Fashion constantly keeps reinventing itself with cultural and social changes happening at a rapid pace. It no longer has boundaries and it is rather a reflection of the person that advocates it. The apparel industry in Sri Lanka is the most dynamic and significant contributor to the country’s economy, and it is home to an all-encompassing eco system of design, production, distribution and retailing.
AOD has been at the forefront of the fashion movement in Sri Lanka and is a catalyst for design-led innovation in South Asia initiating changes on an international level which impacts young talent, traditional craft, design technology and entrepreneurship. In the hub of it all is the Sri Lankan designer, educated and nurtured to live up to their potential and create change in the industry. Sajee Mendes is one such designer who believes in ‘Designed and Made in Sri Lanka’ and is taking local fashion to new heights.