Styled By Shehani Wijeyesekera - Cosmopolitan Sri Lanka

Styled By Shehani Wijeyesekera

Meet one of the faces behind Mimosa

SAJITH SUKUMARAN

Hailing from a family that both knows and appreciates art, it’s no surprise that Shehani is the talented Creative Director behind her and her husband’s joint venture, Mimosa, today. With a grandmother who was an artist, Shehani realised her love for art when she was very young. Her mom would want her to take various art classes and participate in exhibitions. Even her classmates in school would always ask her to draw sketches of them or potential dresses at the back of their notepads in class. 

When it came to picking streams for her Ordinary and Advanced Levels examinations, Shehani didn’t have to think twice about following her passion for art. With her artistic genes to blame, Shehani always knew that once school was over, she’d have to go into the creative field and the debate was now between interior and fashion design. 

After a gap year of working in sales, it was a no-brainer when she made the choice of starting her tertiary education in fashion design at Lanka Institute of Fashion Technology. It was during this time that she met Rohen and he’d mentioned his brainchild to her, Mimosa. While supporting the young brand from behind the scenes initially, Shehani eventually joined as a junior designer before rising up to her current position, in charge of both the marketing and design aspects of one of Colombo’s poppin’ fast fashion brands. If you’ve been to the store after a few drool-worthy scrolls through their social media, you’ll see a reflection of Shehani’s own style, especially with her current love for mom jeans!

Fun Fact:
“Learning the balance between my social life and university, I designed & sewed most of my outfits for nights out with my friends and even some of my NYE party dresses!”

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This article was originally published as “Styled By Shehani Wijeyesekera” in the August 2019 issue of Cosmopolitan Sri Lanka. For more inspo, grab a copy of our latest magazine or subscribe online

 

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