Singer Fashion Academy unveils Needle Painting Exhibition 2017

Views - 2405 Tuesday, 9 May 2017 00:00

  Singer Sri Lanka has come forth to unveil the Needle Painting Exhibition at the J. D. A. Perera Gallery on 4 May in Colombo. The exhibition is conducted by the Singer Fashion Academy by bringing together the works of the best stu

Biggest CFW to date concludes with Celebrating Colombo

Views - 2335 Wednesday, 3 May 2017 00:00

  Designer development shone among week-long fashion and design events HSBC Colombo Fashion Week concluded its summer season as the biggest, under the theme ‘Celebrate Colombo’ in association with Sri Lanka

LiCC Jeaneration launches water-proof denim jeans with 9 other exciting variants

Views - 2505 Wednesday, 3 May 2017 00:00

Firebrand jeans retailer Long Island Clothing Company (LiCC) last week launched a trail blazing brand of water-proof jeans and thus takes the much favoured denim jeans to yet another level. The launch of the water-proof jeans titled LiCC Libert&

Pond’s BB+ adds a pop of colour with Neons and Nudes at CFW 2017

Views - 3539 Monday, 27 March 2017 00:09

As one of the leading skin care brands in the world, Pond’s unveiled the Pond’s BB+ looks for 2017 themed under ‘Neons and Nudes’ in collaboration with renowned Indian makeup artist Pallavi Symons. Bringing out t

Hameedia launches novel ‘Andum Mesaya’ promotion to celebrate Avurudu

Views - 3455 Monday, 27 March 2017 00:08

To celebrate the Sinhala and Tamil New Year, Hameedia, Sri Lanka’s leading menswear specialist recently launched the very first ‘Andum Mesaya’ Avurudu promotion across its showrooms island-wide. Drawing inspiration from

Styleheads: The new fashion movement

Views - 3243 Monday, 27 March 2017 00:07

Shirtworks, the retail face of Sri Lanka’s iconic fashion brand, Emerald just got a make-over, a new attitude, and returns to Colombo in a fresh new avatar… as SWX at Liberty Plaza, Colombo. Its mission is to inspire Colombo

Virtual Closet launched for the first time in Sri Lanka

Views - 2845 Monday, 27 March 2017 00:03

Another innovative experience by Etisalat Business Solutions As a mobile service provider who is constantly looking for avenues of innovation and enhancing customer experiences Etisalat recently conducted activations with t

The Residences at One Galle Face partners with CFW to present Art Connect

Views - 2781 Monday, 27 March 2017 00:02

Shangri-La Hotels Lanka Deputy General Manager and Director of Finance Rajeev Garg (left) with Colombo Fashion Week Founder and President Ajai V. Singh   Showing the connection between creativity with fashion and art,

Sri Lankan Waves to hit the shores of Dubai

Views - 2938 Monday, 27 March 2017 00:01

Brand introduction to the invitees at the launch Flip flops are a must have in an island culture. It has stood the test of time and is the popular comfort wear choice for all ages. Waves is a name synonymous to quality, fashionabl

NOLIMIT extends support for Ransalu Privilege, JAAF’s apparel employee’s welfare program for fourth

Views - 3046 Tuesday, 21 March 2017 00:00

NOLIMIT’s Marketing Manager Raneez Sheriff handing over the confirmation papers to CH17 Loyalty CEO Jumar Preena. Also present are CH17 Director Nazar Mohideen and Aqaam Wahabdeen of NOLIMIT   NOLIMIT has renewed its sup

Timeless glamour on CFW Catwalk as CJS celebrates Ninety Five

Views - 3015 Tuesday, 21 March 2017 00:00

  The eternal beauty of dazzling diamonds, ethereal emeralds, resplendent rubies and sparkling sapphires set against the aquiline silhouettes of contemporary leather, spotlighted the magnificent legacy of Colombo Jewellery S

Etisalat mobile TV to live-stream CFW and feature Virtual Closet

Views - 3155 Thursday, 16 March 2017 00:00

Etisalat Lanka, this year’s CFW Digital Solutions Provider, is geared up to bring the CFW Fashion Ramp to one’s home. The ramp activities will be live-streamed through its mobile TV app which can be accessed through smartphones and mob

amanté unveils ‘Wanderess’

Views - 3007 Thursday, 16 March 2017 00:00

  Leading intimate apparel label amanté invites every woman to tap into the wanderer within, as it brings its Spring/Summer 2017 collection to the shelves. ‘Wanderess’ was launched at Arq Style House on Fri

Hameedia in Ethical Fashion at Colombo Fashion Week

Views - 2925 Thursday, 16 March 2017 00:00

Hameedia, Sri Lanka’s leading menswear specialist is participating in the 14th edition CFW Showcase, which will be taking place at the Hilton Colombo from 15-18 March. Taking part in the Ethical Fashion category this year, Hameedia will pres

CFW Designer Development showcases 10 emerging designers

Views - 2642 Wednesday, 15 March 2017 00:00

  Designer development a key focus since inception The Emerging Designer Showcase is Colombo Fashion Week’s designer development platform. With a clear focus on guiding and mentoring aspiring designers, the progra

HSBC CFW Knowledge Workshops to strengthen Sri Lankan fashion industry’s expertise

Views - 2484 Wednesday, 15 March 2017 00:00

  Workshops on styling and illustration by industry experts   Enhancing the knowledge base of aspiring designers is one of Colombo Fashion Week’s key initiatives. Skill set upgrades and knowledge sh

Jaguar partners with British School to encourage creativity in design

Views - 2227 Wednesday, 15 March 2017 00:00

Jaguar, the iconic British brand partnered with the British School of Colombo (BSC) to support young emerging talent in design in order to empower students on the importance of art in day to day life. Aashia Ziham, a Year 11 student was also award

Jaguar Land Rover celebrates design and innovation at CFW

Views - 1567 Wednesday, 15 March 2017 00:00

  Jaguar F-Type now available for viewing along with the F-Pace, named as a finalist for the World Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year 2017 Land Rover unveils The All-new Discovery Virtual Reality Experience

Pond’s BB+ to unveil 2017’s exclusive looks at CFW

Views - 1792 Friday, 10 March 2017 00:00

As one of the leading skin care brands in the world, Pond’s has always been empowering women with radiant beautiful skin. Therefore, it is only fitting that Pond’s BB+ has tied up with this year’s Colombo Fashion Week spring and

Nike to launch high-tech hijab for female Muslim athletes

Views - 2120 Friday, 10 March 2017 00:00

Reuters: Nike Inc will launch a hijab for female Muslim athletes early next year, becoming the first major sports apparel maker to offer a traditional Islamic head scarf designed specifically for competition, the company said on Wednesday. The h

Fashion Design Council Sri Lanka broadening horizons for fashion and design fraternity

Views - 2018 Friday, 10 March 2017 00:00

The landscape and platform of the fashion and design segment in Sri Lanka is evolving rapidly. From historically being a country famed for its textile and manufacturing forte, there is an exciting shift to the profession of fashion design and the

Colombo’s first Fashion Cafe makes new style statement for Sri Lanka with young local design talent

Views - 1782 Friday, 10 March 2017 00:00

With the changing face of Colombo the city is coming alive with some of the most interesting public spaces yet to be witnessed in Sri Lanka. Bringing in a remarkable addition to Colombo’s most exquisite dining experiences, a new restaurant m

HSBC Colombo Fashion Week creates ecosystem for fashion commerce to grow

Views - 1841 Thursday, 9 March 2017 00:00

    HSBC Colombo Fashion Week, as part of its vision to create a stream of successful designers, has been expanding and impacting the fashion design industry to create an overall ecosystem which encourages commerce. 

New Edition of Fashion + Food by HSBC Colombo Fashion Week inspires signature dishes

Views - 574 Thursday, 9 March 2017 00:00

Every season HSBC Colombo Fashion Week partners with four premier restaurants in Colombo to curate unique, limited edition menus and signature dishes from 13 to 19 March, intended to provide attendees with an appetising gastronomical experience. T

Etisalat connects Colombo Fashion Week with the world

Views - 596 Thursday, 9 March 2017 00:00

Etisalat Lanka reiterates its commitment to enrich the lives of Sri Lankans by supporting Colombo Fashion Week 2017 as the official Digital Solutions Provider. Colombo Fashion Week is one of the subcontinent’s most anticipated fashion even

Guilt-free indulgences: The Body Shop fortifies its makeup range for an all-day look

Views - 717 Thursday, 9 March 2017 00:00

The sweltering heat of a Sri Lankan summer is no match for the all new additions to The Body Shop range in Colombo. The skincare brand introduced the Fresh Nude Cushion foundation, the Down To Earth eye quad palette and three limited edit

Colombo Fashion Week announces dates for Summer season: 13-18 March 2018

Views - 992 Tuesday, 21 February 2017 00:00

14 years since its inception HSBC Colombo Fashion Week introduces its next edition – to be held on 13-18 March 2018. In its 14th year, Colombo Fashion Week has set itself bigger goals in taking the fashion industry to the next

Celebrating hair in Jaela with Sunsilk Hedakari Hair Fair 2017

Views - 999 Tuesday, 21 February 2017 00:00

Sunsilk the leading hair care brand in the country hosted their ‘Hedakari Hair Fair’ at Ja-ela, K-Zone last Sunday 5 February with the participation of renowned celebrities, the hair experts from the Ramani Fernando S

Victoria Beckham goes preppy chic for Fall 2017

Views - 825 Tuesday, 21 February 2017 00:00

Reuters: Pop princess-turned fashion designer Victoria Beckham showed her latest collection at New York Fashion Week: the Shows. For Fall 2017, the designer showed chic, preppy looks in easy feminine silhouettes. Models in tea length

‘Signature Stylish Marketer’ by University of Kelaniya takes world of fashion by storm

Views - 669 Tuesday, 21 February 2017 00:00

As the preferred youth brand for men’s fashion, Signature has embarked on a new venture in collaboration with the Marketing Division of the University of Kelaniya in order to promote the student-led annual fashion extravaganza, now

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Is Sri Lanka ready for the 2025 growth agenda?

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

The other day the President and Prime Minister launched the 2025 vision for Sri Lanka which was incidentally the third policy statement of the Government since coming to power in 2015. My view is that the continuous changes to policy is important and

Venerable villainy of mercenary monks

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

The picture says it all. The ‘Silredi Sirakaruwan Mudaganime Aramudala’ was not demonstration of piety. It was a bold repudiation of the rule of law by a cabal of venerable villains, brazenly insisting that we Sinhala Buddhists submit to a rule b

Government has accepted jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice over Sri Lanka

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

At the ongoing September 2017 sessions of the UN Human Rights Council, the UK has written to the President of the Council to assert that a long standing dispute it has with the Mauritius cannot be referred to the International Court of Justice becaus

Vision 2025: Part 1: Need for moving from a wish list to a concrete plan

Monday, 18 September 2017

The Unity Government released its newest economic policy statement titled V2025 – the marketing tag for the goals it has set for realisation from 2017 to 2025 – two weeks ago.

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