“The 'Unbreakable’ message is for the silent sufferers” - Amilani Perera
3 years ago
Fashion plays an important role in our daily lives. It is in many ways, a reflection of how we experience the world. It is integrally woven into our decision-making processes, and fashion, whether through garments or through the image-building of the fashion industry can form and shape stereotypes and norms, for both good and bad. Fashion has the potential to shape gender relations positively. For instance, in 2018, the vast majority of actresses and Hollywood professionals stood in solidarity with each other, wearing black to the 2018 Golden Globes to show their support of the #MeToo movement and build accountability in Hollywood when it came to sexual harassment. Sri Lankan designer brand Amilani Perera recently unveiled her new collection ‘Unbreakable’ at Colombo Fashion Week 2020. A unique collection and groundbreaking collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Sri Lanka, the heart of the ‘Unbreakable’ is powerfully simple - stand against domestic violence. The Sunday Morning Brunch sat down with designer Amilani Perera to learn more about her eponymous label, and her new collection ‘Unbreakable’.