CFW Present Luxury Edition - Focuses on craftsmanship to enhance design products in Sri Lanka

Nov 03 2022. views 185

Creating a much needed buzz in the fashion scene in Sri Lanka, Colombo Fashion Week (CFW) will present The Luxury Edition on 17th November 2022 at the Galle Face Hotel.

This special edition of CFW aims to focus on craftsmanship in design creation leading to sustainable luxury. This edition explores an opportunity to increase the value of the designed products through craftsmanship. This single day edition will showcase Sri Lanka’s fashion design talent with emphasis on luxury and wedding wear which will also create a positive vibe for the creative and design industry at this time. The show will feature luxury, occasion, and bridal trousseau segments.

Apart from the main runway show, there will be Luxury Talks which will explore the perspectives of the importance of craftsmanship in sustainable and responsible luxury. This will feature two personalities who create luxury products for local and international markets. This discussion aims to broaden the prospective of Sri Lankan design entrepreneurs to create high-value design products.

The show on the 17th evening will showcase a selection of  Sri Lankan designers, who have created their collections based on the above thought process and design thinking. To name a few, Darshi Keertisena of Buddhi Batiks, Charini Suriyage, Sonali Dharmawardena, Fouzul Hameed, Aslam Hussain, Lovi Ceylon, Dinushi Pamanuwa and others will unveil their seasonal collections.

Addressing the media at the Galle Face hotel yesterday Ajai Vir Singh the MD of CFW said “The Luxury edition by CFW explores opportunities in creating high-value design products at a time when the basics are challenged. Idea being, can an increased focus on a designer’s craft take their design label up the luxury ladder while creating a unique identity for Sri Lankan designers? This form of luxury is not only relevant but also sustainable and will encourage enhanced design entrepreneurship. At CFW we have experimented and explored constantly to lift the fashion design industry of Sri Lanka, coming out with sustainable solutions. Next year, we celebrate 20 years of CFW a development organisation. The philosophy and culture we have fostered are sustainable, developmental, and progressive while being inclusive. I am confident this unique edition will infuse new energy and positivity into the design industry as we approach the season. I am excited to see the new collections.”

CFW, a developmental platform started in 2003, in a systematic manner, created formats that demand transformation across the key pillars that would define the fashion industry. CFW’s mission is to establish, develop and maintain an efficient fashion eco-system that incubates the best of Sri Lankan fashion design. The various companies of CFW focus on different aspects of fashion, from fashion week platforms, creative events, media, sustainable fashion, education-based programmes, and fashion brands.

For this show, CFW is proud to continue its long-standing partnership with Nations Trust Bank American Express as the official Fashion Card for the Luxury Edition. Galle Face Hotel is the official Hospitality Partner while Colombo Jewellery Stores is the Official Jewellery Partner.

TRESemme, the global hair products brand associated with New York Fashion Week is the Official Haircare Partner with Ramani Fernando Salons, partnering as the official Hair and Make Up Partner, a role they have fulfilled since 2003. Also supporting this edition of CFW is Juniper, the premium real estate and investment partner for a progressive and stable investment portfolio. Vision Care is the Official Eyewear Partner for Colombo Fashion Week.


Tina Edward Gunawardhana

Tina Edward Gunawardhana is a journalist specialising in travel, fashion, lifestyle, cuisine and personalities. She is also the Features Editor for Hi!! Magazine. An intrepid traveller, she likes to show readers the world through her eyes and experiences. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram - tinajourno [email protected]



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