The TIA National Finals for Sri Lanka was worked off in grand style on the 9th of June 2012 at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel.
Eight finalists presented their designs of “Dragons and Butterflies” to a eminent panel of fashion and design experts in Sri Lanka which included Ms. Otara Gunawardena, Ms. Natasha Rathnayake, Ms. Ramani Fernando, Ms. Rosita Wickramasinghe and Mr. Michael Wijesuriya in the midst of a renowned audience in the fashion and apparel industry along with the media.
The finalists were; Dilki Weerasinghe, Melanie Grey, Nethmi Rajapaksa, Senuri Weerawarna, Sheshadri Nithyananthan, Veena Jayakody and Vishan Gunawardena, all students of the Academy of Design.
The contestants were judged under the following criteria;
- Innovative and creative interpretation of the theme
- Individuality and uniqueness
- Quality in design and execution
The fifth Triumph Inspiration Award, the industry’s leading design contest in lingerie will take place in Shanghai under the theme “Dragons and Butterflies”, as quintessential Chinese symbols that represent opposing elements, students from 31 participating countries are challenged to present a unique showpiece for the Grand Finale.
Followers of TIA were able to follow news updates on the Triumph Inspiration Awards through the TIA website and Facebook page http://www.triumphinspirationaward.com/ and viewers also had the chance to vote for the best local design/ designer on https://www.facebook.com/TriumphSriLanka.
Launched in 2008 internationally, the Triumph Inspiration Award is an annual contest that recruits design student from around the globe to create unique lingerie showpieces that draw out the best of their artistic vision.
The TIA Award aims to give creative young students a glimpse into the world of lingerie, encouraging their talents, stretching their capabilities and honing their skills. Triumph inspires young designers who will, in turn, inspire those that come after them.
Triumph International is one of the world’s largest underwear manufacturers. The company enjoys a presence in over 120 countries with its core brands Triumph®, sloggi®, Valisère® and HOM®. Triumph employs more than 36,500 people and achieves a turnover of CHF 2.2 billion (2010).
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