Fireflies for Lanterns means to have humble beginnings. It embodies the spirit of starting where you can, with what you have. It is the spirit of ambition, a moment of inspiration. That is, using fireflies to light your path forward when you don’t have a lantern, a philosophy which was integral to the creation of the brand itself. The firefly’s light is captured and portrayed as two golden speckles in the logo’s lettering.
The poster girl for Fireflies for Lanterns would be wearing a beautiful white gown, climbing a tree barefoot, elegant and wild. Her spirit is unconquerable and unmatched. She is unapologetic in pursuing her passions. She is effortlessly timeless. She is unforgettable.
Recognized by The Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards (CAFA) as a must watch Canadian brand, each of our collections are designed by our brand’s founder, and Calgary based London Fashion Week Designer, Sasmitha Dellawa, who debuted in LFW with her A/W 16 collection at the age of 19.
She has showcased her collections at Top Model Worldwide, UK’s leading model search competition which also supports the work of leading children's charity CHILDREN with CANCER UK through fundraising and promoting awareness, as well as her SS17 collection at LFW in the consecutive season.
Her most recent showcase was in Calgary at PARKSHOW 2018 celebrating PARK’s 10th anniversary, which also marked her Canadian debut.
Her collections have since been published in magazines such as Avenue Magazine, Glam UK, Fab UK as well as publications like Calgary Economic Development’s Life in Calgary, The Sun UK, and reviewed and worn by various bloggers across Europe & North America.
Who makes my clothes?
At Fireflies for Lanterns, we are all about fashion with a conscience. Each of our pieces are hand cut and sewn in limited quantities in a studio style garment in Sri Lanka, by an experienced team of pattern makers and seamstresses who take pride in their craft, as well as their craftsmanship. They are as much involved in the creative decision making process as the designer.