Apparel / Fashion / Design

HSBC Colombo Fashion Week collaborates with Turkey to explore opportunities in fashion development

Views - 11 Friday, 15 February 2019 00:00

HSBC Colombo Fashion Week, in its 16th year, as per the vision The Next 15 expands the scope to include formal international collaborations to create opportunities for Sri Lankan designers and for the fashion design industry of Sri Lanka. This collab


Popular Indian fashion brand ‘W’ arrives at Colombo City Centre

Views - 90 Monday, 11 February 2019 00:40

The Colombo City Centre is now the site of a brand new ‘W’ Showroom, brought by D. Samson & Sons Ltd., a member of the DSI Samson Group. The third in the line of showrooms in Sri Lanka, it was opened on 28 January. W stores are also located in Ka


CFW 2019; a blend of fashion and film

Views - 102 Monday, 11 February 2019 00:31

By Divya Thotawatte Giving a new edge to the 16th edition of the HSBC Colombo Fashion Week, the film industry will be collaborating with fashion to create a platform to promote designs through visuals while highlighting Colombo as a tourist hub, said


Lankan companies upbeat on future prospects of Sri Lankan apparel exports to US

Views - 235 Monday, 11 February 2019 00:30

Eight leading Sri Lankan apparel exporters of the Chamber of Garment Exporters of Sri Lanka participated in the Apparel Sourcing USA exhibition, held in New York, USA from 21-23 January, with the objective of promoting Sri Lankan apparels in the US m


Next edition of Colombo Fashion Week with an expanded vision is here

Views - 191 Wednesday, 30 January 2019 00:08

The fashion development journey that started in 2003 turns another leaf in taking the fashion design industry to the next level in 2019. Colombo Fashion Week popularly known as CFW envisioned this journey at the beginning of the last 15 years which i


DIMO walks Sri Lankan fashion industry to international ramps

Views - 47 Wednesday, 30 January 2019 00:04

Young Sri Lankan fashion star Amesh Wijesekara has reached the international ramps of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin, after his breakthrough appearance on the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (MBFW) Sri Lanka.


Valentino brings poetry to Paris with feast of flowers

Views - 29 Wednesday, 30 January 2019 00:03

Italian fashion label Valentino created a dreamlike ode to spring on the catwalk in Paris on Wednesday, as models appeared to float down the runway in a series of vaporous dresses adorned with shimmering flowers, oversized ruffles and feathers galore


Armani’s glittering Art Deco fashion draws stars in Paris

Views - 26 Wednesday, 30 January 2019 00:01

Italy’s Giorgio Armani played off bright reds against dazzling blue tones in his Haute Couture fashion collection in Paris on Tuesday, in an Art Deco-inspired feast of feathers, sequins, patent leather and crystals.


EDB salutes Sri Lanka apparel’s journey to success.

Views - 61 Tuesday, 29 January 2019 02:06

The apparel industry has witnessed a steady growth during the past few years and has surpassed the $ $ 5 b milestone, achieving the national target, and the industry aspires to have a more ambitious target to achieve $ 8 b by 2025. The apparel sector


AOD/Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week collaboration takes SL’s 1st fashion star to Berlin Fashion Week

Views - 33 Tuesday, 29 January 2019 02:01

Amesh Wijesekara – the first local fashion star to win the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Talent was selected to show at Berlin Fashion Week where his collection was received by the world’s fashion elite and international media. The critically acclaimed d


Informatics Institute of Technology initiates Colombo Fashion Dialogue

Views - 36 Friday, 25 January 2019 00:00

Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT), the pioneer in British higher education in Sri Lanka and the country’s premier IT and Business campus recently entered the fashion sphere with the introduction of Masters in Fashion Business Management. Ex


First artisan protection a reality by March

Views - 34 Friday, 25 January 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s first-ever insurance cover for its artisans and craftsmen will commence this March. The insurance scheme, initially proposed by President Maithripala Sirisena in 2017, has been a rallying cry by many local craftsmen for years. Meanwhile


Design Futures: AOD highlights careers of the future for post O/L and A/L students

Views - 24 Friday, 25 January 2019 00:00

AOD has announced a future-focus day that’s all about the business of ingenuity and creative innovation. The one-day program and associated study experiences have been designed to help after AL and OL students, as well as beginner professionals and


AOD’s International Fashion Designer Amesh to showcase at Berlin Fashion Week

Views - 327 Monday, 14 January 2019 00:08

A powerful international collaboration between Sri Lanka and Germany was initiated by AOD in the recent past through creatively fuelled ventures backed by the German Embassy of Sri Lanka. As a part of this international relation and its potential to


Alpha Apparels named sector runner-up at NBE Awards 2018

Views - 58 Tuesday, 18 December 2018 00:00

Alpha Apparels, a manufacturer and exporter of intimate apparel wear, was named the runner-up in the Manufacturing Sector – Apparel, Textile and Leather Products at the recently held National Business Excellence Awards 2018 organised by the Nation


EDB promotes Sri Lanka apparel in France to maximise benefits under GSP+

Views - 90 Tuesday, 18 December 2018 00:00

EDB in its efforts to increase apparel exports to EU, organised an apparel promotion program in France by participating at the ‘Apparel Sourcing Paris 2018’ which is the leading sourcing trade fair held in Europe for the second consecutive year i


German Embassy backs AOD’s fashion prodigy Amesh for Berlin Fashion Week

Views - 329 Tuesday, 18 December 2018 00:00

A powerful international collaboration between Sri Lanka and Germany was initiated by AOD in the recent past through creatively fuelled ventures backed by the German Embassy of Sri Lanka. As a part of this international relation and its potential t


H.S. Fabric Collection signs agreement with PBSS to implement Sage 200

Views - 61 Tuesday, 11 December 2018 00:00

H.S. Fabric Collection Company Ltd. has been the pioneer in supply of fine quality interior fabrics in Sri Lanka since its establishment in 1991. As the market leader, H.S. Fabric Collection has had a strong foothold in Sri Lanka; importing and distr


Sirio awarded for performance at BCCS 2018 for 2nd consecutive year

Views - 54 Tuesday, 11 December 2018 00:00

Sirio Ltd., a leading manufacturer of lingerie and swimwear catering to the European market operating under the flagship of CalzedoniaS.p.A in Italy, very recently clinched an award for its financial performance for the second consecutive year at the


SL Apparel’s willingness to transform, adapt and advance will define its future, predicts expert

Views - 185 Tuesday, 11 December 2018 00:00

Kurt Cavano, Founder of GT Nexus – an Infor company – co-chaired the ninth annual South Asian Apparel Leadership Forum held in Colombo, Sri Lanka in 2018. It was the dedicated apparel business intel forum held as part of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion


Mod’Art offers global perspective on the fashion industry

Views - 57 Tuesday, 11 December 2018 00:00

In September, the undergraduate fashion design students of Mod’Art were given the opportunity to visit Paris and Milan as part of their curriculum, taking in a series of trade shows, industry visits and workshops over their 10 days of stay in Europ


Joint Apparel Association Forum unveils new logo, launches new corporate website

Views - 168 Friday, 7 December 2018 00:00

The Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF) last week began a new journey for Sri Lanka Apparel as it officially unveiled its new logo and the new corporate website. Sri Lanka Apparel during its existence in the last four decades grew and set itself


Sri Lanka heads for a creative future

Views - 87 Friday, 23 November 2018 00:00

The British Council brought in UK’s expertise to support the development of the Lankan creative industries, stimulate the country’s creative economy, and unleash its true potential. Following the first talks for a national creative industries


Mod’Art Fashion Degree students head to Paris for Première Vision

Views - 81 Friday, 23 November 2018 00:00

The weather may have taken another icy turn, however, the fashion industry continues to convince us its summer. Première Vision AW 19-20 tradeshow, the world’s largest textile & fashion fair, that brings together the entire fashion industry, took


16th edition of HSBC Colombo Fashion Week launched with ‘Mariposa’

Views - 176 Wednesday, 21 November 2018 00:00

The 16th edition of HSBC Colombo Fashion Week (CFW) powered by Hi!! was officially launched at an event on 16 November at the World Trade Centre. The Mariposa event introduced the metamorphosis concept, which is the vision for HSBC CFW: THE PREVIEW,


H One launches Res.Q Machine Inventory

Views - 76 Monday, 19 November 2018 00:28

Leading full-service IT solutions provider, H One, announced the launch of Res.Q| MI; an all-encompassing machine management solution designed with both large and small-scale factories in mind. This cloud-based solution, developed by Sri Lanka’s tr


Dutch design influences new culture of circular innovation in Sri Lanka at SLDF 2018

Views - 138 Monday, 19 November 2018 00:27

Sri Lanka was recognised as the hotspot for circularity and innovation in the South Asian region with the recent #innovationisland #SriLanka campaign. The campaign was brought to life first at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, and then the recently conclud


next Sourcing recognises key employees at ‘Long Service Awards 2018’

Views - 76 Monday, 19 November 2018 00:26

next Sourcing, a fully-owned subsidiary of the retail clothing and accessory giant next Plc – UK, celebrated the long-standing employment of a large group of the company’s employees at the Long Service Awards 2018. The event at the Park Street Me


SLDF 2018: Fusing creativity, tech, sustainability and lifestyle

Views - 107 Friday, 16 November 2018 00:00

The national platform for design took place last weekend, embracing Sri Lanka’s new identity as South Asia’s creative hub. This edition of the festival had a special significance for all of Sri Lanka, as it became the centre for the discussions


Last day of 4th Intex South Asia today

Views - 67 Friday, 16 November 2018 00:00

Highlighting global innovation, technology and market intelligence, the 4th Intex South Asia, the textile sourcing show, is on until today, 16 November, at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Centre. The three-day exhibition is showcasing


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Discipline and the devil’s disciples

Monday, 18 February 2019

That coach who repeatedly slapped a boy under his care has generated a storm of controversy on social media. On one side are aunties, bleeding hearts, civil rights champions et al who are outraged or at the very least shocked or surprised. On the oth


SL growth profile: Arrest moving down the staircase immediately to avoid hard landing on the floor

Monday, 18 February 2019

Strong message in the Sri Lanka Development Update 2019 Sri Lanka Development Update for 2019 was released by the World Bank last week. This document contains a review by the bank’s residential staff of the present state of the country’s economy


Prudential banking and saga of MTD Walkers

Monday, 18 February 2019

The matters referred to in the article under this title published in the Daily FT (15 February) are spotlighted in more detail under this scrutiny. While the general attention of the public remains more focused on recently arrested underworld kingpin


Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe’s empty rant

Monday, 18 February 2019

Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe (WR) has joined President Sirisena’s reckless verbal onslaught on the Constitutional Council (CC) that was set up by the 19th Amendment (Daily Mirror 15 February). I use “verbal onslaught” intentionally since, as


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