HSBC Colombo Fashion Week introduces its next edition – to be held on 13-18 March, 2018. In its 14th year, Colombo Fashion Week has set itself bigger goals in taking the fashion industry to the next level, while showcasing Colombo as a center for progressive fashion.
Colombo Fashion Week started its journey in the year 2003; with just a handful of designers. It has since been instrumental in launching the careers of over 90% of fashion designers you see today.
Colombo Fashion Week has revived the fashion industry and now enjoys a momentum which has become a platform for the next generation of designers as well as for those who started their journey through it.
“Designer development has been the foundation of CFW since its inception, from an industry perspective, as it is instrumental in building the next generation of designers. This I believe, is the key ingredient of a healthy fashion and design industry,” said AjaiVir Singh, Founder of Colombo Fashion Week. “While planning the year ahead, we carefully look at all aspects of the fashion design industry, to plan intervention for its betterment. This will always be our focus,” he added.
The Emerging Designers Show will showcase the designs of a select number of outstanding, aspiring fashion designers chosen by an expert panel of judges. The designers have been mentored by the CFW team to aid them in honing their skills and being guided through the creative process to produce each of their runway-ready collections for CFW Summer ’18.
CFW will also be reintroducing Ethical Fashion Day this season, keeping in line with Ajai’s vision for conscious, sustainable and good fashion.
Highlighting detailed designer development is Project 7 that aims to strengthen the ideation process leading to a strong point-of-view development. It is a specialized programme composed of a series of workshops that takes participants through practical steps that influence creativity and ideation with a refreshing perspective.
Partnering with premier fine dining restaurants in Colombo, CFW brings Fashion + Food, which is essentially a marriage of the fashion world with the culinary world. This encourages participation from a whole spectrum of tastemakers, transcending the runway and thus, resulting in making Summer ’18 a celebration of both immaculate style but also immaculate taste.
Another reintroduced sub-brand by Colombo Fashion Week is CFW Frame, which encompasses Fashion + Art. The two segments respectively showcase artists with unique and interesting points of view, merging the world of fashion with that of various art mediums and film.