COLOMBO, March 17 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lanka's largest fashion extravaganza, the "Colombo Fashion Week," got underway here on Friday, showcasing unique designs from local and international designers.
The show, now in its 14th year, aimed to promote Sri Lanka's fashion industry globally.
"Since its inception, this platform has aided the local fashion industry in gaining much-needed momentum in aspects of fashion education, fashion retail, designer development, and in creating opportunities for designers to showcase their work internationally," an organizer of the fashion week said.
This year, the event was held under the theme "Celebrate Colombo" to showcase Colombo from the tourism perspective as a vibrant and creative city.
Tourism Minister John Amaratunga said in a statement that the fashion week had become an annual fixture in Sri Lanka's events calendar and had over the years metamorphosed into a high profile tourism attraction with a global impact.