Fashion

Versace and Furla join designer labels ditching fur

Views - 50 Monday, 19 March 2018 00:24

MILAN (Reuters): Italian fashion house Versace and handbag and accessories maker Furla said they would stop using real fur in their creations, joining a growing list of luxury labels turning their backs on the fur industry. Fashion houses around the


First Responsible Fashion Summit today aims to position Sri Lanka as destination for ethical fashion

Views - 615 Monday, 19 March 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka takes the lead in Asia with the innovative first edition of the Responsible Fashion Summit, the first of its kind to push the envelope to bring about changes in the mindset which has a direct positive impact on the fashion supply chain. The


HSBC Colombo Fashion Week – Building the next generation of Sri Lankan designers

Views - 39 Friday, 16 March 2018 00:00

Nurturing the next generation of Sri Lankan fashion designers collectively has been the key focus since the inception


Business of batiks in Buckingham Palace

Views - 132 Friday, 16 March 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s batik industry which was virtually revived more than a decade ago, by fashion icon Darshi Keerthisena who


DI designers shine at Footwear and Leather Fair 2018

Views - 28 Friday, 16 March 2018 00:00

DI, a leader in leather footwear in Sri Lanka, won several awards at the design competition held concurrent to the Footwear and Leather Fair 2018 which concluded recently.


Dressing female leadership, our own way

Views - 69 Wednesday, 7 March 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka is a country with a rich history of female leadership, starting from legendary queens centuries ago,


Singer Fashion Academy continues to empower women entrepreneurs

Views - 172 Wednesday, 7 March 2018 00:00

The Singer Fashion Academy, recognised for nurturing creative skills and helping build entrepreneurial opportunities for women


NOLIMIT wins prestigious Gold Awards from Triumph

Views - 38 Wednesday, 7 March 2018 00:00

Continuing to maintain NOLIMIT’s spectacular winning streak, Sri Lanka’s leading fashion retail chain secured two more glittering


Ajai Vir Singh appointed Council Member of Commonwealth Fashion Council, London

Views - 110 Friday, 2 March 2018 00:00

Ajai Vir Singh was appointed as a Council Member of the Commonwealth Fashion Council in London. There are four from Asia and total of eight representing 52 countries.


LiCC Jeans celebrates 10th anniversary with 10 unique collections at ‘Jeaneration 2018’

Views - 85 Friday, 2 March 2018 00:00

LiCC, Sri Lanka’s revolutionary brand of jeans today launched its ‘Jeaneration 2018’ collection at a gala soiree at the Hilton Colombo


Fashion Bug bags Gold award for Best Key Account Partner from Triumph

Views - 41 Friday, 2 March 2018 00:00

Fashion Bug, one of Sri Lanka’s leading retail clothing stores bagged the Gold award for ‘Best Key Account Partner’


Wearing your superpower

Views - 71 Friday, 2 March 2018 00:00

Professional women and all women with a mission have something to say—and they will wear it. This seems to be the mood


The Body Shop opens new store at Kandy City Centre

Views - 438 Monday, 26 February 2018 00:00

The UK’s iconic beauty brand, The Body Shop, opened its third store in Kandy.


Women, careers and fashion—what it means to embody professionalism through clothes

Views - 697 Monday, 26 February 2018 00:00

This editorial series ‘Wear Your Superpower’ on Daily FT, leading up to International Women’s Day 2018, is in collaboration with fashionmarket.lk.


‘The Responsible Fashion Movement’ aims to showcase Sri Lanka as platform for ‘clean’ and ‘responsib

Views - 160 Friday, 22 December 2017 00:00

The Responsible Fashion Movement is conceptualised by The Design Development Corporation to implement the practical aspect of clean and responsible fashion


Celebrate Christmas in style with Hameedia

Views - 40 Friday, 22 December 2017 00:00

Hameedia, Sri Lanka’s leading menswear specialist offers a shopping bonanza promotion for its customers to make the upcoming Christmas season truly special.


Leema Creations wins SAARC award for Excellence in Interior Design

Views - 80 Thursday, 14 December 2017 00:00

Leema Creations Ltd., one of the leading total interior solutions providers and furniture manufacturers in Sri Lanka, was conferred the Brand Excellence in Interior Decorators and Designers Award for the SAARC


Brazil-Sri Lanka fashion partnership kicks off

Views - 59 Thursday, 14 December 2017 00:00

Initiating yet another promising international collaboration to foster fashion and design innovation, AOD – Sri Lanka’s creative powerhouse – recently


En vogue urbans enter Sri Lanka national crafts sphere for the first time

Views - 93 Thursday, 14 December 2017 00:00

For the first time, chic, urban craft trends enigmatically nurtured by an unusual group of Lankan seniors have entered the domestic marketplace.


Sirio awarded for exceptional growth at BCCSA 2017

Views - 94 Thursday, 14 December 2017 00:00

With a continuous drive towards long-term growth and highly focused export-oriented strategy, Badalgama-based apparel manufacturer Sirio Ltd.


Graduating class 2018 of Asian International School presents PULS8

Views - 187 Thursday, 30 November 2017 00:00

It’s going to be an evening of chic fashion and trendy designs as the graduating class of AIS hit the runway and present a fashion show with a difference. The event titled PULS8 Feel The Beat will be held on 5 December at the Kings Court Cinnamo


AMDT’s Fashion Design Creative UK Degree level qualifications January 2018 enrollments now open

Views - 91 Thursday, 30 November 2017 00:00

From early ages to modern civilisations of today, fashion has played a major role in sculpting societies. Sri Lanka’s fashion industries have risen to cater the international markets at large scale. Thus, resulted a high demand for fashion designer


AOD presents world-class UK design degrees to its class of 2017 at AOD Graduation

Views - 92 Thursday, 30 November 2017 00:00

A decade back, the news of a new group of professionally qualified designers graduating was not the kind that interested the business world or the Government. However, the situation could not be more different today. Welcoming the latest cohort of A


NOLIMIT founder Mubarack awarded ‘Passionate 2017’ for reshaping Sri Lanka’s fashion industry

Views - 570 Wednesday, 29 November 2017 00:00

N.L.M. Mubarack, the founder of NOLIMIT, the leading fashion retail chain in Sri Lanka, was among the 13 individuals selected by Business Today magazine and presented with ‘Passionate’ awards.


Fashion Bug ‘Serenades’ fashionistas for the season

Views - 45 Wednesday, 29 November 2017 00:00

Fashion Bug, Sri Lanka’s leading fashion destination, dazzled the audience as they unveiled this year’s seasonal collection at Serenade, a fashion show attended by their elite clientele, which was held at JieJie Beach by Jetwing recently.


Introducing the Smart Factory

Views - 115 Wednesday, 29 November 2017 00:00

JASTECA Institute of Management in collaboration with JK Agencies Ltd. announces its annual program titled ‘JUKI Production Management Program for the Garment Industry’. This program is implemented with the support


Hirdaramani ‘Achievers 2017’ awards ceremony celebrates associates graduating from leadership traini

Views - 214 Monday, 27 November 2017 00:00

Hirdaramani recently held their annual graduation – Achievers 2017 – to recognise and reward employees who successfully completed their Learning and Development training under the CARE (Career Awareness Resources to Excel) initiative.


AOD’s REVEAL 2017 marks new chapter in design for business

Views - 109 Monday, 27 November 2017 00:00

Industry heavyweights, leading organisations and big brands gathered to employ the latest cohort of professionally qualified designers in fashion design, graphic design, interior design and motion graphics and animation design, to lead creative innov


Fouzul Hameed’s annual fashion showcase – Envoy Concept 2018 receives glowing reviews

Views - 67 Friday, 17 November 2017 00:00

Hameedia, Sri Lanka’s leading menswear specialist recently concluded the fifth edition of its highly anticipated, fashion showcase – Concept2018


Hirdaramani supports future of Sri Lanka apparel by powering next gen talent at Mercedes-Benz Fashi

Views - 91 Friday, 10 November 2017 00:00

As an official industry patron at MBFW, Hirdaramani’s emerging leadership talks about the future of Sri Lanka Apparel while lending its resources and expertise to support emerging designers showcasing at the Mercedes-


Today's Columnists

Finishing the job of ending poverty in South Asia

Thursday, 18 October 2018

“I have a four-year-old son back in my village. I want to make a better life for him,” says Sharmin Akhtar, a 19-year-old employee in one of Dhaka’s many flourishing garment factories. Like thousands of other poor women, Sharmin came down to B


Depreciating rupee: Avoiding a money-go-round

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Sri Lanka’s excessive reliance on foreign capital to finance investment under favourable external financial conditions is now leading to disruptions, as those conditions change in a decisive interest rate tightening phase in the United States. As U


Responsible water stewardship in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Unlike many of our regional neighbours, Sri Lanka is blessed with an abundant water table. However, many companies do not feel the full value of this precious resource due to the limited regulation and monitoring of fresh water extraction for busines


Economy in disarray, banks flourishing; can this be true?

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

It is earlier reported that the growth in bank credit accelerated in August despite the tight credit and money conditions and rising non-performing loans in the banking sector. It is further reported that the year-on-year (YoY) growth in credit accel


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