INNOVATION ISLAND

Picture this—a new kind of creative paradise in the making. One that comes from a culture that has its own ideas, technologies and practices in creativity. One tuned in to the age-old ideologies of sustainability and wellbeing, as well as the aspirations of tomorrow’s world. A hotspot for connecting with fresh talent, innovative brands, conscious manufacturers and unusual infrastructures in place for product innovation. A place of opportunity. A new destination for design. Welcome to the ‘innovation island’—the future face of Sri Lanka’s creativity.

MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK SRI LANKA

The second edition of Sri Lanka's first international Fashion Week—Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Sri Lanka is pepped to be the platform for showcasing the fashion & apparel industry of Sri Lanka & South Asia and will be taking place from the 26 – 28 of October 2018.

The event incorporates a multitude of fashion shows and activities, which offer the visitors a unique view of fashion from young design talent showcases to unique textiles to contemporary fashion and the unique Sri Lankan, sustainable apparel industry. Embracing a variety
 of business areas, the festival is highly relevant to a broad audience including international designers, sustainable fashion experts, apparel industry manufacturers and supply chain from Sri Lanka and the region, opinion leaders, educationalists, fashion & design followers, as well as buyers and retailers.

Explore the series of exhibitions and shows here.

SRI LANKA DESIGN FESTIVAL

Empowered by technology, a new creative ecosystem is rising. Human evolution is at a new height where aesthetics have come parallel to function, where our sensory delight is an essential part of our wellbeing.

Sri Lanka Design Festival 2018, in its celebratory 10th year takes place where science and creativity come alive in the business realm. It is a futuristic take on where the merger of design and technology will lead our world and collaborates with industries and businesses to unfold a preview of this tomorrow with South Asia, and more specifically Sri Lanka, as its centre. Design is reflecting changes in the new digital era. This year’s event will cover trends and shift in creative industries, design technology, design-led innovation, sustainability and design thinking.

Explore the event the series of talks, exhibitions, forums and more here.

FASHION SEARCH 

Fashion Search organized by AOD and held as a part of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week inspires young aspiring fashion designers.

 Fashion Search was created for students with innovative ideas and dreams of becoming a designer to take an initial step towards a future in design and gain exposure to the fashion industry in Sri Lanka and one of the main international fashion events - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. The competition will be held as two challenges; fashion design and street style photography. Students are guided to be inspired by the Spring/Summer 2019 trends in designing their own collections and photography in order to convey the importance of staying up-to-date on trends and also being able to thread in your own individuality and unique ideas. It is an opportunity for students to think free and flesh out their more unconventional ideas and discover their own potential while gaining an insight into a highly-specialized field which requires special talent and skill.

Read the rules and get the details of Fashion Search 2018 here.