Fashion

AOD Sri Lanka Design Festival Netherlands Embassy collaboration brings Dutch innovation to Colombo

Views - 151 Friday, 9 November 2018 00:00

Globally-celebrated ingenuity of Dutch design will play a significant role in shaping Sri Lanka’s new game-plan for a creative economy. An international delegation of Dutch designers, innovators and creative industry experts, will be hosted in Col


Lanka Leather Fashion: Leading the way in sustainable fashion

Views - 72 Friday, 9 November 2018 00:00

Leading high-end leather garment manufacturer, Lanka Leather Fashion (LLF), was awarded CarbonNeutral status for a fourth consecutive year by the independent sustainability verification, validation, and assurance body – The Sustainable Future Group


Intex South Asia:Fuelling the global apparel and textile market

Views - 106 Friday, 9 November 2018 00:00

The textile and apparel manufacturing industry from across the globe meets at Intex South Asia – the biggest international apparel textile sourcing show in the South Asian region. The success of Intex South Asia 2017 has compelled the 2018 edition


BOSS: The Washable Suit in Sri Lanka now

Views - 138 Thursday, 8 November 2018 00:35

Introducing the latest tailoring development from BOSS, The Washable Suit. This versatile design, available in three different wool-based fabrics, reflects the brand’s mission to dress driven men with fast-paced lives. Joseph Schooling, swimmer and


AOD invites industry to discover, hire design talent at REVEAL Graduate Design Showcase 2018 at SLDF

Views - 90 Thursday, 8 November 2018 00:00

AOD’s latest group of graduating design professionals in interior design, visual communication design, motion graphics and animation, fashion and textiles and fashion marketing, will be highlighted as the next generation of creative thinkers and in


AOD Graduate Fashion Showcase 2018: Exposing cutting-edge fashion design talent to industry

Views - 89 Wednesday, 7 November 2018 01:03

AOD’s Graduate Fashion Showcase featured over 20 graduating fashion designers from the BA (Hons) Fashion Design & Textiles and BA (Hons) Fashion Design & Marketing degree classes of 2018, premiering a new group of industry-ready fashion professiona


next Sourcing Suppliers Seminar 2018 felicitates top suppliers

Views - 246 Wednesday, 7 November 2018 01:02

next Sourcing, a fully-owned subsidiary of the retail clothing and accessory giant next Plc – UK, held the ‘Suppliers’ Seminar 2018,’ the latest edition of its annual ceremony that focuses on recognising and rewarding the company’s supplier


Vietnam garment exports surge on US - China trade war

Views - 66 Wednesday, 7 November 2018 01:02

Hanoi (Reuters): Vietnam’s garment exports are set to rise by 14.8% this year to $35 billion, an industry official said on Friday, as US retailers diversify their product sourcing to keep costs under control amid an escalating trade dispute with Ch


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

Views - 83 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 - 373 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 - 91 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 - 601 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 - 106 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 - 85 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 - 184 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 - 200 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 - 325 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 - 46 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 - 71 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 - 240 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 - 184 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 - 55 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 - 42 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 - 249 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 - 291 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 - 274 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 - 92 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 - 57 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 - 206 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 - 54 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


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Friday, 16 August 2019

It is a sign of these political times that even an apolitical issue like a foreign aid program becomes a hot topic in Sri Lanka. In April 2019, the Board of Directors of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) approved a compact program for Sri La


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Friday, 16 August 2019

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