The upcoming 20th edition of Colombo Fashion Week (CFW), or the Luxury Resortwear edition, is set to prioritize circularity and fashion as a soft power. Scheduled for November 29-30, 2023, the event will not only showcase sophisticated resortwear and occasionwear but also mark the relaunch of the Fashion Design Council of Sri Lanka (FDCL).
Ten designers, including Charini Suriyage, Amilani Perera, Asanka De Mel, Fouzul Hameed, Dinushi Pamunuwa, Kamil Hewawitharana, and Karma, will present their collections over the two-day event. The show will attract prominent designers from India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan.
Colombo Fashion Week will host a Circular Design Mindset, a sustainability workshop organized under the Responsible Fashion Council. Sanjaya Senarath, Chief Marketing Officer of Nations Trust Bank, notes the partnership underscores the commitment to support emerging entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka's fashion industry, providing an opportunity for the bank's high-end card segment to engage with the fashion presented by CFW.
The Luxury Resortwear edition has secured partnerships with Shangri-La Colombo, Nations Trust Bank, American Express, Lakme, Tressemme, Vision Care, Hameedia, Ramani Salons, Wijeya Newspaper, Hardtalk, and Emerging Media.