Fashion

Islamic fashion school cuts a faithful figure in Indonesia

Views - 17 Tuesday, 12 June 2018 00:45

Reuters: Indonesia’s first Islamic fashion school is teaching students in the world’s largest Muslim-majority country the usual skills of design, styling and marketing - but with a religion-specific twist. As demand grows for Islamic apparel, fe


With sales boom in mind, Gucci tightens grip on suppliers

Views - 13 Tuesday, 12 June 2018 00:42

FLORENCE, Italy (Reuters): Kering’s fashion powerhouse Gucci is bringing more manufacturing in-house, as luxury firms step up efforts to meet rampant demand from Chinese shoppers with slicker operations. Gucci, which said this week it could one day


Luxury Resort-wear: Focus of next Fashion Week

Views - 249 Tuesday, 12 June 2018 00:00

The next edition of Fashion Week Colombo from 4 to 7 July at Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo The growing segment of Luxury Resort-wear will be in focus at the next edition of Fashion Week, hosted at Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo. This segment includes Swimwe


Kim Kardashian and Naomi Campbell pick up honors at U.S. fashion awards

Views - 14 Wednesday, 6 June 2018 00:00

Reuters: Some of the biggest names and fans of fashion made their way to Brooklyn


‘Threads of Time’ to showcase the best of Stylemart Designer Kavita Thulasidas

Views - 30 Wednesday, 6 June 2018 00:00

Threads of Time,’ a fashion extravaganza, will display some of the best creations of Stylemart Singapore Designer and Owner Kavita Thulasidas on 2 September at the Hilton Ballroom.


LiCC joins hands with Chocolaate for MDFD 2018

Views - 28 Wednesday, 6 June 2018 00:00

Bringing out the local fashion talent Chocolaate Mother Daughter Fashion Designer contest 2018 in association with LiCC


Fashion with Sri Lankan handloom takes centre stage in Ha Noi

Views - 27 Wednesday, 6 June 2018 00:00

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Ha Noi recently organised a fashion show featuring Sri Lankan designer Dhamique Amarasekara


Fashion and the modern face of female professionalism

Views - 37 Friday, 1 June 2018 00:00

Behind every successful man is a woman; behind every successful woman is an intelligently crafted wardrobe. To the powerful


Raffles Design Institute becomes RCDB

Views - 24 Friday, 1 June 2018 00:00

The Raffles Education Corporation, which was founded in Singapore in 1990, has spread across Asia, Europe and Australia


A style for every story at the Samarphanam exhibition this weekend

Views - 101 Friday, 1 June 2018 00:00

From its inception, Samarphanam has developed a unique style of its own, reflecting the ancient traditions of Indian


Turning words into action at Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2018

Views - 56 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 - 23 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 - 104 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 - 40 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 - 28 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 - 38 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 - 588 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 - 29 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 - 83 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 - 24 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 - 57 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 - 115 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 - 31 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 - 102 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 - 68 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 - 36 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 - 61 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 - 308 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 - 673 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 - 149 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


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DMK Chief “Kalaignar” Karunanidhi excelled as a Tamil film script writer

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Muttuvel Karunanidhi, known to the Tamil-speaking world as “Kalaignar” (artiste), passed away at the age of 94 in Chennai on 7 August. Karunanidhi had been Chief Minister of India’s Tamil Nadu state for a total of 19 years. He was Chief Ministe


Bangladesh could be a happy hunting ground for Lankan entrepreneurs

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Bangladesh has traditionally been hospitable to Sri Lankan entrepreneurs and fortunately, the traditional friendliness has not given way to arrogance with the country’s growing prosperity. This was acknowledged at a meeting of Sri Lankan entreprene


Warriors who fight for a larger purpose

Friday, 17 August 2018

Are women more naturally inclined to cooperation than men? Sulochana Sigera’s impassioned statement at last week’s Women in Management Awards seemed to suggest so. Addressing the under-representation of women decision-makers, Sigera pointed to th


Do we sink or swim? No Michael, row the boat ashore!

Friday, 17 August 2018

Why Sri Lanka needs to strengthen geopolitical ties to be a competitive global economy by 2030


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