Fashion

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

Views - 155 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 - 184 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 - 38 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 - 39 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 - 129 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 - 44 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 - 71 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 - 45 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 - 41 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 - 168 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 - 165 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 - 151 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 - 59 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 - 171 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,


Daraz Fashion Week: Sri Lanka’s first online shoppable fashion week

Views - 114 Tuesday, 7 August 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s first ever online fashion week by Daraz.lk is mere days away and the excitement has reached fever pitch. What could be more exciting than an entire week of shopping without needing to leave your seat? No need to lug heavy bags from shop


Fast fashion Korean brand XIMIVOGUE launches in Sri Lanka

Views - 190 Tuesday, 7 August 2018 00:00

The fast fashion merchandise brand XIMIVOGUE recently launched in Sri Lanka. The new outlet in Maharagama was unveiled recently and accommodates various products such as household items, health and beauty, seasonal products, plush dolls and toys, di


University of Moratuwa Graduation Fashion Show to heighten local talent

Views - 153 Tuesday, 7 August 2018 00:00

By Shannon Jayawardena The University of Moratuwa Graduation Fashion Show is to showcase various outfits, designed by the students while taking local talent to new heights on 14 August at 6:30 p.m. at the Shangri La Hotel Colombo. The 12th edition w


‘Sri Lanka Design Week 2018’ set to celebrate integrations and innovations in design

Views - 85 Tuesday, 7 August 2018 00:00

The Department of Integrated Design of the University of Moratuwa is set to host a week-long celebration of product design, fashion and lifestyle design, media and communication design – the highly anticipated ‘Sri Lanka Design Week 2018’. The


SLDW 2018 to celebrate design in Sri Lanka

Views - 77 Monday, 30 July 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka Design Week 2018 (SLDW), a fête of product design, fashion and lifestyle design, media and communications design, is to take place delivering a range of platforms and experiences that will inspire design on multiple levels.


Responsible Fashion Summit 2nd edition kicks off with designer perspective

Views - 44 Monday, 30 July 2018 00:00

The theme for the second Responsible Fashion Summit held was ‘Earth Sensitive’, with nearly every stakeholder of the fashion supply chain sharing knowledge of direction.


AOD backs alumnus Amesh Wijesekera’s Intl. Fashion Showcase participation at London Fashion Week

Views - 71 Monday, 30 July 2018 00:00

Amesh Wijesekera has been selected from close to 100 international designers for the International Fashion Showcase at London Fashion Week. The International Fashion Showcase (IFS) nurtures and presents work from the most exciting fashion talent from


Responsible Fashion Summit highlights current issues of fashion industry

Views - 169 Thursday, 19 July 2018 00:00

By Divya Thotawatte Focusing on environmental responsibility on the theme ‘Earth Sensitive,’ the Responsible Fashion Summit was held recently for the second consecutive year to redefine sustainability and to bring solutions that are relevant to t


Design for Sustainable Development Foundation’s fashion with purpose to empower local artisans

Views - 400 Wednesday, 4 July 2018 00:00

The Design for Sustainable Development Foundation (DSDF) an entity that has long been supporting the local arts and craft


Hirdaramani Group demonstrates responsibility in the fashion industry

Views - 44 Wednesday, 4 July 2018 00:00

The Hirdaramani Group one of the key advocates at this week’s Responsible Fashion Summit, once again actively reinforced


Federer walks out at Wimbledon in Uniqlo shirt, not Nike

Views - 42 Tuesday, 3 July 2018 00:00

London (Reuters): Roger Federer’s career-long association with Nike appeared to be over yesterday as the Wimbledon champion walked on to Centre Court to open the defence of his title wearing a Uniqlo branded outfit. Gone was the Nike swish from his


Best of Sri Lankan apparel at SLABA Runway 2018 Royal

Views - 56 Tuesday, 3 July 2018 00:00

The Sri Lanka Apparel Brands Association (SLABA) will once again stage SLABA Runway 2018, featuring the cream of Sri Lanka’s apparel brands that will showcase their designs on 11 September at a glitzy ramp extravaganza. SLABA Runway 2018’ will be


Singer Fashion Academy first in SL to receive CSD (UK) ‘Validated’ status

Views - 179 Tuesday, 3 July 2018 00:00

Helping local students studying fashion embark on a successful international career, the Singer Fashion Academy has recently become the first Sri Lankan institute to receive ‘Validated’ status for courses from the Chartered Society of Designers (


DSI opens brand new showroom in Kurunegala

Views - 278 Tuesday, 3 July 2018 00:00

No.138, Colombo Road, Kurunegala is now the address of the brand new DSI showroom. Ceremonially opened on 14 June, the showroom is the fourth to be opened in the town of Kurunegala to provide customers with easier access to the entire range of brands


2nd Responsible Fashion Summit focuses on environmental responsibility with theme ‘Earth Sensitive’

Views - 60 Tuesday, 3 July 2018 00:00

There is greater need now in the world of fashion to redefine sustainability and to bring solutions that are relevant to the issues that the global fashion industry is facing. The Responsible Fashion Movement was set up in 2017 to do just that. It fi


Menswear in vogue for luxury brands with designs on growth

Views - 38 Thursday, 28 June 2018 00:00

PARIS (Reuters): Young, hip, urban, and male ... meet the fashion world’s new best friend. Luxury brands are raising their game in menswear, which is expanding at a faster clip than women’s clothing as styles loosen up and streetwear like hoodies


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Discipline and the devil’s disciples

Monday, 18 February 2019

That coach who repeatedly slapped a boy under his care has generated a storm of controversy on social media. On one side are aunties, bleeding hearts, civil rights champions et al who are outraged or at the very least shocked or surprised. On the oth


SL growth profile: Arrest moving down the staircase immediately to avoid hard landing on the floor

Monday, 18 February 2019

Strong message in the Sri Lanka Development Update 2019 Sri Lanka Development Update for 2019 was released by the World Bank last week. This document contains a review by the bank’s residential staff of the present state of the country’s economy


Prudential banking and saga of MTD Walkers

Monday, 18 February 2019

The matters referred to in the article under this title published in the Daily FT (15 February) are spotlighted in more detail under this scrutiny. While the general attention of the public remains more focused on recently arrested underworld kingpin


Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe’s empty rant

Monday, 18 February 2019

Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe (WR) has joined President Sirisena’s reckless verbal onslaught on the Constitutional Council (CC) that was set up by the 19th Amendment (Daily Mirror 15 February). I use “verbal onslaught” intentionally since, as


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