An international clothing and textile conference has heard how the growing retail market in the Asia-Pacific region may enable emerging economies such as Sri Lanka to realise ambitious dreams to become regional production hubs.
The Sri Lanka Design Festival (SLDF) 2013 conceptualised and founded by Academy Of Design (AOD) staged a successful fashion show titled ‘Sustainable Fashion Runway’ at the Cinnamon Lakeside, Colombo on Friday, 11 October. The runway showcased designs from renowned apparel giants as well as upcoming fashion designers from AOD incorporating the artisans in the handicraft industry empowering their communities whilst reaching new heights in the fashion and apparel industry
Brandix designer Radhika Mendis presented 12 creative ensembles – mirroring the easy elegance of the seascape outside Galle’s Lighthouse hotel – at the HSBC Colombo Fashion Week Resort Wear Show on Sunday, 6 October.
Whether improved transparency in clothing supply chains will be enough to guarantee a sustainable future for outsourcers in South Asia remains to be seen, but a conference staged in Sri Lanka last week heard plenty of calls for improved openness.
The graduation ceremony of the Hirdaramani Leadership Program Class of 2013 was held on 3 October at the Hilton Colombo Residence.
The Sri Lanka Design Festival (SLDF) 2013, backed by local industries and the Sri Lankan Government, kicked off yesterday. The main objective of the festival, which is to promote design driven exports, is supported by Sri Lanka’s apex institute for driving exports, the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB).
Coats Thread Lanka Ltd. has joined with Sri Lanka Design Festival (SLDF) to promote the many capabilities of the local apparel and fashion industry to the world.
The South Asian Apparel Leadership Forum that is creating massive interest among the apparel industry professionals in South Asia and abroad is scheduled to lead the groundbreaking discussion on the future of apparel sourcing from Sri Lanka.
The two-day HSBC Colombo Fashion Week Resort Wear Show came to an end last night after hours of exciting and inspiring fashion by Sri Lanka’s very own talented designers as well as two highly-acclaimed international designers – Bibi Russell and Jason and Anshu. The Daily FT brings to you Day 1 of the fashion show held at the historic Galle Fort on Saturday, infusing old charm with contemporary design and trends in today’s edition. Kicking off the resort wear show with Colombo Jewellery Stores launching a special limited edition collection ‘Cock-a-doodle-do’ and the TAG Heuer watches, the evening unveiled some interesting designs and beautiful fashion amidst great music and high spirits. Here are some highlights of Saturday’s show
Sri Lanka’s leading menswear specialist Hameedia continues to be at the forefront of fashion taking on the catwalk at the second edition of the HSBC Colombo Fashion Week Resort Wear show in Galle today, 5 October.
The REVEAL 2013 graduate design exhibition by Sri Lanka’s International Design campus AOD, was launched last night with an exclusive event open to design-led industry personalities.
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