Fashion

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

Views - 81 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 - 50 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 - 59 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 - 53 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 - 66 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 - 132 Friday, 1 June 2018 00:00

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


Turning words into action at Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2018

Views - 77 Wednesday, 23 May 2018 00:00

A total of 1,300 key players from more than 50 countries across the globe representing the fashion sector, politics, NGOs,


Meghan loved her veil embroidered with tribute to the Commonwealth - designer

Views - 32 Wednesday, 23 May 2018 00:00

LONDON (Reuters) - When Meghan Markle walked down the aisle to marry Prince Harry on Saturday, she had with her the 53


Colombo Fashion Week kicks off with Asia’s first ‘Responsible Fashion Summit’

Views - 133 Wednesday, 21 March 2018 08:53

The Colombo Fashion Week kicked off with Asia’s first ‘Responsible Fashion Summit’ unveiling the responsible fashion movement founded based on bringing forth ethical fashion while strongly focusing on sustainable development of the fashion indu


Hameedia launches full grain leather Envoy shoe collection

Views - 96 Monday, 19 March 2018 00:26

Hameedia, Sri Lanka’s leading menswear specialist has launched Envoy Shoes for the man about town. This exciting new range of casual shoes – Envoy Sport – adds style and comfort for the complete man. Made from full grain leather and thermoplas


Promoting integration of fashion and artificial intelligence

Views - 45 Monday, 19 March 2018 00:26

The Institute of Textiles and Clothing (ITC) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is collaborating with the Vision and Beauty Team at Alibaba Group, which specialises in vision intelligence and applications, to establish the first-of-its-k


Versace and Furla join designer labels ditching fur

Views - 61 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 - 656 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 - 70 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 - 224 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 - 37 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 - 87 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 - 241 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 - 64 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 - 118 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 - 96 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 - 68 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 - 90 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 - 710 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 - 715 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 - 177 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 - 50 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 - 120 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 - 69 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 - 106 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.


Today's Columnists

Lasantha, journalists and diplomats

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

We find scarce little to celebrate in a sullied land, marking our days remembering the tragedies that tell our blood-soaked history. In the troubled decades preceding, many, from the highest in the land to average citizens, have met with violent ends


Automation and machine learning: Helping organisations extract deeper value from data

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

The world is in the midst of a data explosion. Humans are generating an estimated 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every single day1, according to Forbes, and more data was created in the past two years than in all of human history. No wonder data now r


SL tourism: From TOM to experience the brand in 2019

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Last week I had just crossed the border that separates Laos from Thailand and was on route via land to Thailand. My mind was on Laos – a country branded globally as ‘Simply Beautiful’ (backed by the ADB in 2018) to attract visitors into the cou


Questionable (or absurd) official report on poverty indicators

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

The latest Report issued by the Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs on ‘Poverty Indicators’ is both questionable and outrageous.1This Ministry is under the responsibility of the Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe. Most of the sta


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