In 2013 we were invited to photograph CFW Resort’s 2 day showcase.
Take note ladies and gentleman, resortwear has never been so fashionable! Many of those considered fashion royalty is in attendance to unveil, the long-anticipated, 2nd installment, of Colombo Fashion Week Resortwear show. Set in the iconic city of Galle this year, the 2 day fashion bonanza will showcase 14 designers and is set to be even more successful than last year. All those involved, agree Galle is the perfect location. We have a natural setting of the historic Fort town on day one & on day two we are at the beautiful Jetwing Lighthouse.
CFW has always been a great place for local designers to showcase themselves, and this year proves to be even better with 11 Sri Lankan designers. CFW will be partnering with the Local Crafts Council of Sri Lanka to provide exposure for artists that use traditional craft techniques. When asked whether Sri Lankan Fashion takes a lot of influence from Western and Eastern Culture, Mr. Singh replied ‘The young designers have strong Western influences, but at the same time are very rooted in their own culture, for example with the use of Batik.’
Commenting on why resort wear is being focused on as part of CFW’s calendar showcase, Ajai V Singh, President, Colombo Fashion Week stated, “I believe that the Resort edition of HSBC, CFW is vital for us as we want to play on our strengths and create a season which is relevant to us in Sri Lanka which can make us shine by the grace of God, and enable us to make a mark internationally. Resort wear is a growing category and we want to lead its growth in this part of the world. We can’t do much in terms of fashion with the Fall and Winter seasons, so for designer businesses to grow we need a second season along with Spring and Summer. Two years ago we found that resort wear worked well as our second season. With continuous innovation, we will keep driving this category to greater heights, creating more opportunities for Sri Lankan fashion designers and the industry.”