Wednesday 10th September, 2014, Colombo: COCO, Cotton Collection’s international and trendy in-house brand recently unveiled its latest designer range; Perine for COCO. The line is a creative collaboration between Cotton Collection’s Managing Director Niloufer Anverally and Sri Lanka’s most successful international fashion model, Perine Fernando.
Renowned for being a youthful and carefree range under the Cotton Collection brand, COCO partners with celebrated fashion designers from Sri Lanka and the fashion capitals of the world to craft fresh and exciting collections. Perine Fernando is based in New York, and through this line she brings her unique style and a wealth of fashion knowledge to Sri Lanka. COCO embodies the essence of Cotton Collection which is a fun loving and casual clothing store which blends vibrant colours with casual design to offer a refreshing and vivacious look for young women. COCO by Cotton Collection has worked with many renowned designers and has previously launched lines in collaboration with James Ferreira and KT Brown. Designed exclusively for Cotton Collection, Perine for COCO is a limited edition line that features an eclectic mix of pieces and embodies effortless sophistication.
Perine for COCO is a collection filled with edgy basics featuring a bevy of deep colours blended with the prominent use of asymmetrical cuts and stylish draping to create casual yet chic pieces. This is Perine’s second line for Cotton Collection and it features bold and classic autumn colours such as grey, navy blue, black, white, burgundy and khaki. Warm earthy shades combined with cooling tones reminiscent of a colourful autumn day give this collection its distinct look and feel. The line is a beautiful collection of basics with a twist of drape and each piece is carefully crafted to help you make a unique style statement.
Having made her mark working for the world’s most iconic fashion houses; Dior, Armani, Lagerfeld, Yves St. Laurent, Ungaro, Nina Ricci, Scherrer and Pierre Cardin, Perine Fernando returns to Sri Lanka to launch this new and exciting line in partnership with Cotton Collection. Perine Fernando’s career catapulted to new heights when she was discovered by an agency in Switzerland at the age of 16. She was later scouted by prestigious Italian and French agencies and became the only Sri Lankan model to make frequent appearances on the Fashion Week catwalks of Paris, Milan, Tokyo, Madrid, London and Germany. She has worked with prominent international designers such as Giorgio Armani and Emanuel Ungaro. Following her 12 year runway career, Perine moved to New York where she worked for luxury brand Escada until 2006. Now she combines being a successful model with being a wife and mother, and she has become a prominent role model for young and aspiring women.
Commenting on the new line Perine Fernando stated, “This clothing line is a true extension of my personal style. I am a busy mom, living and working in Manhattan – one of the busiest cities in the world. I look for comfort, quality and a good price point. With the collaboration of Cotton Collection, I have been able to incorporate all of these into the line. The pieces in the collection are great to wear regardless of whether you want to dress up or dress down, dress for the day or evening and as always, they can be enhanced with the right accessories and great shoes. Most of the pieces can be mixed and layered with denim, pencil skirts or long stretch skirts for a cool urban chic look that embodies understated elegance. The essence of my style can be summed up as effortless sophistication and this is apparent throughout this collection. This line was also brought to life by the creative direction of Niloufer Anverally, whose guidance and influence really added flair to the entire collection.”
Highlighting her contribution to the line, Niloufer Anverally stated, “It has been a really positive experience working with Perine to design a collection that reflects her New York style and embodies the essence of the Cotton Collection brand. This line truly reflects Cotton Collection’s vibe, spirit and character and I am truly proud of it. Cotton Collection is a youthful, fun and carefree brand that helps women make style statements that are unique and entirely their own. Perine for COCO is perfect for energized and free-spirited women who want to stand out and shine in both fashion and life.”
Perine for COCO was launched at an exclusive Cotton Collection which was hosted at Ginger in the presence of the fashion industry’s most prominent movers and shakers. Cotton Collection offers a truly magnificent and complete shopping experience in the heart of Colombo, with designated departments showcasing clothing, shoes, bags and accessories in vibrant colours and elegant designs.