Sri Lankan Designers Show

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Colombo Fashion Week’s Tie-up with the Heritage Week Jaipur in it’s Third Season



Three Sri Lankan designers with an ethical bent, Conscience, Buddhi Batiks and Maus showed at the prestigious Heritage Week Jaipur. 

In its third year the Heritage Week in Jaipur is being established as a very meaningful fashion week in South Asia as it celebrates craft and artisanal elements which can create a unique global identity for South Asian designers. Designers from India, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka showcased their work.   

Untitled-42017 is the third year of collaboration between Colombo Fashion Week and the prestigious Rajasthan Heritage Week, Jaipur. This collaboration has provided a platform for important Sri Lankan fashion labels to show at one of the most high profile international fashion weeks in South Asia. 

Heritage Week has a strong ethical bent and relevant Sri Lankan designers have shown there for the last two years.

CFW ‘s vision to expand the scope of the fashion industry with multiple initiatives that aim at developing and showcasing Sri Lankan fashion design industry to the world and to the fashion consumers of Sri Lanka, is something CFW has managed to execute successfully for the past decade. 

This collaboration has provided another opportunity for Sri Lankan designers to show in one of the biggest fashion markets in the world and share the stage with the likes of Rohit Bal, Tarun Tahiliani, Ritu Kumar, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Abraham & Thakore, Hemant Trivedi, Bibi Russell and many others. Last season this collaboration saw Conscience and Sonali Dharmawardene showcase at  Rajasthan Heritage Week, this year the Sri Lankan fashion labels showcasing are Buddhi Batiks, Conscience and Maus. 

“I am thankful to CFW for opening amazing regional doors for my brand and showcasing along with the big South Asian names. Jaipur was an amazing experience, but this is true of CFW even in Sri Lanka, since over a decade we have shared the ramp with the biggest names in global and regional fashion, Sri Lankan designers need this,” says Darshi Keertisena of Buddhi Batiks.

In the past Colombo Fashion Week has provided Sri Lankan designers a platforms to show at fashion weeks in Miami, Dubai, Russia, India, Pakistan, Malaysia and Indonesia. This international exposure has been part of CFW’s vision to expand the horizon to make talent internationally competitive.

“Colombo Fashion Week will celebrate 15 years in 2018. Heritage Week is another example of taking Sri Lankan fashion design to the world. We will continue strongly to groom and showcase Sri Lankan fashion talent internationally,” says Ajai V Singh, President and Founder of Colombo Fashion Week.