Fashion

Turning words into action at Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2018

Views - 91 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 - 40 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 - 159 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 - 122 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 - 54 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 - 77 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 - 705 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 - 89 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 - 290 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 - 49 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 - 111 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 - 304 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 - 76 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 - 128 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.


LiCC Jeans celebrates 10th anniversary with 10 unique collections at ‘Jeaneration 2018’

Views - 107 Friday, 2 March 2018 00:00

LiCC, Sri Lanka’s revolutionary brand of jeans today launched its ‘Jeaneration 2018’ collection at a gala soiree at the Hilton Colombo


Fashion Bug bags Gold award for Best Key Account Partner from Triumph

Views - 80 Friday, 2 March 2018 00:00

Fashion Bug, one of Sri Lanka’s leading retail clothing stores bagged the Gold award for ‘Best Key Account Partner’


Wearing your superpower

Views - 110 Friday, 2 March 2018 00:00

Professional women and all women with a mission have something to say—and they will wear it. This seems to be the mood


The Body Shop opens new store at Kandy City Centre

Views - 927 Monday, 26 February 2018 00:00

The UK’s iconic beauty brand, The Body Shop, opened its third store in Kandy.


Women, careers and fashion—what it means to embody professionalism through clothes

Views - 732 Monday, 26 February 2018 00:00

This editorial series ‘Wear Your Superpower’ on Daily FT, leading up to International Women’s Day 2018, is in collaboration with fashionmarket.lk.


‘The Responsible Fashion Movement’ aims to showcase Sri Lanka as platform for ‘clean’ and ‘responsib

Views - 200 Friday, 22 December 2017 00:00

The Responsible Fashion Movement is conceptualised by The Design Development Corporation to implement the practical aspect of clean and responsible fashion


Celebrate Christmas in style with Hameedia

Views - 60 Friday, 22 December 2017 00:00

Hameedia, Sri Lanka’s leading menswear specialist offers a shopping bonanza promotion for its customers to make the upcoming Christmas season truly special.


Leema Creations wins SAARC award for Excellence in Interior Design

Views - 153 Thursday, 14 December 2017 00:00

Leema Creations Ltd., one of the leading total interior solutions providers and furniture manufacturers in Sri Lanka, was conferred the Brand Excellence in Interior Decorators and Designers Award for the SAARC


Brazil-Sri Lanka fashion partnership kicks off

Views - 80 Thursday, 14 December 2017 00:00

Initiating yet another promising international collaboration to foster fashion and design innovation, AOD – Sri Lanka’s creative powerhouse – recently


En vogue urbans enter Sri Lanka national crafts sphere for the first time

Views - 119 Thursday, 14 December 2017 00:00

For the first time, chic, urban craft trends enigmatically nurtured by an unusual group of Lankan seniors have entered the domestic marketplace.


Sirio awarded for exceptional growth at BCCSA 2017

Views - 123 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 - 212 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 - 127 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 - 155 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 - 1219 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 - 69 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.


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Come, let us build!

Friday, 26 April 2019

It was the best of times; it was the worst of times. Best because Sri Lanka was united in what it did well: being at peace, on an extended sabbatical, pursuing the absence of conflict – even mindlessly – and enjoying the fruit of island life. Wor


Black Easter

Friday, 26 April 2019

To Sri Lankan Christians, Easter this year was a day of God where demons reigned. It can be considered an unfortunate day in which the country was plunged again into the uncivilised wretchedness that prevailed in the country during the violent confli


Explaining Sri Lanka’s new Emergency Regulations on ‘publication’

Friday, 26 April 2019

Sri Lanka’s President issued a new set of Emergency Regulations on 22 April. This note explains the contents of Emergency Regulation 15, which concerns the ‘control of publications’, and certain other regulations relevant to publication. There


A secular public space is essential for the safety and wellbeing of all

Friday, 26 April 2019

The heart is heavy and the pen is slow. The environment is thick with the shared sorrow of many. Pain and suffering caused by deaths of hundreds and maiming of more on Easter of 2019 will linger for the rest of our lives. But life must go on and we m


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