Mar 14, Colombo: South Asia's premier fashion show HSBC Colombo Fashion Week (HSBC CFW) will take place in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo from April 03 -05.
This year the HSBC Colombo Fashion Week ,which has been the backbone of Sri Lanka's fashion design industry for the past decade, will pay tribute to the next generation of designers, saluting them, supporting them, and also paying tribute to their mentors .
The 10th edition of the HSBC CFW was announced at a press briefing held at the Colombo Hilton Tuesday.
This year's Fashion Week, hosted by Hilton, will feature a total of 31 designers including 10 high profile designers from eight countries and 20 talented Sri Lankan designers over three nights.
Among them, will be two young Sri Lankan designers, Nishantha de Gruiter whose label Suitsupply has been the rage in Wall Street for the last two years and British born Radhika Perera-Hernandez, the creator of the brand 'Lois London' renowned for its mesmerizing kaftans and swimwear.
The special focus, this year, will be on youth and in particular young Sri Lankan designers here and overseas, with a view entirely on the next generation.
In honor of its decade-long commitment to supporting the "Gen-Next" of the fashion industry, HSBC CFW will also debut some of the youngest talent from Sri Lanka and the world, finalized by a meticulous selection process and mentored by industry experts that include internationally acclaimed designers such as Agatha Ruiz de La Prada, Bibi Russell and Rizwan Beyg.
This year too, HSBC Colombo Fashion Week will continue its collaboration with Fashion TV, and has created a media partnership with Russia Fashion Week allowing for live streaming of both shows and the show will be streamed live in Russia.
HSBC CFW 2013 is organizing three fabulously themed after-parties at different venues within Hilton as well as Fashion workshops by international personalities and trainers in partnership with HSBC CFW's knowledge partner - the British Council.