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KUR is an authentic women’s ready-to-wear brand launched by Kasuni Rathnasuriya in 2009. KUR certainly does live up to its designer’s standard of expressing the sense of freedom and serenity.

Since inception, KUR has been an icon of  handmade craft with finer detail for the contemporary woman with an aspiration for a hallmark product.

1983
Born in the island nation of Sri Lanka and was brought up in the southern coastal region which inherits a rich multi-cultural background where the local traditions are often mixed with Dutch – English customs, fine arts and literature.  She lives in Manhattan, New York.

2007
Graduated from Academy of Design and Charted institute of Marketing, UK.

2009
Incorporated the dying craftsmanship of hand made dutch lace in to her concept designs
Launched the inaugural Holiday collection of KUR at Odel, the largest departmental store in Colombo

2010
Won the award of British Council Young fashion Entrepreneur- 2011
Semi-finalist of Ethical Fashion Award (Sponsored by Marks and Spencer, UK) at Sri Lanka Design Festival
Represented HSBC Colombo Fashion Week

2011
Showcased SS 2011 collection at Alchemy, South Bank London, UK
Designer for Brandix, the largest Apparel Exporter in Sri Lanka for brands such as Victoria’s Secret, M&S and Gap
MBA from Post Graduate Institute of Management
Chartered Marketer for CIM, UK

2012
Appointed as consultant for Victoria’s Secret PINK by Brandix with a focus on surface design

2014
SS2014 collection at Portland Fashion Week 2014 at Portland, Oregon

2015
SS2015 collection at Raw Artist , New York
SS2016 collection at Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival (SCFF), Queensland, Australia

2016
FW2016 collection at AMCO New York Fashion Week in prestigious New York Fashion Week (NYFW)

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Portland Fashion Week 2014