Fashion

‘Threads of Time’ – The anticipation heightens

Views - 9 Tuesday, 21 August 2018 00:00

As the days draw closer to what will undoubtedly be one of, or in fact the fashion event of the year, the team behind ‘Threads of Fashion,’ an explosion of couture which will take to the ramp on 2 September, is increasingly busy with preparations


Sri Lanka’s world class apparel knowhow expands to South Asia

Views - 6 Tuesday, 21 August 2018 00:00

Having successfully wrapped a three decades’ run, Sri Lanka’s foremost apparel training body is to expand to the South Asian region next. Meanwhile, for Sri Lanka to sustain its apparel advantage over the longer term, it needs to think beyond its


Runway Model Academy to provide education to the fashion industry

Views - 40 Tuesday, 14 August 2018 00:00

By Divya Thotawatte Model trainer, producer and choreographer Lou Ching Wong shed light upon his recently opened Runway Model Academy during an interview with the Daily FT. Lou Ching mentioned that the whole aim of the Runway Model Academy was to pr


IIT launches SL’s first fashion-oriented Masters program

Views - 47 Tuesday, 14 August 2018 00:00

By Divya Thotawatte Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT) recently launched Sri Lanka’s first fashion-oriented Masters program with the introduction of the MA Fashion Business Management from the University of Westminster, UK. The Masters in F


Sri Lanka’s work in the creative industries recognised in UK

Views - 54 Tuesday, 14 August 2018 00:00

Linda Speldewinde, known for pushing the power of design in Sri Lanka and incorporating creative innovation into the local economy, recently received a rare international honour from one of Britain’s most prestigious universities. Northumbria Univ


SLDW 2018 kicks off

Views - 26 Friday, 10 August 2018 00:10

The Sri Lanka Design Week (SLDW) 2018 showcasing the designs of the graduates of the University of Moratuwa was inaugurated this week. The Design Week which


A difference through design with local artisans: AOD Design for Sustainable Development Foundation

Views - 76 Friday, 10 August 2018 00:10

When the Design for Sustainable Development Foundation was launched few years ago, the big idea was to facilitate designers and artisans to collaborate with one another to create contemporary craft products, and create a network of retailers, buyers,


Daraz Fashion Week: Sri Lanka’s first online shoppable fashion week

Views - 15 Tuesday, 7 August 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s first ever online fashion week by Daraz.lk is mere days away and the excitement has reached fever pitch. What could be more exciting than an entire week of shopping without needing to leave your seat? No need to lug heavy bags from shop


Fast fashion Korean brand XIMIVOGUE launches in Sri Lanka

Views - 14 Tuesday, 7 August 2018 00:00

The fast fashion merchandise brand XIMIVOGUE recently launched in Sri Lanka. The new outlet in Maharagama was unveiled recently and accommodates various products such as household items, health and beauty, seasonal products, plush dolls and toys, di


University of Moratuwa Graduation Fashion Show to heighten local talent

Views - 61 Tuesday, 7 August 2018 00:00

By Shannon Jayawardena The University of Moratuwa Graduation Fashion Show is to showcase various outfits, designed by the students while taking local talent to new heights on 14 August at 6:30 p.m. at the Shangri La Hotel Colombo. The 12th edition w


‘Sri Lanka Design Week 2018’ set to celebrate integrations and innovations in design

Views - 28 Tuesday, 7 August 2018 00:00

The Department of Integrated Design of the University of Moratuwa is set to host a week-long celebration of product design, fashion and lifestyle design, media and communication design – the highly anticipated ‘Sri Lanka Design Week 2018’. The


SLDW 2018 to celebrate design in Sri Lanka

Views - 40 Monday, 30 July 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka Design Week 2018 (SLDW), a fête of product design, fashion and lifestyle design, media and communications design, is to take place delivering a range of platforms and experiences that will inspire design on multiple levels.


Responsible Fashion Summit 2nd edition kicks off with designer perspective

Views - 21 Monday, 30 July 2018 00:00

The theme for the second Responsible Fashion Summit held was ‘Earth Sensitive’, with nearly every stakeholder of the fashion supply chain sharing knowledge of direction.


AOD backs alumnus Amesh Wijesekera’s Intl. Fashion Showcase participation at London Fashion Week

Views - 20 Monday, 30 July 2018 00:00

Amesh Wijesekera has been selected from close to 100 international designers for the International Fashion Showcase at London Fashion Week. The International Fashion Showcase (IFS) nurtures and presents work from the most exciting fashion talent from


Responsible Fashion Summit highlights current issues of fashion industry

Views - 46 Thursday, 19 July 2018 00:00

By Divya Thotawatte Focusing on environmental responsibility on the theme ‘Earth Sensitive,’ the Responsible Fashion Summit was held recently for the second consecutive year to redefine sustainability and to bring solutions that are relevant to t


Design for Sustainable Development Foundation’s fashion with purpose to empower local artisans

Views - 262 Wednesday, 4 July 2018 00:00

The Design for Sustainable Development Foundation (DSDF) an entity that has long been supporting the local arts and craft


Hirdaramani Group demonstrates responsibility in the fashion industry

Views - 28 Wednesday, 4 July 2018 00:00

The Hirdaramani Group one of the key advocates at this week’s Responsible Fashion Summit, once again actively reinforced


Federer walks out at Wimbledon in Uniqlo shirt, not Nike

Views - 21 Tuesday, 3 July 2018 00:00

London (Reuters): Roger Federer’s career-long association with Nike appeared to be over yesterday as the Wimbledon champion walked on to Centre Court to open the defence of his title wearing a Uniqlo branded outfit. Gone was the Nike swish from his


Best of Sri Lankan apparel at SLABA Runway 2018 Royal

Views - 24 Tuesday, 3 July 2018 00:00

The Sri Lanka Apparel Brands Association (SLABA) will once again stage SLABA Runway 2018, featuring the cream of Sri Lanka’s apparel brands that will showcase their designs on 11 September at a glitzy ramp extravaganza. SLABA Runway 2018’ will be


Singer Fashion Academy first in SL to receive CSD (UK) ‘Validated’ status

Views - 53 Tuesday, 3 July 2018 00:00

Helping local students studying fashion embark on a successful international career, the Singer Fashion Academy has recently become the first Sri Lankan institute to receive ‘Validated’ status for courses from the Chartered Society of Designers (


DSI opens brand new showroom in Kurunegala

Views - 50 Tuesday, 3 July 2018 00:00

No.138, Colombo Road, Kurunegala is now the address of the brand new DSI showroom. Ceremonially opened on 14 June, the showroom is the fourth to be opened in the town of Kurunegala to provide customers with easier access to the entire range of brands


2nd Responsible Fashion Summit focuses on environmental responsibility with theme ‘Earth Sensitive’

Views - 32 Tuesday, 3 July 2018 00:00

There is greater need now in the world of fashion to redefine sustainability and to bring solutions that are relevant to the issues that the global fashion industry is facing. The Responsible Fashion Movement was set up in 2017 to do just that. It fi


Menswear in vogue for luxury brands with designs on growth

Views - 16 Thursday, 28 June 2018 00:00

PARIS (Reuters): Young, hip, urban, and male ... meet the fashion world’s new best friend. Luxury brands are raising their game in menswear, which is expanding at a faster clip than women’s clothing as styles loosen up and streetwear like hoodies


BMW partners with Luxury Resortwear Edition of Swim Week Colombo

Views - 48 Thursday, 28 June 2018 00:00

BMW recognised as the world’s most sustainable company in the automotive industry by Dow Jones Sustainability Index since 2005, recently partnered with the Luxury Resortwear Edition of Swim Week Colombo to endorse Swim Week’s vision to create a u


The true cost of fashion

Views - 17 Thursday, 28 June 2018 00:00

Year 2018 marks five years since the fourth largest industrial disaster in history, which claimed the lives of 1,138 garment workers and injured another 2,500. On 24 April 2013, the Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed due to structural failure of th


Luxury Resortwear edition of Swim Week Colombo creates business opportunity for local designers

Views - 42 Thursday, 28 June 2018 00:00

Swim Week Colombo through its latest edition of Luxury Resortwear creates a destination based opportunity for Sri Lankan designers by focusing on one of the world’s most high growth categories. Luxury Resortwear is on the rise around the world due


Fouzul Hameed grooms Mr. World Sri Lanka 2018 contestants

Views - 30 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 - 101 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 - 24 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 - 34 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.


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Identifying traitors: I cannot wait until Dr. Padeniya presents his point scheme

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Cause for excitement I am excited! A way of identifying and measuring a traitor is soon to be unveiled; by no less than the President of the GMOA! Hasn’t he also qualified in some department of neurology? All the more reason to justify my excitemen


The evils of translocating wild elephants

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

The subject of translocating wild elephants has been a much-debated topic recently, after the Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWLC), acting on the orders of the Minster for Wildlife, wanted to move the only two wild elephants habituating the Sin


Climate scientists cheating us to a $ 12 b/year economic loss in 2050

Monday, 20 August 2018

Local news media carried the disturbing pronouncement by World Bank economists to the effect that Sri Lanka will become an extremely hot territory with 30C temperature rise and $ 12 billion per year economic loss by 2050.


Singapore miracle – How SL could benefit from trade with Singapore

Monday, 20 August 2018

According to a media report released by President’s Media Division, a committee of experts has been appointed by the President to examine and report on ‘the practical impact and use of the proposed officer policy guidelines and recommendations on


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