Haute couture from Deepthika Jayakody on and off the race track


Spectators and equine enthusiasts can watch enthralled when Deepthika Jayakody unveils her first collection on 11 December up at the Race track in Nuwara Eliya . Irrespective of whether it is on or off the race track, Deepthika is determined to make her mark and fashion conscious Sri Lankans are assured of a dazzling display of Luxury designer wear from her drawing boards.The RTC fashion collection designed by their newly appointed fashion consultant and animal rights campaigner Deepthika Jayakody, will give spectators a taste of what this talented lady has to offer, whilst raising the bar in terms of both equine as well as standard fashion.Fashion enthusiasts have much to look forward to with regards to Deepthika’s designs as this young designer intends setting both the race track as well as the catwalk alight with her fabulous designs.Q. Have you always wanted to be a fashion designer ?A. My early interest in life was to become an Investment Banker, and to try and create projects that could alleviate poverty via job creation. However, after winning the Runner up in Miss Sri Lanka in 2005 I received many modelling requests. My modeling background taught me that the current fashion design industry could be improved greatly which inspired me to go into fashion design. I have grown to love it. What I really like about fashion is that fashion has the power to totally transform the quality of dressing up, whilst transforming your state of mind as well. I love designing for that reason