Having graduated from the Academy of Design, Sri Lanka, in 2005, Charlene Thuring joined Linea Aqua (Pvt) Ltd. for a period of six years, during which she undertook two secondments with Victoria’s Secret in New York. There, she worked closely with Matthew Zink, who was then the Head of Design for Swimwear and Footwear.
Inspired thereafter to pursue a career as an independent fashion designer, she resigned from Linea Aqua and created her label, C.H.A.R.L.E.N.E.
The ‘Birds Collection’ aka ‘Aves’ focuses on the beauty of the feathered world we have surrounded ourselves in. The focus is on young silhouettes that help the wearer look their trendiest. It is simple but cool, and the unusual bold graphics give a touch of funk to the quirky girl who wears it.