Fashion

AOD sets up international collaboration with top Danish designer Henrik Vibskov

Views - 8 Tuesday, 16 October 2018 00:01

As the business of fashion morphs itself across the globe in preparation for the fourth industrial revolution, Sri Lanka aims to establish its own place in this transformation. AOD, a longstanding contemporary design and innovation partner of the loc


Shaping Lankan fashion’s circular future with design, tech and innovation

Views - 61 Thursday, 4 October 2018 00:00

Since its first edition held close to a decade ago, in 2009, Sri Lanka’s Sustainable Fashion Summit has established itself as one of South Asia’s leading events on sustainability in the wearables business. By convening Sri Lanka’s apparel indu


South Asian Apparel Leadership Forum to discuss where Sri Lankan apparel meets design, tech, innovat

Views - 46 Wednesday, 3 October 2018 00:00

The Fourth Industrial Revolution was heralded in with Klaus Schwab, the World Economic Forum’s Executive Chairman, warning that the current breakthroughs disrupting almost every industry in every country were sweeping across at unprecedented speeds


Life’s a beach at Chanel for Paris Fashion Week

Views - 15 Wednesday, 3 October 2018 00:00

PARIS (Reuters): Chanel took the fashion set on an exotic beach getaway for its catwalk show on Tuesday, as models wearing the French couture house’s trademark tweed suits and sun hats strolled barefoot along the sand, waves lapping at their feet.


Bringing together creativity and business under one roof

Views - 13 Monday, 1 October 2018 00:00

The premier private education provider, Raffles Education Corporation is once again in the spotlight opening avenues for aspiring young individuals.


Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2018 / Innovation Island Fashion and its influence on South Asia’s crea

Views - 59 Monday, 1 October 2018 00:00

Nearing a five billion dollar income by end 2018, it is no secret that fashion is currently Sri Lanka’s biggest industrial success.


‘Innovation Island’: Sri Lanka as a regional hub for creative industries

Views - 52 Thursday, 27 September 2018 00:00

The ‘Innovation Island’ campaign is AOD’s most ambitious international campaign to date. It showcases the very best of what Sri Lanka has to offer in order to encourage the world to visit, study and do business with Sri Lanka. The campaign draw


Singer Fashion Show 2018 showcases Fashion Academy student talents

Views - 65 Thursday, 13 September 2018 00:00

The Singer Fashion Show and Awards Ceremony 2018 was recently held at the Bishops College Auditorium and marked the annual showcase of designs and creations of diploma students from the Singer Fashion Academy. Their efforts were rewarded during the a


Fouzul Hameed launches high-end ‘Limited Edition’ collection at Envoy Mansion

Views - 23 Thursday, 13 September 2018 00:00

Enhancing the style quotient in Colombo, Fouzul Hameed has launched its latest ‘Limited Edition’ at the Envoy Mansion. The Limited Edition collection features one-of-a-kind pieces coveted by every style icon – with luxe trims, exclusive fabrics


Get third-time-lucky at Chokolaate Centrestage 2018!

Views - 14 Thursday, 13 September 2018 00:00

Do you wake up every morning with a song in your heart that you end up belting out in the shower? Do the things that come out of your mouth sound like gibberish to everyone listening but make perfect sense to you? Do you love making people laugh? Do


Innovation Island, Sri Lanka’s game plan to harness its creative economy, to unfold

Views - 93 Thursday, 6 September 2018 00:00

Towards end 2009, the newly conflict-free Sri Lanka was fresh on the global marketplace, bursting with opportunity. With a strategically ideal positioning in the world map, untapped consumer markets, fresh talent, paradisiacal beauty, rich lifestyle


‘Threads of Time’ – A show like no other

Views - 31 Wednesday, 5 September 2018 00:00

‘Threads of Time,’ a fashion extravaganza that was billed as a show like no other, indeed lived up to its promise by exceeding all expectations. Organiser and Architect of the show Anita Dorai pulled out all stops to ensure that this was indeed


Design and innovation accelerator for Sri Lanka

Views - 39 Thursday, 30 August 2018 00:00

Design thinking for industry has been recognised as the future’s DNA for well over a decade now, and countries like the UK have leveraged this, gaining remarkable results. Local economies in the UK have grown their creative industries twice as


‘Threads of Time’ – The anticipation heightens

Views - 33 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 - 28 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 - 82 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 - 123 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 - 72 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 - 44 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 - 110 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 - 38 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 - 59 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 - 96 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 - 55 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 - 57 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 - 30 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 - 40 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 - 70 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 - 308 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 - 33 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


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Finishing the job of ending poverty in South Asia

Thursday, 18 October 2018

“I have a four-year-old son back in my village. I want to make a better life for him,” says Sharmin Akhtar, a 19-year-old employee in one of Dhaka’s many flourishing garment factories. Like thousands of other poor women, Sharmin came down to B


Depreciating rupee: Avoiding a money-go-round

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Sri Lanka’s excessive reliance on foreign capital to finance investment under favourable external financial conditions is now leading to disruptions, as those conditions change in a decisive interest rate tightening phase in the United States. As U


Responsible water stewardship in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Unlike many of our regional neighbours, Sri Lanka is blessed with an abundant water table. However, many companies do not feel the full value of this precious resource due to the limited regulation and monitoring of fresh water extraction for busines


Economy in disarray, banks flourishing; can this be true?

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

It is earlier reported that the growth in bank credit accelerated in August despite the tight credit and money conditions and rising non-performing loans in the banking sector. It is further reported that the year-on-year (YoY) growth in credit accel


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