Chathuri Samwaraweera was born in Sri Lanka, raised in Australia and completed her education in Los Angeles. Growing up in an array of cultures, Chathuriʼs approach to fashion is largely contemporary. Dreaming of becoming a fashion designer as a teenager, Chathuri took her first career step by enrolling in the prestigious Fashion Design Institute of Technology in Los Angeles, California. After an insightful education, she designed for BCBG Max Azria and True Meaning. Following her experience with international brands, she headed the design team at MAS, South East Asiaʼs largest apparel manufacturer. In 2009, Chathuri founded her own label ʻANAYA COLLECTIONʼ and was awarded the ʻINTERNATIONAL YOUNG FASHION ENTREPENEUR OF THE YEAR AWARDʼ from the British Fashion Council-Center for Fashion Enterprise in 2010 at London Fashion Week.
Chathuri is currently based in Dubai and was quickly picked up by the regionʼs most prominent fashion publications such as Harpers Bazaar, Grazia and SavoirFlair.com to name a few. Chathuriʼs exceptional vision is epitomized through feminine silhouettes, contemporary cuts with a touch of vintage reflected in her exquisite choice of fabric.
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