Skzin Designs 2012 Collection launch will take place at Liberty Plaza Lobby on 1 April from 9 a.m.
There’s a tee for every occasion and Skzin (pronounced skin) Designs 2012 Collection, now offers rockers, hippies, Goth chicks and the fashionably deranged, a line of clothing they can call their own.
The casual wear line sticks out with fresh attitude for those who firmly believe in individuality and will be launched along with H2 Men’s Wear on 1 April from 9a.m onwards at the Liberty Plaza Lobby.
H2 Men’s Wear is made by Indigenous, a company that has been manufacturing men’s and kids underwear for over 10 years for international brands. With their experience, H2 launches in Sri Lanka the same quality garments as they we export. The fabric and the accessories that go into this underwear range is the highest quality and its designed structure has been medically proven to be healthy and comfortable for the body.
The Skzin Designs designer label belongs to Dr. Milinda Salpitikorala and is best known for its rock/metal inspired designs.
The story behind the Skzin Designs brand is an interesting one. Cut short though, Salpitikorala, at the age of just five discovered his passion for the arts in drawing a pencil sketch of his dog Ringo. From there on Salpitikorala has gone on to become a medical doctor by day (the profession which he states pays the bills) and artist/band manager for melodic death metal band Fallen Grace by night. He states that metal has remained the soundtrack to his art over the years, influenced mostly by bands like Iron Maiden, Opeth, Rudra, Arch Enemy and Lamb of God.
Speaking on about Skzin, Salpitikorala says the designer label is where his best art goes, claiming that each design narrates a story, and breaks away from the mundane lame one liners on the backdrop of a splash of colour. He added that the material and the print used in the Skzin Designs 2012 Collection exceed any other in the market.
Having had the courage to run with the bold new t-shirt line, Salpitikorala is quite pleased with the new designs and confident of its reception at the launch.
Good design speaks for itself and with the growing rock and metal scene the new collection has something for everyone; classic skulls, medieval axes, the cross of ancient Kastana swords, skeletal fish, yaka designs and Sri Lankan lion inspired motifs which depict Sri Lankan heritage and pride; all of which are aligned to perfection in bright white art on 100 per cent pure black cotton.
On the new designs, Salpitikorala states that Skzin is a combination of his best work to date and incorporate some of Salpitikorala favourite elements and themes. Inspiration for some of the new collection’s categories has been drawn from the paranormal, like crop circles and crystal skulls. The end result, tees dedicated to Cranial, Spawn and Omega Cen from Omega Centaury.
He said, “Each design narrates a story, it’s not just a few funny words or a splash of coloured paint that look cool,” and added that the material and the print used far exceeds any other in the market.
The tees which come in standard USA sizes of S, M, L and XL, offer a cleaner arrangement in design and a larger variety of designs to choose from.
This new designer seems to have grown more mature with this second collection, showing off skill in delivering immediate, eye catching graphics that are bright and fresh despite their macabre feel. Couple this with high quality fabric and generous print sizes and Skzin makes for a collection that is value for money.
Comfortable, soft and light Skzin is ideal for humid island weather, since you can barely feel the ink. The tee is 100 per cent cotton fabric, the best in the market according to Salpitikorala and set at a good length, holds up great in the wash and most importantly remains true to its brand name for being as comfortable as your second skin.
The tees will be available for sale at the Liberty Plaza launch, can be ordered through www.skzin.com, and will soon be available at leading fashion outlets.