Colombo Fashion Week (CFW) is a developmental project that aims to drive progressive change in every aspect of the fashion industry in Sri Lanka. A movement that started in 2003, Colombo Fashion Week has, in a systematic manner, created formats that demand transformation across the key pillars that would define a fashion industry. Colombo Fashion Week’s mission is to establish, develop and maintain an efficient fashion eco-system that incubates the best of Sri Lankan fashion design before it is presented to the world.
Colombo Fashion Week focuses on designer development while training and equipping designers with the know-how on all aspects of the fashion industry, from fabric and textile development, to honing craft and technique, input on intellectual properties, retail programs, guidance on branding, marketing and public relations for the local and international markets. Over 85% of Sri Lankan designers are the product of this developmental system. The platform also has a Fashion Design Fund in order to make resources available to high-potential emerging designers. Every aspect that contributes to what is known as a progressive fashion industry is carefully evaluated, so that every part plays a specific role like a well-oiled machine. Colombo Fashion Week carries a mantle and a responsibility towards Sri Lanka’s fashion design industry as the voice of fashion in Sri Lanka and has come to be known as the backbone of the industry.
Swim Week Colombo is Asia’s first and most premier swim and luxury resort wear fashion platform and facilitates a responsible ecosystem from Design and Manufacturing to Retail, showcasing the best of Sri Lankan, regional and international designers, and encouraging fusion with regional crafts.
Swim Week Colombo aims to create a global platform for swim and luxury resort wear and position Sri Lanka as the swimwear capital of the world. Sri Lanka is renowned globally for its world-class manufacturing capabilities, engineering and producing swimwear for some of the world’s finest brands. This existing knowledge and expertise, along with Sri Lanka’s strategic position as an island with world-famous beaches and holiday attractions, lends the country the potential to become a global swimwear hub. Swim Week Colombo is the merging point of designers, manufacturers, media, retailers and experts, in one of the most exotic locations in the world, Sri Lanka.