Even though a month late this summary of those who dominated arena of style is as usual, picked on a flashback on the year gone by.
These women, made head turn and flash blue bulbs pop on their regular appearances on the society circuit. There are many more but due to limited space we have picked only a few. Yolande Aluvihare Holms and Ramani Fernando have confidence to make a statement in whatever they wear all throughout the year.
Anita Dorai, the Singaporean born but now living in Sri Lanka looks elegant always in a saree with occasional variations of ethnic styles.
The Welgama sisters, Himali Nanayakkara, Sriyani Samarasinghe, Pradipika , Ramani Pelpola, whose flair and elegance being among the best dressed is evident at any social gathering. The editor of Vogue Magazine, Pritiva Dharmadasa makes a strong impact on the fashion scene, Harshini Nadesan, dresses with artistic flamboyance, making a distinctive impression wherever she is in the social scene. chameri Jayaratne and her sister wears stylish clothes. They can always keep abreast with modern times.
Otara Gunawardena hardly seen in the social circuits has been a fashion icon. Zarina Raheem with her petite figure has the knack of wearing a gamut of styles from the contemporary dress to the traditional saree.
Lilamani Wijayaratna on her short visits to Sri Lanka never fails to bring statement of her individual creations of her distinctive collection.
Mano Caderakaman, makes subdued impressions in her own distinctive styles Sabitha Perera, Sangeetha Weeraratne, Angela Senevirathne created a statement with gamut of styles from the traditional to the modern.
Anusha David is always dressed with elegance in her signature colour black. She has perfect good taste to wear styles to suit her petite figure.
Nadia Akram, Savithri Rodrigo, Rishni Weerarathna are the coterie of the stylish among the fashionistas. Shyamalee Tudawe the editor of the Hi Magazine has her own flair of style wherever we spot her.
One cannot miss the flair for style of Mihiri Fonseka, Tyasha Fonseka, they have flamboyance and style and make heads turn in any event Shiana Cader from Singapore Airlines, Onitha Gurugalle from Hotel Taj Samudra, Gayani Perera of Galadari Hotel, Tarika Gunatilleka and Mahika Chandrasena, Dinuksha Chandrasena have elegance and style are glared to perfect good taste.
Onitha’s perennial favourite, the saree exudes elegance and taste at all times with another year going by the leaders of fashion had to be looked back on to make an assessment of the styles, who have set the pace of maintaining their positions through the years.
Glamorous is the quotient of Romali Wijewardena. She always dresses with impeccable taste and flair.
Shanika Arsecularatne and mother Ramani Arsecularatne have the knack of wearing western styles with confidence and making a strong impact on the social scene.
The others on the fashionista list are Padmi Fernando, Angela, Lakmini Raymond who has impeccable taste and flair.
The men on the fashion scene are Aslam Hussein, Romesh Atapattu, Dhanu, Kumar de Silva, Brian Kurkovan, Kamil Hevawitharane, Ajay and Fauzul Hameed to mention a few mix and match clothes to fit any occasion.
By: Zanita Careem