Rukshika Fernando is the co-founder and co-owner of Rum Punch. She holds a degree in fashion design from the Academy of Design, Sri Lanka and Northumbria University, UK. Rukshika was selected by MAS Holdings to work as a Senior Designer at MAS Intimates where she worked on the Victoria’s Secret account for eight years and had the opportunity to travel to New York, USA and Hong Kong to work directly with the Victoria’s Secret team. She was also selected as the first designer to represent a Sri Lankan design campus at the London Graduate Fashion Week in 2014.
In February 2014, she launched Rum Punch, a brand of premium resort wear with a strong focus on swimwear and beachwear, along with complementary accessories. Rum Punch was also showcased at the BrightSpark Shows during the CFW Spring/Summer 2015 Show in March last year.