Ishani Rajapaksha is a design student specializing in fashion and lifestyle design at the University of Moratuwa. She is interested in Sri Lankan traditional crafts and has worked with Dumbara weaving, beeralu and batik crafts.
Her design aesthetic focuses on incorporating “lines” as the main emphasis to bring out a new fashion aesthetic within traditional Sri Lankan crafts. Ishani aspires to be a responsible fashion designer while uplifting Sri Lankan traditional crafts and appreciating local craftsmanship. Her debut collection for Colombo Fashion Week uses this element of lines with pleats in batik.