Colombo, Thursday 1st June 2017: The Chokolaate POND’S Mother Daughter Fashion Designer Contest organized by Sri Lanka’s premier teen magazine Chokolaate, in partnership with POND’S Sri Lanka was held for the 8th consecutive year on the 27th of May, 2017. The event this year showcased designs created by fourteen talented designers for a mother and a daughter. On the night of the 27th of May, the Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Center will be their runway to stardom amidst an acclaimed panel of judges and a loyal following.
26-year old Nisansala Deegala from the University of Moratuwa swept the boards with her collection, winning all three segments and the overall competition. Her collection based on a dockyard romance won the sportswear, casual wear and evening wear segments.
The first runner-up of the night was Mahoshadi De Silva studying at the Swinburne University of Technology. The inspiration for her collection came from features of traditional Sri Lankan artifacts such as the devil’s mask.
Twenty one year old Ranchana Abeyratne currently pursuing his higher studies at the Sri Lanka Institute of Textile and Apparel walked away with the 2nd runner-up prize. The theme his collection was ancient Egypt using black and gold as his main colours.
Nilu and Sasindi Senanayake set the ramp on fire and walked away with the award for the “Best Mother Daughter Model Duo”.
The winners were judged by an elite panel of judges including the fashion icon Yolande Aluwihare, style maestro Michael Wijesuriya, renowned young fashion designer Sammani Pathiranagama and Yasisurie Kiribandara, reigning Miss Grand Sri Lanka Ornella Gunesekere and popular media personality Danu.