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  • WISTFUL WANDERER

    Monday Nov 28 2016

    Ann’s work for URBAN ISLAND presents a true bohemian womenswear series built on the belief that clothing is an outlet to express the real ‘you’ without the constraints and frameworks... Read More

  • PRAS & DANTIES

    Thursday Nov 24 2016

    PRAS & DANTIES was launched in 2015 and is a brand that specialises in Batik printed lingerie and resort wear.  Designed by Dinushi Pamunuwa who is originally from Kandy, Sri... Read More

  • 'The Road Not Taken' by Isuru Liyanage

    Tuesday Nov 22 2016

    'The Road Not Taken' by Isuru Liyanage as seen on Mercedes-Benz Fashion Runways Sri Lanka 2016Isuru’s collection for URBAN ISLAND is inspired by the simplified beauty of nature represented through... Read More

  • 'ART EN-ROUTE' | NETHMI X URBAN ISLAND

    Monday Nov 21 2016

    Native symbols of the Mexican tribe ‘Huichol’ such as fire, peyote, eagle and reindeer have been used in primary and contrasting colours.With prints that mix traditional batik & screen printing... Read More

  • Our Story - Artisan and us

    Friday Nov 18 2016

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  • NETHMI x URBAN ISLAND

    Thursday Nov 17 2016

    Nethmi is a modern designer who is influenced by the vibrancy of global cultures and international styling trends. As a designer Nethmi works with different craft communities and uses traditional... Read More

  • SHEHANI x URBAN ISLAND

    Wednesday Nov 16 2016

    Shehani brings in a contemporary mix of womenswear and sarees to URBAN ISLAND designer portfolio.  Shehani De Silva is a designer with a fresh take on textile and takes a... Read More

  • SENANI x URBAN ISLAND

    Wednesday Nov 16 2016

    Senani Wickremasinghe is modern designer specialising in printed womenswear that uses heritage techniques such as batik. Her fashion philosophy derives from the idea of seeing the world through the eyes... Read More

  • NITHYA x URBAN ISLAND

    Thursday Nov 10 2016

    NITHYA, is a young, chic and sustainable fashion brand exploring  the potential of traditional Sri Lankan crafts when combined with new age fashion. Her signature style is cool, carefree, gamine... Read More

  • SHILANTHI x URBAN ISLAND

    Wednesday Nov 09 2016

    Slilanthi Abayagunawardana is one of the most senior textile designers in the country and the soul of URBAN ISLAND’s textile focused work. With over thirty years’ experience in textile, Shilanthi... Read More

  • SAJEE x URBAN ISLAND

    Tuesday Nov 08 2016

    Sajeewani is a designer who focuses on creating a cool and understated luxury fashion experiences built on specialist textile. Sajeewani Seneviratne is a graduate of AOD and Northumbria University UK,... Read More

  • ISURU x URBAN ISLAND

    Monday Nov 07 2016

    Isuru Liyanage is a talented young designer linked to URBAN ISLAND. A merger of modern simplicity and traditional handcrafted luxury is what drives his take on fashion. Isuru is originally... Read More

  • SAREE IN A WOMAN'S LIFE

    Wednesday Nov 02 2016

    The sari, sometimes spelled saree, is a draped dress, created from a single piece of fabric five to nine yards long, which is wrapped around a woman's body in a... Read More

  • ESSENTIALLY EFFORTLESS

    Tuesday Nov 01 2016

    Prabath is one of Colombo’s most popular young designers, started earning a name in the fashion world, even before graduating as a fully qualified fashion designer. Staring with ‘String Hopper’... Read More

  • BIRDS OF A FEATHER

    Monday Oct 31 2016

    c.h.a.r.l.e.n.e This stylish, fun brand is by the designer Charlene Thuring who comes from a background of swimwear design for Victoria's Secret through one of Sri Lanka's largest apparel makers,... Read More

  • DIP DYED SAREES - DYED TO PERFECTION

    Friday Oct 28 2016

    Sarees the emotional and sensitive wear of every women in the south Asian continent has got its new forms through the dip dye trend which is currently in its peaks.... Read More

  • PINK SAREE THE SIGH OF HOPE

    Thursday Oct 27 2016

    Pink is feminine and romantic, affectionate and intimate, thoughtful and caring. It tones down the physical passion of red replacing it with a gentle loving energy. Pink is a sign... Read More

  • SAREE A WORK WEAR

    Wednesday Oct 26 2016

    It is indeed ironical that, while sarees are the quintessential women’s attire, most women shudder at the thought of wearing it daily to work. While some feel that they would... Read More

  • THE MODERN SAREE WOMAN

    Tuesday Oct 25 2016

    Fashion is a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, body, or furniture. Fashion is a distinctive and often constant trend in the style in which a person dresses. It is the prevailing... Read More

  • THE HANDLOOM INDUSTRY IN SRI LANKA

    Friday Oct 21 2016

    The legendary beginning of the Sri Lankan history also provides clues of a well-developed Sri Lankan weaving industry nearly three thousand years back, and even today Sri Lankan hand loom... Read More

  • ISLAND BRIDE - THE ULTIMATE WEDDING SAREE COLLECTION

    Thursday Oct 20 2016

       The saree is the ultimate timeless ethnic wear that has been worn by women for centuries. This attire has not only withstood the test of time but has come... Read More

  • THE BEST OF THE COLOR BLOCKING TREND

    Wednesday Oct 19 2016

    Color blocking, is a method of wearing multiple solid colors in an outfit.  The outfit revolves around a palette of two or more colors, usually in bold and bright shades.... Read More

  • THE MARVELOUS BATIK ART

    Tuesday Oct 18 2016

    Batik is both an art and a craft, which is becoming more popular and well known in the West as a wonderfully creative medium. The art of decorating cloth in... Read More

  • A DAY OUT WITH TIE DYE

    Monday Oct 17 2016

    Tie-dye is a modern term invented in the mid-1960s in the United States for a set of ancient resist-dyeing techniques, and for the products of these processes. The process of tie-dye typically consists... Read More

  • OCEAN WAVE - THE MAGIC ABOUT YOUR EVERY DAY FASHION

    Monday Oct 17 2016

    Tie-dye is a modern term invented in the mid-1960s in the United States for a set of ancient resist-dyeing techniques, and for the products of these processes. The process of tie-dye typically consists... Read More

  • DENIM - ONE OF A KIND FASHION TREND

    Monday Oct 17 2016

      Denim is more than just a cotton fabric; it inspires strong opinions within the hearts of historians, designers, teenagers, movie stars, reporters and writers. In 1969 a writer for... Read More

  • DENIM SAREE - THE NEW LIFESTYLE FASHION STATEMENT

    Saturday Oct 15 2016

    Denim is more than just a cotton fabric; it inspires strong opinions within the hearts of historians, designers, teenagers, movie stars, reporters and writers. In 1969 a writer for American... Read More

  • Benefits Of Buying Handloom Sarees Online

    Wednesday Aug 10 2016

    Rich texture, elegant design and an innate luster are the perfect phrases to define handloom clothes. Extremely comfortable to wear, handloom textiles include sarees, sarongs, dhotis, kurtas, shirts, etc. for... Read More

  • Look Stunning with Latest Sarees

    Friday Jul 01 2016

    Saree has been a part of women’s attire ever since the Indus Valley Civilization. The earliest discovered depiction of saree is the statue of a lady from the same civilization.... Read More

  • A special kind of saree for the special kind of woman

    Friday Jun 24 2016

    Women who wear sarees love the traditional garment for its timeless elegance and allure. The entirely draped garment paired with a constructed blouse, stands for a time-honoured fashion statement respected... Read More

  • Special Sarees For Special Women

    Wednesday Jun 22 2016

    Women who wear sarees have their own uniqueness and identity. They are glamorous and gorgeous yet grounded. They are graceful and tender yet powerful. The sarees give you that diva... Read More

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