Kasuni Rathansuriya is a designer who is highly focussed on eco-friendly practices to create an environmental sound product under the name KŨR. Her label features beeralu and handmade crocheted lace and she was also the recipient of the British Council Young Fashion Entrepreneur of the Year for 2011.
Looking at her collections throughout the years, it is significant to see minimal accessories. All of them are handmade and made with wood, beads and pearls, crochet/beeralu lace and natural seeds. The designer believes the above range of raw materials will sit with her delicate lace collection. These accessories are authentic as well as contemporary, and is also a showcase of the detailed workmanship.
“There are artisans who write to my website regarding their craft and I once met an artisan who makes accessories out of natural seeds. I really liked the idea and developed a few statement necklaces for the Portland Fashion Week 2014 collection. There is no ambiguity on the class of workmanship apart from the strong natural preservative smell which they add to the seeds for its durability” said Kasuni.
Personally, I love her accessories because I too love the minimalistic look. It’s not too overbearing or loud. Instead it makes a statement by just being contemporary and one of a kind. The colours may be muted but that doesn’t bring it down on any fashion level. The madatiya seeds are perhaps the most loud and bold in that sense but work well mixed with the other seeds and beads to create pieces that almost seem timeless in their own way.
For more information check out her FB page – KŨR Collection