Colombo Fashion Week – Day 3

Here are some of the highlights from Day 3!

Bibi Russell


Stay tuned for the more detailed posts on the three days in the coming week!



Aviraté Corporate Wear Collection





Looks like every label and brand in town is coming up with a new collection for the fall (even though we live in a tropical island). Aviraté is an international high-street fashion label  that offers a range of clothes and accessories with the best of western wear. At their stores, you’ll find chic dresses as well as ethnic tunics that suit every woman’s body, sensuality and style.


Avirate EDM for power play 600x800px-01~1An adaptation from the Sanskrit word ‘Avirati’, meaning sensuality; Aviraté encapsulates the essence and soul of the brand. Matching international standards in design and quality, Aviraté range includes an extensive selection of day and evening wear, lingerie, shoes, bags and accessories – and now corporate work wear! 

The Aviraté Flagship Store is located at No. 30, Maitland Crescent, Colombo 7



Summer trending prints

Are you seeing the prints on  prints trend this summer? 

People aren’t so daring in my country but occasionally you’d find someone mixing one print with another. Almost always, it doesn’t look well put together or suitable for the occasion. So, how does one pull off this trend? 

Two ways to it

Here are two contrasting looks. On the left one you’ll see stripes mixed with animal prints. On the right it’s polka dots mixed with polka dots. These are two ways of mixing prints to create a stylish look. You could mix two contrasting prints against one another with a solid in between or work with two light similar prints. As you can see, the polka dots aren’t too heavy on the eyes and the base colours complement one another (white and black). Typical colours that are often paired together.

The floral trend still continues so take a look at how it can be worn with more prints. 

Stripes and florals

One way of working florals is to pair a larger print with a smaller print. Do this in different ways. Your shirt can be of tiny cherry blossom print and skinny jeans in a bolder and larger print. Perhaps even the colours could complement one another. Another way to do it would be to pair florals with animal prints. For this, it’s best to stick to a similar colour palette on the top and bottom like seen in the picture – above middle one.  You could also don a bright printed dress and accessorise with another print to highlight your entire contrasting outfit. This is certainly the most daring of all ways to pair prints with prints. 

Plaid and florals

The trick is to not look overdone or too flamboyant. It’ll kill the complete look and your fashionista image. Stick to the guidelines and you’ll be good to go. I’m not daring enough to try to mix prints as yet but I sure would love to pretty soon.

Have a great day everyone! Xoxo