, net, Chantilly laces worked with swarovski, while my colours will be black and white, navy / midnight blues and pastel hues.

“All of this is reflected in my collection. To me fashion has to be timeless. That is the hallmark of a good designer. I never follow trends and the hallmark of a great garment is that it should be dateless,” she said.

The clothes displayed on the ramp will be essentially a mix as Kavita’s style is fusion, marrying the best of Eastern and Western couture.