Thursday, 27 February 2014 01:04
The students of Raffles Colombo were privileged to play an active role in the Miss France 2014 pre-pageant fashion show held in Sri Lanka recently. The star-studded event was attended by French Ambassador to Sri Lanka Jean Paul-Monchau, diplomats, corporate leaders and the reigning Miss Sri Lanka. As part of the official agenda, the 33 French beauties participating in the Miss France pageant spent about a week in the island where they were taken to some of the most beautiful regions of the island.
The Raffles Colombo students were presented with this golden opportunity due to the fact that world-famous Sri Lankan-born Fashion Designer Dinesh Chandrasena, who is also a full time fashion lecturer of Raffles Colombo, was made the Creative Director of this glamorous event. Dinesh was handpicked by the event organisers as he is the only Sri Lankan who has proved his skills in the global fashion industry and someone who is capable of handling such a global event.
“This has been the first time the Miss France pre-pageant has been held in Sri Lanka while Dinesh is the only Sri Lankan to have provided creative direction to this event. The event gave the opportunity for several Raffles students to put their theoretical knowledge into practice. Mentored by Dinesh, the students were able to get first-hand experience of the hard work and dedication that goes into putting together a global fashion event.”
“The students were assigned tasks at the event in coordinating activities backstage such as helping the contestants get ready for their walk on the ramp. The students were supervised by Raffles Colombo Senior Fashion Design Lecturer Andreea Londhart who was in charge of the backstage team. With this opportunity open only for Raffles students, it has given a significant advantage boost to all their CVs,” said Raffles Colombo Director Alex Quah.
RafflesEducationCorp is the largest private education group in Asia-Pacific and a Top 50 fashion school in the world. Raffles Education Corporation operates 34 colleges in 31 cities across 12 countries with over 30,000 students in the Asia-Pacific region.