KUR NYFW SS2019 review by Austin Velarde, photos by Cheryl Gorski

Kûr Spring Summer 2019- “Compact Traveller”

By Austin Velarde

“Very Strong, confident, elegant, feminine,” this is how Kûr designer Kasuni Rathnsauriya wants women to feel when they wear her clothes.

Influenced from the “Suprematism” art movement and the “Black Square” painting of Kazimir Malevich, Rathnsauriya’s RTW SS19 collection “Compact Traveller” has business casual and leisure looks fit for the strong and professional woman today.

Crafted with the brand’s signature handmade Dutch and Portuguese lace, the pieces from Kûr’s collection represents the revitalization of a dying art.

Around 7-8 years ago, Rathnsauriya began to work with the less-privileged Beeralu weavers that produce this craft in the Southern coastal region of Sri Lanka. Becoming a part of their community, Rathnsauriya has empowered these people and given a breath of life to a craft that is on the verge of extinction.

Overall, this collection is on trend with the current push for modest women’s wear.

The washed denim vibe belted safari jacket with matching pant and contrast jumpsuit in navy hues are two favorite pieces.

An all-white lace jumpsuit and double-breasted blazer with a classic lace shirt and high waist pant are additional notable pieces from Rathnsauriya’s collection.

Finished off with slip-on oxfords and mules in the colors black, silver, brown and white along with brown and black leather bags, the collection is altogether tasteful.

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