Fashion

Wearing your superpower

Views - 50 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 - 190 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 - 655 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 - 115 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 - 31 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 - 37 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 - 47 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 - 66 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 - 72 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 - 150 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 - 54 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 - 55 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 - 238 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 - 40 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 - 86 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 - 190 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 - 85 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 - 51 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 - 72 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 - 58 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 - 22 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 - 100 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 - 87 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 - 222 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 - 84 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 - 17 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 - 21 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 - 140 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 - 956 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 - 29 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.


Today's Columnists

Craving a world with free migration of Homo sapiens

Monday, 18 June 2018

During the discussion time following the presentation of a paper by former diplomat Tamara Kunanayakam on the invasion of Sri Lanka’s economic policymaking by neoliberal economic thinkers two weeks ago, Colombo University’s economics don Lalithas


Sigmoid Curve and Sri Lanka: Significant signals

Monday, 18 June 2018

Sri Lanka, often named as the ‘Wonder of Asia,’ has many citizens wondering what is going on.


Refuse and recuse in Cloud-Cuckoo-Land

Friday, 15 June 2018

I had a dream. That there were monsters ruling the land in the disguise of being military champions. But then some knights in slightly tarnished armour rode to the nation’s defence and liberated us from our saviours. And all was well again. At leas


Floods, drought and disasters

Thursday, 14 June 2018

The Yahapalana Government has been singularly unfortunate in having to face many natural and manmade disasters during their regime.Almost every year many citizens have to undergo the consequences of floods in certain parts of the country whereas ther


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