Fashion

Sirio awarded for exceptional growth at BCCSA 2017

Views - 106 Thursday, 14 December 2017 00:00

With a continuous drive towards long-term growth and highly focused export-oriented strategy, Badalgama-based apparel manufacturer Sirio Ltd.


Graduating class 2018 of Asian International School presents PULS8

Views - 199 Thursday, 30 November 2017 00:00

It’s going to be an evening of chic fashion and trendy designs as the graduating class of AIS hit the runway and present a fashion show with a difference. The event titled PULS8 Feel The Beat will be held on 5 December at the Kings Court Cinnamo


AMDT’s Fashion Design Creative UK Degree level qualifications January 2018 enrollments now open

Views - 106 Thursday, 30 November 2017 00:00

From early ages to modern civilisations of today, fashion has played a major role in sculpting societies. Sri Lanka’s fashion industries have risen to cater the international markets at large scale. Thus, resulted a high demand for fashion designer


AOD presents world-class UK design degrees to its class of 2017 at AOD Graduation

Views - 118 Thursday, 30 November 2017 00:00

A decade back, the news of a new group of professionally qualified designers graduating was not the kind that interested the business world or the Government. However, the situation could not be more different today. Welcoming the latest cohort of A


NOLIMIT founder Mubarack awarded ‘Passionate 2017’ for reshaping Sri Lanka’s fashion industry

Views - 944 Wednesday, 29 November 2017 00:00

N.L.M. Mubarack, the founder of NOLIMIT, the leading fashion retail chain in Sri Lanka, was among the 13 individuals selected by Business Today magazine and presented with ‘Passionate’ awards.


Fashion Bug ‘Serenades’ fashionistas for the season

Views - 57 Wednesday, 29 November 2017 00:00

Fashion Bug, Sri Lanka’s leading fashion destination, dazzled the audience as they unveiled this year’s seasonal collection at Serenade, a fashion show attended by their elite clientele, which was held at JieJie Beach by Jetwing recently.


Introducing the Smart Factory

Views - 132 Wednesday, 29 November 2017 00:00

JASTECA Institute of Management in collaboration with JK Agencies Ltd. announces its annual program titled ‘JUKI Production Management Program for the Garment Industry’. This program is implemented with the support


Hirdaramani ‘Achievers 2017’ awards ceremony celebrates associates graduating from leadership traini

Views - 237 Monday, 27 November 2017 00:00

Hirdaramani recently held their annual graduation – Achievers 2017 – to recognise and reward employees who successfully completed their Learning and Development training under the CARE (Career Awareness Resources to Excel) initiative.


AOD’s REVEAL 2017 marks new chapter in design for business

Views - 122 Monday, 27 November 2017 00:00

Industry heavyweights, leading organisations and big brands gathered to employ the latest cohort of professionally qualified designers in fashion design, graphic design, interior design and motion graphics and animation design, to lead creative innov


Fouzul Hameed’s annual fashion showcase – Envoy Concept 2018 receives glowing reviews

Views - 81 Friday, 17 November 2017 00:00

Hameedia, Sri Lanka’s leading menswear specialist recently concluded the fifth edition of its highly anticipated, fashion showcase – Concept2018


Hirdaramani supports future of Sri Lanka apparel by powering next gen talent at Mercedes-Benz Fashi

Views - 107 Friday, 10 November 2017 00:00

As an official industry patron at MBFW, Hirdaramani’s emerging leadership talks about the future of Sri Lanka Apparel while lending its resources and expertise to support emerging designers showcasing at the Mercedes-


Barefoot House Showcase 2017 tomorrow

Views - 97 Friday, 10 November 2017 00:00

The unique Barefoot – The House Collection 2017 showcase will be held tomorrow (11 November) at 7:30 p.m. at the Barefoot Garden Cafe.


PM to inaugurate Intex South Asia held from 15-17 November at SLECC

Views - 34 Friday, 10 November 2017 00:00

The third edition of Intex South Asia – the largest and only international textile sourcing show in South Asia for yarns,


Brandix supports Sri Lanka to become South Asia’s fashion hub for inspired solutions, with Mercedes-

Views - 145 Thursday, 26 October 2017 00:00

Brandix has long been celebrated as an inspired solutions provider in Sri Lankan apparel manufacturing, leading the philosophy of ‘total solutions’ in the island’s strategic evolution to position itself as a turnkey fashion hub. Further contri


DIMO in partnership with AOD hosts Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Sri Lanka’s 1st International Fashio

Views - 161 Wednesday, 25 October 2017 00:06

Sri Lanka’s automotive giant Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO) recently announced its biggest collaboration yet – Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Sri Lanka.


Coats powers Sri Lanka’s first Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2017

Views - 270 Wednesday, 25 October 2017 00:05

Coats Chief Digital and Technology Officer Hizmy Hassen to speak at South Asian Apparel Leadership Forum at MBFW on digital strategy and creative disruptive business models


South Asia Textiles to implement MTI-enabled Strategic Plan

Views - 126 Wednesday, 25 October 2017 00:00

South Asia Textiles Ltd., a leading Sri Lankan textile manufacturer specialised in producing exceptional quality weft knitted fabric, is to implement the five-year Strategic Plan developed with MTI Consulting.


London the starting line as Adidas laces up robotic shoe run

Views - 24 Tuesday, 24 October 2017 00:00

LONDON (Reuters): Adidas has launched the first of six planned city-themed running shoe models in London as it capitalises on its first Speedfactory, which it has opened in Germany and equipped with time-saving robotics. Adidas plans to use the facto


Signature Brand joins Colombo Shopping Festival as Official Men’s Garment Partner

Views - 44 Tuesday, 24 October 2017 00:00

Colombo Shopping Festival, the most awaited shopping extravaganza is ready to bring an unmatched experience that shoppers will never forget from 16 to 23 December at the BMICH. The biggest shopping gala in the upcoming Christmas season is organised b


Curating the true International Fashion Week Experience in SL

Views - 163 Tuesday, 24 October 2017 00:00

With Sri Lanka’s first-ever international fashion week— Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week — announced recently, there is much talk about the event in the usual fashion circles, and even outside them. There is a good reason why the public is excited ab


Building a thriving fashion business ecosystem in Sri Lanka

Views - 1167 Monday, 23 October 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka is to witness its first international fashion event this month with Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Hosted as a joint coalition between Sri Lanka’s most dynamic design educator AOD, the automotive giant Dimo and the multi-billion dollar local


Design and why it matters for manufacturing

Views - 42 Friday, 20 October 2017 00:00

Design is often looked at as the icing on the manufacturing cake – something that most manufacturers leave to marketing and selling, and of course, early stage ideation.


Singer Fashion Academy expands to help students showcase talents and build entrepreneurial mindset

Views - 46 Friday, 20 October 2017 00:00

The Singer Fashion Academy, celebrated for teaching the nation the art of sewing and nurturing creative skills among a large number of individuals expanded its branch network recently adding Academies in the towns of Warakapola, Mt. Lavinia, Pilimata


Barefoot House Showcase 2017 on 11 November

Views - 363 Friday, 20 October 2017 00:00

The unique Barefoot – The House Collection 2017 showcase will be held on 11 November at 7:30 p.m. at the Barefoot Garden Cafe.


South Asian Apparel Leadership Forum to share insights on seizing opportunity with world’s 2nd large

Views - 47 Thursday, 19 October 2017 10:14

China’s emergence as an economic super-force has been a topic for over a decade now. Powered by the world’s largest populace, China’s rise has astonished, inspired and threatened other economies around the world. And just as the world prepared


Future consumer and biz intelligence from world’s leading foresight experts at South Asian Apparel L

Views - 62 Tuesday, 17 October 2017 00:00

The 2017 edition of the prestigious apparel and business meeting-of-minds – the South Asian Apparel Leadership Forum – has announced that the world renowned business foresight and innovation consultancy – Future Laboratory will be part of its i


Fast Retailing tailors a bright future in Asia

Views - 38 Monday, 16 October 2017 00:00

Hong Kong (Reuters Breakingviews): Fast Retailing is tailoring a bright future in Asia. Full-year results show the 3.5 trillion yen ($ 32 billion) fashion retailer behind Uniqlo is back on track overseas: growing rapidly across the region, staunching


Loyalists unhappy as Coach becomes Tapestry Inc

Views - 49 Monday, 16 October 2017 00:00

Reuters: Iconic luxury handbag maker Coach Inc risked Wall Street and social media ire last week by announcing a change of its corporate name to Tapestry Inc, as it evolves into a multi-brand upscale retailer.


Azam Habib MD of Grace Lanka Apparels appointed as President of SLABA

Views - 113 Monday, 16 October 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka Apparel Brands Association (SLABA), an association established to protect and uplift the domestic garment manufacturers of the nation announced Azam Habib, the Managing Director of Grace Lanka Apparels Ltd., as the new president of its exec


Gucci bans fur, joining others in seeking alternatives

Views - 43 Monday, 16 October 2017 00:00

Paris (Reuters): Italy’s Gucci will stop using fur in its designs from next year, joining a growing number of fashion houses looking at alternatives after coming under pressure from animal rights activists and changing consumer tastes.


Today's Columnists

Politicians and cricketers: Expected role, selection and performance evaluation (Part 2)

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Before commenting on the selection process, it is better to understand the ground realities and the nature of the beasts. Sri Lanka has a good theoretical education system. This system prompts students to ‘Cram-Remember-Express’ or ‘Read-Rememb


Open letter to M.A. Sumanthiran, MP

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Happy Pongal, Mr Sumanthiran! You and I are from two very different generations. In fact you belong to my uncle’s generation (sadly I don’t get along very well with my uncle). You are a child of the ’70s. I’m a child of the 90s. In a more tex


Why Gota gave me a ‘Gotler’ feeling

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Bourgeoisie venues It is no accident that presidential-candidate hopeful Gotabaya Rajapaksa holds his Viyathmaga meetings in bourgeoisie spots. Once, it had been Shangri-La. Last Saturday, 12 January, it had been Waters Edge. Gota’s speech offered


A lie is also a truth

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Gotabaya Rajapaksa is a determined contender for the presidency. His trenchant lecture to activists of the Viyathmaga forum demonstrated the man’s spiritedness and impulse to act. He is a driven man. What drives him?


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