Responsible Fashion Summit 2nd edition kicks off with designer perspective

Views - 48 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 - 82 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 - 191 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 - 427 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 - 53 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 - 52 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 - 70 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 - 228 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 - 346 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 - 73 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 - 44 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

BMW partners with Luxury Resortwear Edition of Swim Week Colombo

Views - 115 Thursday, 28 June 2018 00:00

BMW recognised as the world’s most sustainable company in the automotive industry by Dow Jones Sustainability Index since 2005, recently partnered with the Luxury Resortwear Edition of Swim Week Colombo to endorse Swim Week’s vision to create a u

The true cost of fashion

Views - 36 Thursday, 28 June 2018 00:00

Year 2018 marks five years since the fourth largest industrial disaster in history, which claimed the lives of 1,138 garment workers and injured another 2,500. On 24 April 2013, the Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed due to structural failure of th

Luxury Resortwear edition of Swim Week Colombo creates business opportunity for local designers

Views - 104 Thursday, 28 June 2018 00:00

Swim Week Colombo through its latest edition of Luxury Resortwear creates a destination based opportunity for Sri Lankan designers by focusing on one of the world’s most high growth categories. Luxury Resortwear is on the rise around the world due

Fouzul Hameed grooms Mr. World Sri Lanka 2018 contestants

Views - 95 Friday, 22 June 2018 00:00

Fashion Guru, Fouzul Hameed recently shared his expertise with the contestants of the prestigious Siyatha Mr. World Sri Lanka 2018

IGFS 2018 to showcase best talent

Views - 144 Friday, 22 June 2018 00:00

International Graduate Fashion Spectacle (IGFS) 2018 organised by Mod’Art International and Lanka Institute of Fashion

Syrian refugee launches luxury sneaker brand in France

Views - 60 Monday, 18 June 2018 00:00

LILLE, France (Reuters): When Daniel Essa fled Syria in 2014, he faced an uncertain future as a refugee in France, where he knew few people and less French.

Fashion Card of Nations Trust Bank American Express celebrates luxury resort wear with Fashion Week

Views - 55 Monday, 18 June 2018 00:00

Synonymous with luxury lifestyles, Nations Trust American Express Card takes pride in bringing forth distinctive and memorable experiences for their Card members.

Italian Embassy partners AOD to celebrate iconic Italian design

Views - 97 Monday, 18 June 2018 00:00

Forming a progressive partnership between academia and diplomacy, the Italian Embassy in Colombo recently collaborated with AOD to present a rare rendition into the most iconic elements of Italy’s creative legacy.

Responsible Fashion Movement presents 2nd hackathon: The Making of the Green Gene

Views - 39 Monday, 18 June 2018 00:00

The Responsible Fashion Movement launched their second hackathon last month under the theme ‘THE MAKING OF THE GREEN GENE” in association with the Hirdaramani Group.

Islamic fashion school cuts a faithful figure in Indonesia

Views - 43 Tuesday, 12 June 2018 00:45

Reuters: Indonesia’s first Islamic fashion school is teaching students in the world’s largest Muslim-majority country the usual skills of design, styling and marketing - but with a religion-specific twist. As demand grows for Islamic apparel, fe

With sales boom in mind, Gucci tightens grip on suppliers

Views - 30 Tuesday, 12 June 2018 00:42

FLORENCE, Italy (Reuters): Kering’s fashion powerhouse Gucci is bringing more manufacturing in-house, as luxury firms step up efforts to meet rampant demand from Chinese shoppers with slicker operations. Gucci, which said this week it could one day

Luxury Resort-wear: Focus of next Fashion Week

Views - 344 Tuesday, 12 June 2018 00:00

The next edition of Fashion Week Colombo from 4 to 7 July at Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo The growing segment of Luxury Resort-wear will be in focus at the next edition of Fashion Week, hosted at Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo. This segment includes Swimwe

Kim Kardashian and Naomi Campbell pick up honors at U.S. fashion awards

Views - 30 Wednesday, 6 June 2018 00:00

Reuters: Some of the biggest names and fans of fashion made their way to Brooklyn

‘Threads of Time’ to showcase the best of Stylemart Designer Kavita Thulasidas

Views - 101 Wednesday, 6 June 2018 00:00

Threads of Time,’ a fashion extravaganza, will display some of the best creations of Stylemart Singapore Designer and Owner Kavita Thulasidas on 2 September at the Hilton Ballroom.

LiCC joins hands with Chocolaate for MDFD 2018

Views - 59 Wednesday, 6 June 2018 00:00

Bringing out the local fashion talent Chocolaate Mother Daughter Fashion Designer contest 2018 in association with LiCC

Fashion with Sri Lankan handloom takes centre stage in Ha Noi

Views - 85 Wednesday, 6 June 2018 00:00

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Ha Noi recently organised a fashion show featuring Sri Lankan designer Dhamique Amarasekara

Fashion and the modern face of female professionalism

Views - 61 Friday, 1 June 2018 00:00

Behind every successful man is a woman; behind every successful woman is an intelligently crafted wardrobe. To the powerful

Raffles Design Institute becomes RCDB

Views - 88 Friday, 1 June 2018 00:00

The Raffles Education Corporation, which was founded in Singapore in 1990, has spread across Asia, Europe and Australia

A style for every story at the Samarphanam exhibition this weekend

Views - 153 Friday, 1 June 2018 00:00

From its inception, Samarphanam has developed a unique style of its own, reflecting the ancient traditions of Indian

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