Talent and oomph were on abundant display when apparel factory workers transformed into singing sensations at the grand Season One final of the ‘Brandix Rasadiya Gee Tharuwa’ talent contest at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium recently.
Designed by renowned men’s fashion consultant Fouzul Hameed, the FH Studio collection featured two special collections at the recently concluded HSBC Colombo Fashion Week. The two collections named ‘Red Carpet Tuxedo’ and ‘Luxury Wedding’, featured trendsetting red carpet looks and wedding attire, exclusively designed for men.
Melache together with the Academy of Design, Colombo showcased the first ever retail venture of three fashion designers working in sustainable and ethical fashion on April 6. The Spring/Summer 2013 collections by Lonali Rodrigo, Nithya Lamahewa and Prabath Samarasooriya highlighted clothing made from handloom, recycled industrial fabric and batiks. All three of them were selected to show their collections at the London Fashion Week 2013 International Showcase this February.
A decade of experience spoke for itself when the organizers of Colombo Fashion Week 2013 choseDarshi Keerthisena to close the show on Day 3. The It Girl of batik chose a stunning variety of colours forher collection, with the saris (of course) the most striking of these.
In a significant development for Sri Lanka’s apparel industry, for the first time, Sri Lanka’s SME apparel exporters are to be linked to the much awaited global customs electronic system.
Top apparel exporter Brandix Lanka Ltd. CEO Ashroff Omar, last week declared that there was no reason for doom and gloom in the industry. Making the keynote speech at the Sri Lanka Apparel Sourcing Association's (SLASA) 20th AGM Omar expressed the belief that there was no reason for doom and gloom in the industry, based on statistics despite a global slowdown in key export markets.
NDB initiates livelihood development for handloom industry
Furthering its efforts to revive distinctive local industries of Sri Lanka, NDB recently initiated a special development program aimed at rebuilding the defunct handloom textile industry. The pilot project of a long term development program was launched in the Kuleegama village, Divulapititya of the Gampaha District which has once been renowned for its handloom products.
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