The debut collection is inspired by early 20th century women’s bon ton.

[On cover, décolleté Thread F/W 2019/20]

Making its brand debut with the fall-winter 2019/20 collection, Thread is born of a passion for fashion, cultivated since her adolescence, by Thushini Fernando, who grew up in Kandy, the spiritual capital of Sri Lanka, but who holds an Italian diploma obtained at the Istituto di Moda Burgo (Burgo Fashion Institute) in Milan. 

Thushini Fernando

Thushini Fernando

She, inevitably, became passionate about ‘Made in Italy’ and craftsmanship, putting the latter under scrutiny in her thesis and into practice with her first footwear collection, produced in Vigevano. Despite her young age (she is only 26 years old) she chose to pay tribute to the icons that have marked the history of fashion, with Coco Chanel first and foremost. Her shoes are a mix of elegance and femininity, timeless design and comfort, values supported by a choice of quality materials and a high level of workmanship. 

In this way, she has created 6 models and 12 versions of footwear in a palette of classic shades, from blue to black to whiskey, and lightened by touches of gold and silver. 

For the launch of my brand at the White event – explains Thushini – I was inspired by the eternal and innate elegance of early 20th century women’s bon ton, reinventing and reworking in a modern key both models and forms, such as that of the classic French ballerina shoe”.

Next to the high-brow velvet ballerina, there is also a high-heel made in two materials, a mid-heeled, two-tone heel shoe, and a ‘beatle boot’ with a golden insert on the heel.