The HSBC Colombo Fashion Week 2019 was announced at a press conference, revealing a few surprises in store.


Introducing the concept of the Fashion Film a few years ago, the push is on to generate international standard work and provide more exposure to budding film makers locally. Featuring this year will be a competition with fabulous prizes, with an additional twist on the rules, all the videos have to be shot on smartphones, ensuring a more level playing field that won't provide advantages to bigger production houses.

Marking a change this year, promoting Colombo and Sri Lanka and a fashion destination, each day the show will happen at a different location. Hosting the event this year will be the colonial ambiance of the Galle Face Hotel (CFW returning to the hotel, having held it's first edition there), the modern Shangri La Hotel, Colombo, and the ever classy Hilton Hotel, Colombo.

The fabulous lineup of Sri Lankan and international designers who will showcase their collections on the runway and reveal the trends for the season was also revealed.

Emerging Designer Showcase + The NEXT Award – CFW Day 01

Location : Hilton Colombo

Date : Wednesday, 27th March 2019

Time : 6:30pm onwards


  1. Himashi Wijeweera
  2. Manasha Silva
  3. Shehana Dayananda
  4. Marlon Rae
  5. Nilusha Maddumage
  6. Nads Ratnayaka
  7. Achala Lee Koh
  8. Ayesh Wickramarathne
  9. Ridma Samaranayake
  10. Udarika Dalugam
  11. Shimalka Bodaragama

Designer Showcase – CFW Day 02

Location : Galle Face Hotel

Date : Thursday, 28th March 2019

Time : 6.30 pm


  1. Dimuthu Sahabandu
  2. La Pard
  3. Gihan Ediriweera
  4. Brian Kerkoven
  5. Jaish Jayasingha
  6. Amilani Perera
  7. Cigdem Akin

Designer Showcase – CFW Day 03

Location : Shangri-La Hotel

Date : Friday, 1st March 2019

Time : 6.30 pm


  1. Aslam Hussein
  2. Meraki
  3. Maus
  4. Kamil Hewavitharana
  5. Vathsala Gunasekara
  6. Sukhet Dhir

Designer Showcase (Finale) – CFW Day 04 Location : Hilton Colombo Date : Saturday, 2nd March 2019 Time : 6.30 pm Designers

  1. Sonali Dharmawardena
  2. Rajesh Pratap Singh
  3. Fouzul Hameed
  4. Charini Suriyage
  5. Indi Yapa Abeywardena
  6. Lovi Ceylon