Other Sectors

DSI partners with Star Points to launch unique loyalty program

Views - 1657 Wednesday, 12 July 2017 09:49

From left: Dialog Axiata PLC New Business Development Manager Chandana Paththinige, Dialog Axiata PLC New Business Development Head of Group Business Development Chinthana Jayasekara, Dialog Axiata PLC Mobile Telecommunications Head of Business As


Using design to reinvent Lankan leather and footwear industry

Views - 1714 Wednesday, 12 July 2017 09:49

     With all industries being pushed to reinvent and transform to meet a future that does not play by the old rules, Sri Lanka’s leather and footwear industry too, is keen for learning opportunities that can h


International Graduate Fashion Spectacle

Views - 1605 Friday, 7 July 2017 00:00

International Graduate Fashion Spectacle (IGFS) being the first time in Sri Lanka of this type, will be making this event spectacular by mesmerising its guests from the instigation till the conclusion of the event leaving a mark in their memory of


Dress up in style this wedding season with Hameedia

Views - 1513 Friday, 7 July 2017 00:00

Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life and it symbolises the start of a beautiful journey. As a groom, all eyes will be on you and your bride, so it is truly important that you stand out and grace your special occasion in styl


The Outlet Store celebrates Father’s Day

Views - 1500 Friday, 7 July 2017 00:00

The Outlet Store, Colombo’s newest fashion departmental store featuring latest trends for an exclusive family shopping experience at affordable prices, recently celebrated Father’s Day (18 June) with many surprising gifts, special offe


DSI opens Sri Lanka’s first exclusive Arrow store

Views - 1378 Friday, 7 July 2017 00:00

D. Samson & Sons Ltd. celebrated the opening of the first exclusive Arrow store in Sri Lanka at 160/1, Bauddaloka Mawatha, Colombo 04. D. Samson & Sons Ltd. Chairman Nandadasa Rajapaksa, D. Samson & Sons Ltd. Managing Director Thusit


Envoy London appointed as Official Clothing Partner of Mr. England 2017 contest

Views - 1305 Friday, 7 July 2017 00:00

Leading men’s wear brand Envoy London was appointed as Official Clothing Partner of the highly contested Mr. England 2017 pageant for the second consecutive year. The contestants, all winners of their respective regions will be clothed by


TrendSwim by Swim Week brings industry leaders together to discuss trends

Views - 1147 Thursday, 29 June 2017 00:00

  Expert forum to discuss future direction Swim Week Colombo, with its title partner Olu Tropical Water, presents another edition of the highly-anticipated segment TrendSwim, which will feature an expe


Emerald and AOD look to redesign local industry

Views - 1570 Thursday, 29 June 2017 00:00

From left: Emerald International Head of HR Sepali Hettiarachchi, Emerald International Head of Marketing Kisani Dahanayake, Emerald International Head of Design and Development Arun Kumar, Emerald International Manager Operations Ahmed Ikram, Eme


Raffles Design Institute holds ‘Saviskara’ Graduation, Exhibition and Fashion Show 2017

Views - 1588 Wednesday, 14 June 2017 00:02

Raffles Institute of Higher Education Colombo, the premier design education provider in Sri Lanka celebrated its fourth graduation ceremony, exhibition and fashion show ‘Saviskara’ recently at the Ramada Hotel Liberty Ballroom. Raffl


AOD launches ‘Design Wire’, supporting design innovation in industry

Views - 1377 Wednesday, 14 June 2017 00:01

Design Wire kicks off with first talk geared for the advertising industry Presented in collaboration with British Council and Daily FT, Design Wire is a monthly talk series hosted by AOD to support design led innovation within industry


Championing digital transformation for the fashion and apparel industry

Views - 2395 Thursday, 1 June 2017 00:37

From breaking into India’s $ 35 billion online fashion sector to becoming one of its favourite e-players, FashionMarket.lk, has been creating waves in India and beyond. The Lankan entrepreneur behind it all – Linda Speldewinde, shares


New Signature showroom opens at Majestic City Complex

Views - 2336 Tuesday, 9 May 2017 00:10

  Popular menswear brand Signature proudly inaugurated a brand new showroom at the Majestic City Complex, the most central shopping destination in Colombo.  The new showroom was formally inaugurated by the Chief Guest


Chalmway International Hair and Beauty Institute holds 16th Graduation Ceremony

Views - 2370 Tuesday, 9 May 2017 00:00

    The 16th graduation ceremony of Chalmway International Hair and Beauty Institute (CIHBI) was held at the Bishop’s College Auditorium in the presence of a host of distinguished guests including Harris Wijesinghe


First-ever US Lanka Fashion Week in New York in June

Views - 2414 Tuesday, 9 May 2017 00:00

  Boston Lanka has announced the first-ever US Lanka Fashion week in Staten Island, New York next month.  The Sri Lankan fashion week in New York will be the first-ever event to promote Sri Lankan fashion exclusively i


Singer Fashion Academy unveils Needle Painting Exhibition 2017

Views - 2456 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 - 2341 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 - 2521 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 - 3553 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 - 3461 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 - 3254 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 - 2852 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 - 2790 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 - 2947 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 - 3061 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 - 3022 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 - 3160 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 - 3012 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 - 2930 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 - 2650 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


Today's Columnists

Problem is not us women and booze: It’s paternalism and capriciousness in policymaking

Friday, 19 January 2018

The other day the President of Sri Lanka went public expressing his intention to revoke a ministerial order revoking the notion that a woman of any age has no more maturity than a youth less than eighteen years old.


MS-RW Unity Govt. must stay united for the sake of the country

Friday, 19 January 2018

A few days after the Unity Government celebrated its third anniversary, President Maithripala Sirisena asked the Supreme Court: “Whether


The joy of books! Cuddling up with a wish to explore

Thursday, 18 January 2018

I walked into a small communication shop to discover that you can buy almost anything from rubber seeds and tree leaves to bird feathers to support a student attending a school. I noted that all leaves are properly and accurately (hopefully!) identif


Wake up, drifting mega infrastructure development professionals!

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Infrastructure investment is a key driver of a stronger and productive economy. Stakeholders, especially the public and the international funding agencies, demand greater transparency and scrutiny on infrastructure decision as the Government spend th


Columnists More