Making headlines in the fashion stakes in the Middle East is our covergirl Chathuri Samaraweera, who unveiled her latest collection for her high end label Anaya at the recent Paris Fashion Week. Chathuri, who always wanted to be in the business of fashion, first armed herself with a degree from Monash University in Australia with a double major in Accounting and Finance, before following up with a degree at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles.

Back in Sri Lanka, she launched her own label, after working in the industry garnering valuable experience in manufacturing and marketing. Her success can be attributed to her belief that “when talent is coupled with industry knowledge and business background, fashion can truly be a career that can change your life.”

A rare breed of gentleman, Harold Herat, considered a courteous and honourable man in politics is our legend in this issue. Herat left a lucrative career in law to embark on a political career which saw him hold several ministerial portfolios, including that of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, where he shone as a statesman both locally and internationally.

We are proud to feature the newly hailed Fresh Prince of Fashion, Amesh Wijesekera, the cynosure of all eyes in the fashion world. The winner of the International Catwalk Competition at LFW’s Graduate Fashion Week 2016, Amesh showcased at the London Fashion Week’s Fashion Scout this year. Wowing London with his brilliant collection SRI, Amesh proved without a doubt, that he is the next Alexander McQueen!