Sri Lanka Fashion and Apparel Awards 2015
Sri Lanka’s multi-billion dollar fashion manufacturing industry, known to be the largest export revenue maker for the island, is world-renowned for its ethically fortified and environmentally conscious practices. This remarkable industry is also rapidly expanding its strength in design and creative led development. As part of the industry’s evolution with the infusion ‘design’, Sri Lanka’s fashion industry is witnessing a boom with more and more local fashion labels, boutiques of hand-made designer wear, runway shows and young, aspiring designers. These independent fashion brands and boutiques are also gaining vast recognition for their sustainable practices, innovation and international standard yet locally rooted creativity. Sri Lanka Fashion & Apparel Awards celebrate the excellence of these established and emerging businesses on a global platform.
Sri Lanka Fashion and Apparel Awards (SLFAA), conceptualized by SLDF and billed to be the premier event celebrating design excellence in Sri Lanka’s fashion and apparel sector.
In its second edition, SLFAA 2015 will shortlist and award some of the most influential personalities, organizations, partnerships and initiatives that have shaped Sri Lankan fashion and apparel. SLFAA includes eleven categories for the year 2015; Individual Designer Awards – Emerging Designer, Sustainable Fashion, Student/Graduate-Industry Collaboration and Industry Designer Awards – Industry Young Blood, Design & Detail Excellence in Casualwear, Design & Technical Excellence in Constructed Apparel, Specialists Products & Accessories, Best ‘Own-Brand’ and Game Changer through Innovation.
Judging of winners will be carried out by an expert panel of international judges and the finalists will showcase at the Award Ceremony on November 28th 2015. The winners will be offered the opportunity to participate in an all expenses paid trip to the Istanbul Fashion Week 2016 – the new fashion hotspot where the East meets the West.