TV Times

LA Designer Dinesh Chandrasena designs for Eden Resort & Spa
As designer for Claires’ Collection in Los Angeles, Dinesh Chandrasena has been privy to celebrity driven clientele and events that are synonymous with Hollywood and the glitterati.

His creations are based on themes that inspire him, and are usually drawn from art, and the theatre, which may change his very outlook not only on creativity, but on life in general. His celebrity clients include Halle Berry, Cindy Crawford, Sandra Bullock, Shania Twain, and many others in the entertainment industry.

Dinesh also designs for numerous television specials, including “The Price is Right”, “Who wants to be a Princess”, most recently “The Swan”, and also for movies such as “The Princess Diaries”, and “Miss Congeniality”.

Dinesh also serves on the judging committee of his alma mater The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles, for their advanced study program, and is also invited annually to participate in the designer section of the Dubai shopping festival (DSF), where his creations are displayed to selected invitees. Dinesh also serves as creative director to “Modus Vivendi”, a ready to wear/knit wear company with manufacturing plants in Seoul, and Taipei.

Working at projecting an image of vibrant sensuality, Dinesh was greatly inspired by the garden setting of the Eden Resort and Spa. The ambience of lush tropical splendour and of course the very name EDEN inspired Dinesh to use vibrant shades of Turquoise, Ochre, Azure, Citrine, Lapis Lazuli, and Tamarind. His silhouettes are all soft and flowing, with continuous fluid lines, and soft curves, with splashes of colour being the keynote of design detail. He also moved away from the boredom of traditional starched stiff fabrics that are a monotonous throw back to our colonial past.

Again he felt that in keeping with international standards of resort hotels, the textures needed to reflect the feel of not only out tropical temperate weather, but also mirror the ocean and the surrounding flora and fauna.


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