Fashion

Fouzul Hameed grooms Mr. World Sri Lanka 2018 contestants

Views - 11 Friday, 22 June 2018 00:00

Fashion Guru, Fouzul Hameed recently shared his expertise with the contestants of the prestigious Siyatha Mr. World Sri Lanka 2018


IGFS 2018 to showcase best talent

Views - 33 Friday, 22 June 2018 00:00

International Graduate Fashion Spectacle (IGFS) 2018 organised by Mod’Art International and Lanka Institute of Fashion


Syrian refugee launches luxury sneaker brand in France

Views - 10 Monday, 18 June 2018 00:00

LILLE, France (Reuters): When Daniel Essa fled Syria in 2014, he faced an uncertain future as a refugee in France, where he knew few people and less French.


Fashion Card of Nations Trust Bank American Express celebrates luxury resort wear with Fashion Week

Views - 23 Monday, 18 June 2018 00:00

Synonymous with luxury lifestyles, Nations Trust American Express Card takes pride in bringing forth distinctive and memorable experiences for their Card members.


Italian Embassy partners AOD to celebrate iconic Italian design

Views - 11 Monday, 18 June 2018 00:00

Forming a progressive partnership between academia and diplomacy, the Italian Embassy in Colombo recently collaborated with AOD to present a rare rendition into the most iconic elements of Italy’s creative legacy.


Responsible Fashion Movement presents 2nd hackathon: The Making of the Green Gene

Views - 13 Monday, 18 June 2018 00:00

The Responsible Fashion Movement launched their second hackathon last month under the theme ‘THE MAKING OF THE GREEN GENE” in association with the Hirdaramani Group.


Islamic fashion school cuts a faithful figure in Indonesia

Views - 10 Tuesday, 12 June 2018 00:45

Reuters: Indonesia’s first Islamic fashion school is teaching students in the world’s largest Muslim-majority country the usual skills of design, styling and marketing - but with a religion-specific twist. As demand grows for Islamic apparel, fe


With sales boom in mind, Gucci tightens grip on suppliers

Views - 12 Tuesday, 12 June 2018 00:42

FLORENCE, Italy (Reuters): Kering’s fashion powerhouse Gucci is bringing more manufacturing in-house, as luxury firms step up efforts to meet rampant demand from Chinese shoppers with slicker operations. Gucci, which said this week it could one day


Luxury Resort-wear: Focus of next Fashion Week

Views - 218 Tuesday, 12 June 2018 00:00

The next edition of Fashion Week Colombo from 4 to 7 July at Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo The growing segment of Luxury Resort-wear will be in focus at the next edition of Fashion Week, hosted at Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo. This segment includes Swimwe


Kim Kardashian and Naomi Campbell pick up honors at U.S. fashion awards

Views - 10 Wednesday, 6 June 2018 00:00

Reuters: Some of the biggest names and fans of fashion made their way to Brooklyn


‘Threads of Time’ to showcase the best of Stylemart Designer Kavita Thulasidas

Views - 16 Wednesday, 6 June 2018 00:00

Threads of Time,’ a fashion extravaganza, will display some of the best creations of Stylemart Singapore Designer and Owner Kavita Thulasidas on 2 September at the Hilton Ballroom.


LiCC joins hands with Chocolaate for MDFD 2018

Views - 16 Wednesday, 6 June 2018 00:00

Bringing out the local fashion talent Chocolaate Mother Daughter Fashion Designer contest 2018 in association with LiCC


Fashion with Sri Lankan handloom takes centre stage in Ha Noi

Views - 15 Wednesday, 6 June 2018 00:00

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Ha Noi recently organised a fashion show featuring Sri Lankan designer Dhamique Amarasekara


Fashion and the modern face of female professionalism

Views - 18 Friday, 1 June 2018 00:00

Behind every successful man is a woman; behind every successful woman is an intelligently crafted wardrobe. To the powerful


Raffles Design Institute becomes RCDB

Views - 14 Friday, 1 June 2018 00:00

The Raffles Education Corporation, which was founded in Singapore in 1990, has spread across Asia, Europe and Australia


A style for every story at the Samarphanam exhibition this weekend

Views - 88 Friday, 1 June 2018 00:00

From its inception, Samarphanam has developed a unique style of its own, reflecting the ancient traditions of Indian


Turning words into action at Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2018

Views - 39 Wednesday, 23 May 2018 00:00

A total of 1,300 key players from more than 50 countries across the globe representing the fashion sector, politics, NGOs,


Meghan loved her veil embroidered with tribute to the Commonwealth - designer

Views - 17 Wednesday, 23 May 2018 00:00

LONDON (Reuters) - When Meghan Markle walked down the aisle to marry Prince Harry on Saturday, she had with her the 53


Colombo Fashion Week kicks off with Asia’s first ‘Responsible Fashion Summit’

Views - 75 Wednesday, 21 March 2018 08:53

The Colombo Fashion Week kicked off with Asia’s first ‘Responsible Fashion Summit’ unveiling the responsible fashion movement founded based on bringing forth ethical fashion while strongly focusing on sustainable development of the fashion indu


Hameedia launches full grain leather Envoy shoe collection

Views - 32 Monday, 19 March 2018 00:26

Hameedia, Sri Lanka’s leading menswear specialist has launched Envoy Shoes for the man about town. This exciting new range of casual shoes – Envoy Sport – adds style and comfort for the complete man. Made from full grain leather and thermoplas


Promoting integration of fashion and artificial intelligence

Views - 19 Monday, 19 March 2018 00:26

The Institute of Textiles and Clothing (ITC) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is collaborating with the Vision and Beauty Team at Alibaba Group, which specialises in vision intelligence and applications, to establish the first-of-its-k


Versace and Furla join designer labels ditching fur

Views - 28 Monday, 19 March 2018 00:24

MILAN (Reuters): Italian fashion house Versace and handbag and accessories maker Furla said they would stop using real fur in their creations, joining a growing list of luxury labels turning their backs on the fur industry. Fashion houses around the


First Responsible Fashion Summit today aims to position Sri Lanka as destination for ethical fashion

Views - 489 Monday, 19 March 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka takes the lead in Asia with the innovative first edition of the Responsible Fashion Summit, the first of its kind to push the envelope to bring about changes in the mindset which has a direct positive impact on the fashion supply chain. The


HSBC Colombo Fashion Week – Building the next generation of Sri Lankan designers

Views - 22 Friday, 16 March 2018 00:00

Nurturing the next generation of Sri Lankan fashion designers collectively has been the key focus since the inception


Business of batiks in Buckingham Palace

Views - 61 Friday, 16 March 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s batik industry which was virtually revived more than a decade ago, by fashion icon Darshi Keerthisena who


DI designers shine at Footwear and Leather Fair 2018

Views - 22 Friday, 16 March 2018 00:00

DI, a leader in leather footwear in Sri Lanka, won several awards at the design competition held concurrent to the Footwear and Leather Fair 2018 which concluded recently.


Dressing female leadership, our own way

Views - 45 Wednesday, 7 March 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka is a country with a rich history of female leadership, starting from legendary queens centuries ago,


Singer Fashion Academy continues to empower women entrepreneurs

Views - 68 Wednesday, 7 March 2018 00:00

The Singer Fashion Academy, recognised for nurturing creative skills and helping build entrepreneurial opportunities for women


NOLIMIT wins prestigious Gold Awards from Triumph

Views - 23 Wednesday, 7 March 2018 00:00

Continuing to maintain NOLIMIT’s spectacular winning streak, Sri Lanka’s leading fashion retail chain secured two more glittering


Ajai Vir Singh appointed Council Member of Commonwealth Fashion Council, London

Views - 91 Friday, 2 March 2018 00:00

Ajai Vir Singh was appointed as a Council Member of the Commonwealth Fashion Council in London. There are four from Asia and total of eight representing 52 countries.


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Crisis-ridden Sri Lanka economy: Time for economics to prevail on politics

Monday, 25 June 2018

Sri Lanka’s official statistics bureau, Department of Census and Statistics or DCS, has released the country’s 2018 first quarter provisional economic growth data in its website (available at: http://www.statistics.gov.lk/national_accounts/dcsna_


In defence of State banks – The Basel III phobia is the sword of Damocles over their heads!

Monday, 25 June 2018

Time and again over the last year, and more recently in fact, the sceptre of Basel III has raised its head in the print and electronic media.


Great ‘Gamperaliya’: A great novel made into a great film by a great director

Saturday, 23 June 2018

‘Gamperaliya’ (Changes in the Village/Changement au Village) was the third feature film made by ace director Lester James Peries. It was released on 20 December 1963.The film was based on the famous novel of the same name written by the doyen of


Thushani takes Todos to new heights

Saturday, 23 June 2018

Thushani Rodrigo has always amazed me. From the very first day I met her, I have been in awe of her strength, courage and grace and constantly impressed by her creativity. The discipline and commitment she brings to her work, her farsightedness and h


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