Fashion

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

Views - 77 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 - 49 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 - 66 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 - 52 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 - 19 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 - 91 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 - 73 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 - 217 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 - 73 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 - 15 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 - 18 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 - 133 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 - 903 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 - 28 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 - 29 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 - 292 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 - 38 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 - 43 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 - 27 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 - 39 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 - 25 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 - 35 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.


Ocean Lanka felicitates long-serving employees at Loyalty Awards 2017

Views - 20 Monday, 16 October 2017 00:00

Ocean Lanka, one of the largest weft knitted fabric manufacturer in Sri Lanka, recently held its second annual awards ceremony ‘Loyalty Awards 2017’ to felicitate more than 100 long serving employees who have served the company since its inceptio


Mercedes Benz Fashion Week to elevate apparel and fashion industry to new heights

Views - 66 Monday, 16 October 2017 00:00

Mercedes Benz, a globally-renowned automobile brand, and Diesel and Motor Engineering Company Plc (DIMO), in partnership with the Academy of Design (AOD), will be holding the first-ever international fashion platform in Sri Lanka from 27-30 October.


South Asian Apparel Leadership Forum 2017 to supercharge apparel industry vision with groundbreaking

Views - 4718 Wednesday, 11 October 2017 00:00

The South Asian Apparel Leadership Forum, which has been an influential voice in the local apparel industry’s evolution, recently announced its first independent edition held under the theme ‘Design & Make’.


Lanka Leather Fashion renews commitment to sustainability

Views - 56 Wednesday, 11 October 2017 00:00

Continuing strongly on the environmental responsibility journey that they embarked on two years ago, leading high-end leather garment manufacturer Lanka Leather Fashion Ltd. (LLF) recently renewed its CarbonNeutral® certification for the third year


Lanka’s move to own global travel fashion domain materialises as ‘Sri’ SS18 debuts at London Fashion

Views - 55 Monday, 25 September 2017 00:00

The soon-to-launch Lankan sustainable lifestyle brand ‘Sri’ took to the catwalks of London Fashion Week 2017, wowing what is perhaps one of the most influential audiences in the world.


Nigerian fashion magazine stirs debate about men in skirts

Views - 25 Monday, 25 September 2017 00:00

Lagos (Reuters): Nigerians who say a new online fashion magazine promotes homosexuality by featuring men wearing makeup or clad only in miniskirts have misunderstood its agenda, according to its founder.


Fashion giants LVMH and Kering ban size zero models

Views - 59 Monday, 25 September 2017 00:00

Paris (Reuters): French fashion companies Kering and LVMH will stop hiring excessively thin models worldwide under a new charter developed in response to continued criticism the industry encourages eating disorders.


Tommy Hilfiger closes out London Fashion Week with ‘rock circus’ show

Views - 21 Monday, 25 September 2017 00:00

London (Reuters): US designer Tommy Hilfiger closed out London Fashion Week with a rock-themed show held at a venue famous for classic rock concerts, featuring model and social media star Gigi Hadid as the centerpiece of the event.


Today's Columnists

Deep design to the rescue: Solving wicked problems of the future

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Let me begin by stating a controversial opinion: our contemporary lives are defined by 200 years of dehumanisation. From the time of the industrial revolution, the nature of work and labour has changed dramatically. The relationship between man and


Exporting bras with imported fibre!

Thursday, 26 April 2018

In a recent World Bank publication, ‘South Asia’s Turn,’ two Sri Lankan organisations – MAS from apparel and Dilmah from agribusiness – receive recognition as global champions. While Dilmah is in control of its value chain and that was its


The Opposition’s 20th Amendment dilemmas

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

It’s the arithmetic, stupid! A no-confidence motion against the Leader of the Opposition, R. Sampanthan, is logical and legitimate


Sri Lanka: May Day and workers’ rights

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

May Day was declared a holiday in Sri Lanka in 1956 for the Government sector, bank and mercantile sectors.


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