Paris-Colombo Fashion Week!
The Alliance Française de Colombo, with the support of the Embassy of France in Sri Lanka and Maldives and the French company Schneider Electric, organised the first ever Paris-Colombo Fashion Week in Sri Lanka from the 6th to 10th December 2006. During the week there was a blend of cultures, as well as the promotion of the latest fashion trends: a fashion exhibition, an exclusive fashion show, a conference and a party featuring a French DJ.
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th December @ Crescat Boulevard, The Shopping mall.
The first ever French fashion exhibition in Colombo was held exclusively from the 6th to the 10th of December at Crescat Boulevard, The Shopping Mall. This exhibition, which has already been successfully displayed around the world (recently in Indonesia and Singapore), displayed 60 works of art from 15 French fashion illustrators that depict the latest trends in the French fashion industry.
On invitation only
An exclusive Fashion show organised in Colombo launched the Paris-Colombo Fashion Week. Upcoming and renowned fashion designers from Sri Lanka exhibited their latest works, with their French counterparts. Sri Lankan models had the great privilege of showing off the outfits on the catwalk. A French DJ added colour and rhythm to the evening.
8th December, 3.00pm @ Alliance française Auditorium
A French designer, Mr Daniel Fumaz, hosted a conference on the latest trends in European fashion on the 8th December at the Alliance Française Auditorium. This was a great opportunity for both Sri Lankan fashion designers and lovers to share their knowledge and experience.
Saturday 9th December, 9.oo pm @ H20 Night Club.
Tickets at entrance.
The final event was at the H20 Nightclub on Saturday 9th December from 9pm onwards. A wide-screen slide show of the exhibition and the fashion show was presented during the night. Again, to add more colour and rhythm to the evening, a Paris-based DJ was spinning out the music. This was the first visit to Sri Lanka of this well-known DJ who regularly performs in prominent clubs around the world spanning from Tokyo to Amsterdam, London and Bangkok.