Abans reveals world’s slimmest Titan quartz watches

Published : 12:00 am  January 16, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  1 Comment  |  972 views  |  

Abans, the sole agent in Sri Lanka for stylish Titan wrist watches, launched Titans revolutionary ‘Skeletal Edge’ Collection, the world’s slimmest quartz watches, a dynamic new range distinguished by stylish see-through cases that takes sophistication to a new height in super-svelte wrist watches. Modern refinement and technical finesse are combined to a stunning effect in the Titan ‘Skeletal Edge’ Collection. Living up to their ultra-slim reputation, these trendy watches are powered by quartz movements that are a mere 1.5 mm in height and housed in extremely slender cases measuring just 3.5 mm thin. The skeletonised cases lend a stunning sculptural quality to their already urbane designs. Contemporary... 


‘Shape wear’ slimming intimates by Aviraté

Published : 12:05 am  January 13, 2014  |  Category: FT Lite, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  907 views  |  
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No one understands a woman’s body like Aviraté does. There are days where she will embrace her curves and days where she will be hard on herself for eating that extra doughnut. Keeping the modern Sri Lankan woman and her needs in mind, Aviraté introduces innovative ‘Shape wear’! Unlike other shape wear which currently exist in the market, Aviraté Shape wear uses a blend of materials that create a fabric that’s comfortable and can be worn in a tropical country like Sri Lanka. The goal of shape wear is to make the body more flattering. Shape wear enhances and corrects certain features of the body to make the woman come across as confident and attractive, by letting her be more comfortable... 


HSBC Colombo Fashion Week is back!

Published : 12:00 am  January 13, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  662 views  |  

Popular event focuses on developing young designers, online retail and crafts in fashion in its eleventh year By Cheranka Mendis Considered as the backbone of Sri Lanka’s fashion design industry and dubbed as the ‘region’s true Asian Fashion Week,’ HSBC Colombo Fashion Week is back again for its eleventh year with more colour and inspiration. To be held in the first week of February, CFW will this year span over a week, starting with the new initiative Bright Spark shows held on the first three days leading up to the main shows. Focusing on empowering local designers to aspire to get on to the international ramp, showcasing local talent amidst well established designers, CFW will this... 


Swarnamahal revolutionises wedding market

Published : 12:00 am  January 13, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  569 views  |  

Launches unique deals-filled ‘The Glamour Club’ with multiple partners Sri Lanka’s premier jewellery store Swarnamahal is revolutionising the wedding market by launching yet another novel concept with the introduction of ‘The Glamour Club’. The new initiative Swarnamahal said will help matrimonial hopefuls with added benefits to ease the financial strain of a lavish wedding. The Glamour Club launched last week is a program designed to support and reward potential wedding couples by connecting them with other service providers where they get to enjoy several discounts for all their wedding related requirements. The concept conceived by Swarnamahal Jewellers’ management team, has... 


Stone N String prepares to dazzle with ‘Go For It’ offer

Published : 12:00 am  January 13, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  508 views  |  

It’s Stone N String time with amazing markdowns coming your way from your favourite jewellery brand. The Stone N String outlet at 275, R.A. De Mel Mawatha will come alive with stunning offers between 24-31 January where all who step inside will be able to find that special piece of jewellery that will brighten up their day instantly. Themed ‘Go For It’, this special offer is a rare event in the Stone N String calendar, happening every 6-8 years. As such ‘The Go For It’ promotion in 2014 will mark the third time where the brand has conducted such an attractive affair, the last one being in 2006. The seven day promotion will include choice necklaces, earrings, bracelets, brooches and... 


Lanka apparels in new supply chain breakthrough

Published : 12:00 am  January 9, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  533 views  |  

We are pioneering G4 level in Sri Lanka: Van Heusen’s Green Our apparels now moving to OEM level: Risha Also doubling our intimate buying from SL in next 12 months: PVH Corp   Sri Lanka’s top forex earner apparels have arrived at the next level in global supply chains, and in the manufacturing front, have progressed beyond the original ODM status. “It’s a first time in the world for us. We are pioneering G4 level in Sri Lanka. We are beyond the experimental level and it’s a new supply chain model. We at PVH Corp are directly working with manufacturers instead of working through an office in Sri Lanka,” revealed Mark Green, the Executive Vice President of Global Supply Chain... 


7Stories Ranjanas: A shopping mall with single entry and exit point

Published : 12:00 am  January 9, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,197 views  |  

Rising 7 stories high, 7Stories Ranjanas, stands tall attracting the eye of all passers-by with its intricately adorned exterior while the small glimpses of exquisite items displayed through the windows beckon one to step inside to explore. Each floor has its own story to tell and as one walks through, a tale of choice, quality and allure unfolds for the whole family to indulge in. Fashioned under the vision of Ranjanas CEO/Director and S/O Deshamanya K. Doraisamy (group Chairman and Veteran businessman) Dr. D. Venkateshwaran, the whole concept encompassing this wonderful shopping mall has come alive with their dedication and passion. “We cater to the families from all walks of life,” said... 


Sri Lanka’s textile design sector revolutionised

Published : 12:00 am  January 9, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  759 views  |  

First handicraft sales outlet and exhibition opens in Galle on 10 Jan. An exhibition and sales outlet displaying Sri Lankan, Indian and Euro-pean handicraft designs will be ceremonially opened in the Galle Town Hall on Friday, 10 January at 10 a.m. Available there will be high quality, traditionally designed garments including sarees, shirts and kurthas which can compete with products in the international market. Attorney Pushpa Rajap-aksa, President of the Liya Abhiman Organisation introduced the creation of Sri Lankan and Indian handicraft designs through the handicraft textile industry under Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa’s direction. The Instructor is Indian textile designs... 


Coats launches new glow in the dark zips

Published : 12:00 am  January 9, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  714 views  |  

Coats plc, the world’s leading industrial thread and consumer textile crafts business, has launched Opti P Lucence, a range of zips which provide a special ‘glow in the dark’ effect. The zips charge in sunlight (UV) and can be used to enhance safety features as well as a fashion accessory for all articles of clothing All the zip’s components including the teeth, slider, puller and textile tape have luminescent properties which are white in daylight but give a green luminous glow in darkness.  Possible uses include sportswear, childrenswear, backpacks, tents and outdoor equipment.  They also charge, to a lesser extent, in artificial light. Rajiv Sharma, CEO, Industrial Division, Coats... 


CIM Marketers Party 2013 concludes on high note

Published : 12:05 am  January 3, 2014  |  Category: FT Lite, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  812 views  |  
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The Chartered Institute of Marketing Sri Lanka Region recently concluded its annual Marketers’ Party at the Stables: Park Street Mews, Colombo. Titled ‘Naughty or Nice’ the party provided all attendees a fabulous evening of fun and entertainment in line with the theme. Nearly 250 participants representing a cross section of corporate executives in the country, their families and friends attended the marketer’s party. An interesting program was lined up with entrance draws, salsa workshop by Kevin Nugara, dance competition, photo booth, Naughtiest King & Queen and Nicest King & Queen and a naughty & nice fashion experience choreographed by Rozelle Plunkett: clothing line modelled... 


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