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AOD fashion graduates exposed to global networks and major career prospects at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

AOD fashion graduates exposed to global networks and major career prospects at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

AOD class of 2018 gets premiered at the Graduate Fashion Showcase at MBFW Sri Lanka, connecting the young professionals to the most influential apparel companies, international fashion names and powerful job opportunities that can jumpstart their careers The freshly graduating fashion designers and fashion marketing professionals of AOD were the young talent highlighted at Sri Lanka’s biggest fashion business and industry event—Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2018. The ‘Graduate Fashion Showcase 2018’, which is an annual showcase of the most cutting-edge fashion talent that Sri Lanka has to offer, was incorporated into Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week as an integral part of the event,...

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Design reaches new heights with AOD in Kandy

Design reaches new heights with AOD in Kandy

AOD, which offers Design Degrees from Northumbria University, UK will be opening the doors to their dedicated design education centre in Kandy, offering a pathway programme to globally-recognized design degree qualifications. Why does Sri Lanka need Design? We live during an age when creative thinking is as important as literacy or digital savviness to make it in the business world. This has made it incredibly important to make design education accessible to young people all over Sri Lanka. Design—the professional practice where creativity and commercial relevance converge, has been steadily climbing the job rankings, becoming one of the most in-demand...

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AOD leads ‘Innovation Island’ for Sri Lanka

AOD leads ‘Innovation Island’ for Sri Lanka

With leaders in apparel, automobile, hospitality and tourism industries collaborating with AOD, Lankan creative industries send out powerful global message at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and Sri Lanka Design Festival Sri Lanka is presenting a fantastic business proposition to the world. This comes from a new economy built on creativity, where our culture and homegrown talent are exported to the content-hungry markets all over the world. It’s coming from a powerful business ecosystem where human creativity, ideas, intellectual property, commerce and technology are in constant interplay. And, at the heart of this proposition is AOD—Sri Lanka’s most influential creative force. Consolidating...

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AOD Graduate and Lecturer, Chani Perera; influencing the new generation of Visual Communication Designers

AOD Graduate and Lecturer, Chani Perera; influencing the new generation of Visual Communication Designers

Perhaps more than any other designer, Chani Perera is a testament to the Visual Communication Design curriculum of AOD. Illustrator, Graphic Designer, company owner, and lecturer, Chani is a hub of exceptional talent and expertise. Chani Perera didn’t always want to be a designer. Her first instincts were to be a surgeon which was driven by the need to save people, making a significant contribution to society. Her father, who first recognised her skill in recognising details and replicating it, encouraged her to study biology as it involved drawing. However, after seeing an ad in the paper about AOD and...

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