Home / Lifestyle/ Odel sets sail ‘Beyond the Sea’ with oceanic Spring 2018 collection

Odel sets sail ‘Beyond the Sea’ with oceanic Spring 2018 collection

Comments / {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}} Views / Thursday, 8 February 2018 00:00


If fashion is about dressing for the occasion, time and place, Odel’s beach-inspired Spring 2018 Collection gives inhabitants of the paradise isle and visitors the perfect attire and accessories to effect a chic seasonal makeover.

Reminiscent of a non-stop beach vacation, the Spring Collection at Colombo’s favourite department store lends itself to looks inspired by the sea, and also explores elements of the recent, glimmering ‘modern mermaid’ trend.

Aptly themed ‘Beyond the Sea’, the just-in collection made of an assortment of textures unveiled on the 1st of February features pieces fashioned from chiffon, crepe, cotton viscose, linen, crushed velvet, sequin silk, transparent sheer fabric and multiple sequin patterned fabrics. 

A mix of chic and rustic designs, complete with stripes, tropical prints, and palm fringes the collection is inspired by world-renowned brands such as Balmain, Gucci, Valentino, Prada, Elie Saab, and Jason Wu; and come in shades of blue, pink, green, gold, silver, yellow, green, brown, and red redolent of the ocean, glorious sunsets and all things beachy. 

“Spring is a time for frolicking, and for most, it is the time to get out there and really experience the beauty of the ocean. Our Spring 2018 Collection is inspired by the sea and its intricacies, and especially by the latest and popular ‘mermaid’ trend that’s taken the world by storm,” said Desiree Karunaratne, Group Marketing Director of Softlogic Holdings which owns the iconic department store chain. “We see fashion as a vehicle of self-expression; and for that, the collection gives plenty of opportunity.” 

The ‘seanic’ collection also extends itself to fashion lines for men and kids, which too feature tropical prints and light colours. The matching accessories collection also explores oceanic elements in lighter shades, with beads and tassels to complete the ensemble.

Furthermore, in keeping with the theme, the Home Collection at Odel showcases a product line that touches on coastal interior styles with beach tones, seaside motifs, and rustic, nautical themed items.

Staying true to the oceanic theme, all Odel department stores are now dressed in accents evocative of the ocean, giving shoppers the feeling of a beach vacation as they pick out their outfits for spring. 

Pictured here are some of Odel’s Spring 2018 creations and displays at the company’s flagship store at Alexandra Place, Colombo 7.

Share This Article


1. All comments will be moderated by the Daily FT Web Editor.

2. Comments that are abusive, obscene, incendiary, defamatory or irrelevant will not be published.

3. We may remove hyperlinks within comments.

4. Kindly use a genuine email ID and provide your name.

5. Spamming the comments section under different user names may result in being blacklisted.


Today's Columnists

In the desert of Tamil films, actor Sivaji Ganesan was an oasis

Saturday, 22 September 2018

‘Indian Film,’ first published in 1963 and co-authored by former Columbia University Professor Erik Barnouw and his student Dr. Subrahmanyam Krishnaswamy, is considered a seminal study of the evolution and growth of Indian cinema. The book is cit

Imran may turn blind eye to blasphemy law and persecution of Ahmadiyyas

Saturday, 22 September 2018

There are clear signs that Pakistan’s freshly minted Prime Minister, Imran Khan, will make a sincere effort to reduce corruption and maladministration in the domestic sphere. In foreign affairs he is likely to make a brave attempt to mend fences wi

The rate of exchange, capital flight and the Central Bank

Friday, 21 September 2018

The Central Bank (CBSL) exists for the sole purpose of price stability. Its controls on the financial system and monetary policy exist to maintain price stability. As put forth many times by the Governor, the failing of the CBSL to control inflation

Red flag over the Sri Lankan Navy

Friday, 21 September 2018

Shocking story Rusiripala, a former banker in Sri Lanka, who has taken to writing in Daily FT, is perturbed by the red flag I have raised (Daily FT article 18 September) over the shocking charge that our Navy had operated a ransom gang that had abduc

Columnists More