Nipunika Fernando is a Fashion and Costume Designer, creating custom garments for casual, business, event, and avant-garde wear. Her custom designs focus on sustainability and Sri Lankan design elements.
She believes a person’s style is an expression of themselves and considers this when creating custom pieces for clients, ensuring that each client receives a beautifully made, personalised garments that they can treasure for years to come.
She views clothes as a method of storytelling, as people make conscious decisions about what they wear depending on their mood, personal style, and environment.
She received her Bachelor Of Design for LCI Melbourne, majoring in Fashion and Costume and minoring in Graphic Design. She also received the Dean’s Award of Excellence
She has showcased her designs in two runways for the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, for the years on 2017 and 2019.
She has worked in wardrobe and costume design for theatre,
She is also the creative director of Thamaya and designs for the brands Kurutu, Amuthu, and Naikava.