NOLIMIT launches Topller Travel Trousers

Views - 1413 Friday, 27 January 2017 00:00

Travelling just got a lot more stylish and hassle-free with NOLIMIT’s one-of-a-kind Topller Travel Trousers, especially designed for the frequent traveller with keen sartorial sense.  The Topller Travel Trousers combines style and uni

Dilini Halvitigala School of Interior Design holds second certificate awarding ceremony

Views - 1616 Friday, 27 January 2017 00:00

  Initiates new venture, Dilini Halvitigala Events  Having successfully produced six batches, the Dilini Halvitigala School of Interior Design held its second certificate awarding ceremony for 50 students of the th

Valentino showcases ethereal haute couture collection in Paris

Views - 944 Friday, 27 January 2017 00:00

PARIS (Reuters): Valentino designer Pierpaolo Piccioli showcased his debut solo haute couture collection in Paris on Wednesday, presenting an ethereal spring/summer 2017 line. It is the first time Piccioli has designed the haute couture collecti

Paris Fashion sparkles in Chanel’s hall of mirrors

Views - 906 Friday, 27 January 2017 00:00

PARIS (Reuters): Paris sparkled under Chanel’s stage lights on Tuesday as the French house created a hall of mirrors to showcase its latest couture collection at Paris Fashion Week. With a reflective runway and mirrored pillars topped with

British Council facilitates UK Creative Knowledge Exchange at Sri Lanka Design Festival 2016

Views - 1495 Monday, 19 December 2016 09:01

  Every year, Sri Lanka Design Festival (SLDF) presents an important knowledge sharing platform that captures the future and new possibilities through the viewpoints of design, creativity and innovation. Attended by the bu

HNB empowers local artisans and designers to shine at SLDF 2016

Views - 1494 Monday, 19 December 2016 08:57

  Clearing a path for entrepreneurship among Sri Lanka’s design and traditional crafts industry, the country’s most innovative bank, HNB joined the Sri Lanka Design Festival 2016 as official banking partner and t

Nippon Paint Young Designer Award 2016 rewards talent amongst young architects and interior designer

Views - 1760 Monday, 19 December 2016 08:56

 From left: General Manager – Sales and Marketing Nemantha Abeysinghe, Manager Corporate Sales Zulfikar Raju – both from Nippon Paint Lanka, UDA Chairman Dr. Jagath Munasinghe, SLIA Vice President Archt. D.H. Wijewardene, Gold Win

Tokyo holds its first fashion show for Muslim women

Views - 1709 Wednesday, 7 December 2016 00:01

Reuters: Japan held its first fashion show for Muslim women in Tokyo recently showcasing the latest in hijab fashion. Models walking the runway for the Modest Fashion Show 2016 wore brightly-coloured hijabs, some adorned with glitter. G

Gigi Hadid crowned model of year at Fashion Awards

Views - 1662 Wednesday, 7 December 2016 00:01

London (Reuters): American fashion model Gigi Hadid was crowned international model of the year and designer Alexander McQueen named best British brand at the 2016 Fashion Awards on Monday night. The fashion industry’s top design

DIMO with AOD takes SL apparel industry global with Mercedes-Benz Fashion Runways

Views - 1703 Wednesday, 7 December 2016 00:01

  The recently-concluded Sri Lanka Design Festival featured the international fashion platform Mercedes-Benz Fashion Runways. A powerful platform powered by DIMO (Diesel and Motor Engineering PLC), it aimed to highlight Sri Lanka&rsqu

Models in underwear captivate in Paris

Views - 1602 Wednesday, 7 December 2016 00:01

PARIS (Reuters): Models wearing spectacular lingerie creations wowed fashions’ glitterati last week during the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show at the Grand Palais in Paris. The show merges fashion, fantasy and entert

A new Sri Lankan style marketed worldwide through live digital retail

Views - 2208 Wednesday, 23 November 2016 00:00

  Sri Lankan fashion and apparel industry leverage on digital commerce and live streaming technology for the country’s first-ever ‘shop the runways’ launched during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Runways at Sri L

Fouzul Hameed to present exclusive ‘Concept 2017’ show this December

Views - 1964 Wednesday, 23 November 2016 00:00

  Renowned menswear specialist Fouzul Hameed will continue to uplift menswear fashion in Sri Lanka, by presenting the fourth edition of the annual ‘Envoy Concept’ a showcase on 3 December, under the theme ‘i

Premium shirt brand Leonardo makes power dressing a privilege

Views - 2254 Wednesday, 23 November 2016 00:00

Standing from left: Head of Sales Sudath Ittapana, Managing Director A.F.M. Ikram, Executive Director M.M.M. Ihsan, Chief Financial Officer Janakie Kuruwita, Senior Head of Marketing and Business Development Kisani Dahanayake, GM Licensed and Life

Livestream launches Destination Sri Lanka

Views - 2370 Friday, 4 November 2016 00:01

Sri Lanka Design Festival (SLDF) will unfold its 2016 fashion edition tonight with the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Runways.  With a powerful proposition that places Sri Lanka as the world’s leader for travel fashion by tying together the c

Victoria’s Secret model Jasmine picked for $ 3 m fantasy bra

Views - 2068 Friday, 4 November 2016 00:01

Reuters: Victoria’s Secret angel Jasmine Tookes earns wings and diamonds for the 2016 runway show. The model has been selected to wear the $3 million dollar fantasy bra during the companies’ annual show and gave the press a sneak pea

Sri Lanka Design Festival 2016 edition of Interior Design Exhibition opens

Views - 1862 Friday, 4 November 2016 00:01

SLDF Interior Design Exhibition was launched last night setting the stage for the newest trends in furniture, homeware and lighting design amidst a gathering of architects, designers, hoteliers and media Providing a much-needed platform dedicate

Hirdaramani to combine high fashion with travel ease on Mercedes-Benz Fashion Runways at Sri Lanka D

Views - 2187 Friday, 28 October 2016 00:01

Hirdaramani is one of Sri Lanka’s leading apparel manufacturers with outstanding sustainable fashion tech. This year, as Sri Lanka Design Festival opens up the international platform Mercedes-Benz Fashion Runways to the Lankan appar

‘Hire a Designer’ at REVEAL 2016 presented by AOD hosted at Sri Lanka Design Festival

Views - 2080 Thursday, 27 October 2016 00:00

AOD presents industries with a fresh group of design professionals to enrich the business sector   With a carefully curated contemporary exhibition in fashion, graphic design, animation design and interior design, REVEA

Legendary Balmond Studio looks to transform design dimensions at Sri Lanka Design Festival 2016

Views - 2261 Wednesday, 26 October 2016 00:01

Architectural design for many is about defining a building, however for the world renowned spatial designer and Architect Cecil Balmond, it is much more than that.  Cecil Balmond OBE is one of the most influential and daring desi

MAS Active presents future of fashion construction under the spotlight at SLDF’s Mercedes-Benz Fashi

Views - 1513 Friday, 21 October 2016 00:01

MAS Active, part of the award-winning MAS Group, is entering the global spotlight this year as it presents a new ideal for travel style by bringing together the company’s cutting-edge technology in fashion construction, textile prin

French fashion flags its economic importance

Views - 1481 Friday, 21 October 2016 00:01

Paris (Reuters): France’s fashion and fashion-related businesses such as jewels, eyewear, watches and high-end cosmetics generate more sales than its aerospace and automobile industries, according to a study commissioned by the French Fashio

Thread giant Coats powers apparel industry for sixth consecutive year at Sri Lanka Design Festival 2

Views - 2391 Thursday, 20 October 2016 00:00

    Coats President of Global Apparel and Footwear Adrian Elliott to visit SL to share the company’s vision of innovation at SLDF ​ Coats, the world’s leading industrial thread manufac

Timex presents ‘Tropical City Style’ on Mercedes-Benz Fashion Runways at Sri Lanka Design Festival 2

Views - 1805 Wednesday, 19 October 2016 00:01

Timex Garments will be part of this year’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Runways held as part of the annual Sri Lanka Design Festival. With decades of experience in crafting womenswear for international brands, Timex is now presenting its o

The Manufacturing Model of Tomorrow – Is there an agile one that can deliver to the future?

Views - 1930 Thursday, 13 October 2016 00:00

    Serial entrepreneur, style icon and owner of legendary brand Kookai, Rob Cromb speaks on his journey and how his brand is leveraging its future to continue growing and staying relevant in today’s retail worl

Sri Lanka Design Festival to focus on disruptive innovation

Views - 1216 Tuesday, 11 October 2016 00:01

Sri Lanka Design Festival focusing on the current  transformative context for the fashion and apparel industries will be held this November. With knowledge-sharing forums, b2b networking and runways that display the  latest strategic

Apparel industry gears up for Sri Lanka Design Festival 2016

Views - 1497 Tuesday, 4 October 2016 00:02

Sri Lankan apparel makers prepare to lead ‘travel fashion’ to the world, steering the industry’s future for bigger and better prospects; to be launched at SLDF this November. Sri Lanka Design Festival 2016 will h

LAKMÉ Sri Lanka Fashion Week by DIVAlicious – Runways Designers

Views - 1232 Tuesday, 4 October 2016 00:01

Aarti Viyaj Gupta is often called the Print Princess, but there’s little else known about her. Not many know about how she went from being an ‘average’ student at NIFT, Mumbai, to becoming one of India’s hottest selling des

Indian textile workers demand enforcement of 30% pay hike

Views - 899 Friday, 30 September 2016 00:01

CHENNAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation): Hundreds of textile workers in India’s Tamil Nadu state have launched protests to demand that the first minimum wage increase in the southern state in more than 12 years is enforced. In July, the Madra

Active POP: Latest Rum Punch collection in stores now

Views - 1022 Friday, 30 September 2016 00:01

Rum Punch a brand of resort wear designed in paradise; Sri Lanka, now retails their latest collection – Active POP at Dilly and Carlo and as well as at the Rum Punch online boutique. Launched at CFW Swim Week Colomb

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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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