Fashion

‘Collection de Perles’ – Tiesh’s offering this festive season

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 ‘


Netherlands–Lanka design innovation collaboration at Sri Lanka Design Festival 2018

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


Sustainable Fashion Summit + South Asian Apparel Leadership Forum 2018 New opportunity for Sri Lank

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


The future of Sri Lanka Apparel

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


Rich Light Exports wins Presidential Export Award

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.


UrbanTrendz: Quality and affordability in a one-stop-shop

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.


Industry 4.0 vs. Sri Lanka Apparel

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.


Leading lifestyle brand Crocodile celebrates 10 years in Sri Lanka

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.


Coats maps fashion’s new futures and opportunities at MBFW SL

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


AOD sets up international collaboration with top Danish designer Henrik Vibskov

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


AOD takes its global design approach to Maldives

Views - 28 Monday, 15 October 2018 00:00

As Asian economies gather global influence, South Asia is a region gaining new momentum.


Shaping Lankan fashion’s circular future with design, tech and innovation

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


South Asian Apparel Leadership Forum to discuss where Sri Lankan apparel meets design, tech, innovat

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


Life’s a beach at Chanel for Paris Fashion Week

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.


Bringing together creativity and business under one roof

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.


Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2018 / Innovation Island Fashion and its influence on South Asia’s crea

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.


‘Innovation Island’: Sri Lanka as a regional hub for creative industries

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


Singer Fashion Show 2018 showcases Fashion Academy student talents

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


Fouzul Hameed launches high-end ‘Limited Edition’ collection at Envoy Mansion

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


Get third-time-lucky at Chokolaate Centrestage 2018!

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


Innovation Island, Sri Lanka’s game plan to harness its creative economy, to unfold

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


‘Threads of Time’ – A show like no other

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


Design and innovation accelerator for Sri Lanka

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


‘Threads of Time’ – The anticipation heightens

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


Sri Lanka’s world class apparel knowhow expands to South Asia

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


Runway Model Academy to provide education to the fashion industry

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


IIT launches SL’s first fashion-oriented Masters program

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


Sri Lanka’s work in the creative industries recognised in UK

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


SLDW 2018 kicks off

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


A difference through design with local artisans: AOD Design for Sustainable Development Foundation

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,


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Fruits, flowers and futile triumphalism at Galle Face?

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.


Will Kyaukpyu overtake Gwadar and Hambantota?

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


Things to do in a Democracy when you’re dead…

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


Tweaking the New Inland Revenue Act (Part II)

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


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