The Design Collective was founded by two friends, Binu Wickramasinghe, and Shahili Gomes, as a place to share their love for fashion, design, art, and travel.
Shahili as a graduate from Imperial College Business School with a keen eye for fashion honed in London and Copenhagen, Shahili was inspired to create the TDC concept store as a platform for South Asian designers. Binu found motivation for TDC from her expertise gained from working in the fashion industries of Delhi and London and in the dream of bringing a similar project to life in their home country of Sri Lanka.
Since its launch in August 2017 as primarily a physical store, in Colombo Sri Lanka, The Design Collective has delivered incredible fashion for incredible women and men of Sri Lanka. With over 50 Sri Lankan and South Asian independent clothing and beauty brands it became the best multi-brand concept store in the Island.
Now with the launch of its e-commerce site, it hopes to bring the best brands from the island of Sri Lanka and the subcontinent to the wider world. The physical and digital store is a place for young designers to showcase but also a platform to collaborate, learn and create.