Views - 38 Tuesday, 6 November 2018 00:10
Tiesh, Sri Lanka’s much sought-after brand of jewellery, mesmerises jewellery lovers this forthcoming festive season with the launch of its exquisite ‘Collection de Perles’. This unique ‘Collection de Perles’ is a lasting tribute to the ‘
Views - 265 Tuesday, 6 November 2018 00:10
AOD invites the Netherlands Embassy to support Sri Lanka in its innovation journey to set up a design innovation laboratory in the island. As a first step to this, a Dutch delegation is joining Sri Lanka Design Festival this weekend with a series of
Views - 52 Friday, 26 October 2018 00:01
How design becomes the catalyst for a sustainable transition towards a circular economy; and how algae disrupts the fashion system by award-winning Dutch designer Tjeerd Veenhoven
Views - 77 Friday, 26 October 2018 00:00
Employing a labour force of over 500,000 and contributing over $ 5 billion to GDP, the apparel industry is one of the largest contributors to the growth of the Sri Lankan economy. Despite increasing competition and a rapidly-evaolving global marketpl
Views - 30 Monday, 22 October 2018 00:00
Rich Light Exports Ltd. (www.richlight.lk), Chairman Zubair Jan who runs a leading garment company in Sri Lanka won a Presidential Export Award for Best Emerging Exporter in Apparel Sector at the Presidential Export Awards Ceremony.
Views - 45 Monday, 22 October 2018 00:00
Positively noted as a happening Shoppers’ Paradise, UrbanTrendz is a multi-brand retail store having a highly-widespread and super assortment of exclusive fashion brands, displayed under one roof in the city of Colombo.
Views - 44 Monday, 22 October 2018 00:00
The fourth industrial revolution is already taking shape propelled by the ubiquitous connectivity of our age, mobile supercomputing, artificial intelligence and genetic editing—things that challenge what it means to be human.
Views - 42 Monday, 22 October 2018 00:00
On Friday 26 October, Crocodile Lanka Ltd., the sole licensee for the globally-renowned brand Crocodile, will mark its decade-long presence as an iconic men’s apparel label here in Sri Lanka.
Views - 299 Friday, 19 October 2018 00:00
The fashion business is undergoing extensive transformation across the world, creating new complexities for its sourcing, manufacturing and retail landscapes. In this extreme state of flux, the fashion supply chain has new insight into the solutions
Views - 22 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
Views - 28 Monday, 15 October 2018 00:00
As Asian economies gather global influence, South Asia is a region gaining new momentum.
Views - 140 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
Views - 120 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
Views - 24 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.
Views - 20 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.
Views - 159 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.
Views - 95 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
Views - 144 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
Views - 28 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
Views - 31 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
Views - 112 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
Views - 38 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
Views - 53 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
Views - 38 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
Views - 35 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
Views - 112 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
Views - 150 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
Views - 109 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
Views - 54 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
Views - 143 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,
Wednesday, 19 December 2018
Every morning, I play voyeur and watch that nice neighbourhood uncle pluck flowers to pooja-fy his guardian deities. He is quite religious about it. And industrious to boot. The problem, of course, is that he doesn’t restrict himself to his garden.
Wednesday, 19 December 2018
China last month signed a $1.3 billion contract for Myanmar’s Kyaukpyu port project. The figures doing rounds in media in the run up to this port deal were as high as $7.9 billion which had ignited enormous curiosities. The Chinese had been negoti
Tuesday, 18 December 2018
In yesterday’s column, I argued a case for not impeaching the chief executive of the coup that has left our country situation in ruins. At the end of a pitched battle between the forces of unconstitutional ambition on one hand and democratic resist
Tuesday, 18 December 2018
In the backdrop where the recent amendment to the country’s supreme law is called in question, it may be appropriate to recall that the passage of the new Inland Revenue (IR) Act through Parliament was far more controversial. Nevertheless, the new