Fashion

Tokyo holds its first fashion show for Muslim women

/ Wednesday, 7 December 2016 00:01

Reuters: Japan held its first fashion show for Muslim women in Tokyo recently showcasing the latest in hijab fashion. Models walking the...


Gigi Hadid crowned model of year at Fashion Awards

/ Wednesday, 7 December 2016 00:01

London (Reuters): American fashion model Gigi Hadid was crowned international model of the year and designer Alexander McQueen named best...


DIMO with AOD takes SL apparel industry global with Mercedes-Benz Fashion Runways

/ Wednesday, 7 December 2016 00:01

  The recently-concluded Sri Lanka Design Festival featured the international fashion platform Mercedes-Benz Fashion Runways. A powerf...


Models in underwear captivate in Paris

/ Wednesday, 7 December 2016 00:01

PARIS (Reuters): Models wearing spectacular lingerie creations wowed fashions’ glitterati last week during the annual Victoria&rsq...


A new Sri Lankan style marketed worldwide through live digital retail

/ Wednesday, 23 November 2016 00:00

  Sri Lankan fashion and apparel industry leverage on digital commerce and live streaming technology for the country&rsqu...


Fouzul Hameed to present exclusive ‘Concept 2017’ show this December

/ Wednesday, 23 November 2016 00:00

  Renowned menswear specialist Fouzul Hameed will continue to uplift menswear fashion in Sri Lanka, by presenting the fourth ...


Premium shirt brand Leonardo makes power dressing a privilege

/ Wednesday, 23 November 2016 00:00

Standing from left: Head of Sales Sudath Ittapana, Managing Director A.F.M. Ikram, Executive Director M.M.M. Ihsan, Chief Financial Officer Janakie...


Livestream launches Destination Sri Lanka

/ Friday, 4 November 2016 00:01

Sri Lanka Design Festival (SLDF) will unfold its 2016 fashion edition tonight with the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Runways.  With a powerful prop...


Victoria’s Secret model Jasmine picked for $ 3 m fantasy bra

/ Friday, 4 November 2016 00:01

Reuters: Victoria’s Secret angel Jasmine Tookes earns wings and diamonds for the 2016 runway show. The model has been selected to wear the ...


Sri Lanka Design Festival 2016 edition of Interior Design Exhibition opens

/ Friday, 4 November 2016 00:01

SLDF Interior Design Exhibition was launched last night setting the stage for the newest trends in furniture, homeware and lighting design amidst a...


Hirdaramani to combine high fashion with travel ease on Mercedes-Benz Fashion Runways at Sri Lanka Design Festival 2016

/ Friday, 28 October 2016 00:01

Hirdaramani is one of Sri Lanka’s leading apparel manufacturers with outstanding sustainable fashion tech. This year, as Sri Lanka D...


‘Hire a Designer’ at REVEAL 2016 presented by AOD hosted at Sri Lanka Design Festival

/ Thursday, 27 October 2016 00:00

AOD presents industries with a fresh group of design professionals to enrich the business sector   With a carefully cur...


Legendary Balmond Studio looks to transform design dimensions at Sri Lanka Design Festival 2016

/ Wednesday, 26 October 2016 00:01

Architectural design for many is about defining a building, however for the world renowned spatial designer and Architect Cecil Balmond,...


MAS Active presents future of fashion construction under the spotlight at SLDF’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Runways

/ Friday, 21 October 2016 00:01

MAS Active, part of the award-winning MAS Group, is entering the global spotlight this year as it presents a new ideal for travel style by...


French fashion flags its economic importance

/ Friday, 21 October 2016 00:01

Paris (Reuters): France’s fashion and fashion-related businesses such as jewels, eyewear, watches and high-end cosmetics generate more sales ...


Thread giant Coats powers apparel industry for sixth consecutive year at Sri Lanka Design Festival 2016

/ Thursday, 20 October 2016 00:00

    Coats President of Global Apparel and Footwear Adrian Elliott to visit SL to share the company’s vision of ...


Timex presents ‘Tropical City Style’ on Mercedes-Benz Fashion Runways at Sri Lanka Design Festival 2016

/ Wednesday, 19 October 2016 00:01

Timex Garments will be part of this year’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Runways held as part of the annual Sri Lanka Design Festival. With ...


The Manufacturing Model of Tomorrow – Is there an agile one that can deliver to the future?

/ Thursday, 13 October 2016 00:00

    Serial entrepreneur, style icon and owner of legendary brand Kookai, Rob Cromb speaks on his journey and how his ...


Sri Lanka Design Festival to focus on disruptive innovation

/ Tuesday, 11 October 2016 00:01

Sri Lanka Design Festival focusing on the current  transformative context for the fashion and apparel industries will be held this November....


Apparel industry gears up for Sri Lanka Design Festival 2016

/ Tuesday, 4 October 2016 00:02

Sri Lankan apparel makers prepare to lead ‘travel fashion’ to the world, steering the industry’s future for bigger and better pro...


Today's Columnists

President to unveil bronze statue in Borella of Ceylon’s second Prime Minister tomorrow

10 December 2016

Those who have known or met the second Prime Minister of then Ceylon are but a few among the living now, albeit few relatives. Those who are living but yet remember to give the information are even less in number. Some of us were fortunate to ha...


Local elections: New mixed-member method or old PR method?

9 December 2016

  I was looking forward to voting in local elections under a new mixed member system. Wearing my ratepayer hat, I was attracted to the idea of electing somebody who would be accountable to my ‘ward’ or my neighbourhood in ...


Youth underemployment: Tragedy of a generation

9 December 2016

Out of the 7.8 million employed population, 1.2 million people are estimated to be three-wheeler drivers. This is a staggering 15.4% of the working population. As a result today many sectors of the economy today are starved of critical ma...


Governance: On the bus! Or has it missed the bus?

9 December 2016

‘ISSARAHA BAHINAWAA’ – civil society’s proclivity is bow out of a crowded bus when private interests and partisan agendas win the argument over reason and responsibility; but now, more than ever perhaps, is the tim...


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