TrendSwim 2016 (Colombo Fashion Week) – Moderating Panel Discussions

My first engagement with Colombo Swim Week was in 2016, and it has been a privilege and an enormous learning experience to continue to work with Ajai Singh (Founder, President, Managing Director – Colombo Fashion Week) and Fazeena Rajabdeen (Chief Executive Officer – Colombo Fashion Week) and their team in 2017 and 2018. And I felt privileged and fortunate to also moderate the first ever Responsible Fashion Summit in March 2018! More about that in a later post.

But for the moment here is a video clip from my first ever panel discussion for Colombo Swim Week, in 2016.

I am not from the fashion industry, and it was at first a bit daunting to be talking to leading fashion designers and apparel manufacturers about the global trends, future direction and especially the aspect of sustainability. Here I am talking to one of the most thoughtful, intellectual and inspired fashion designers David Abraham.

David Abraham Creative director of Abraham & Thakore, one of India’s leading resources for fashion and textiles. A graduate of the National Institute of Design, he is interested in exploring contemporary expressions of traditional craft and in developing a design vocabulary is restrained yet diverse. A member of the Board of Governors of the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), David Abraham is also a member of the Governing Council of the India Design Council (IDC).

Here is David, with his valuable insights on untapping the potential for the swimwear market in India

Potential for Swimwear in the Indian Market – David Abraham (Part 1)


Potential for Swimwear in the Indian Market – David Abraham (Part 2)

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