SRI, the incredibly unique Sri Lankan transeasonal fashion brand commissioned us to create written content for launching its collection on the online fashion portal FMLK. Staying true to the brand’s allure of uber-cool tropical vibrancy, we worked on creating something that is commercially sound, hard-selling and Instagram friendly.
SRI is definitely the most unique fashion brand we’ve seen in Sri Lanka; that’s a big statement to make, but the brand does truly live up to it. It is a brand that revolves around Sri Lanka’s mystique as the island of serendipity, where an allure of innocence and mystery mix with natural beauty. SRI captures it so well with modern style statements that could really work anywhere in the world. To create the introduction for SRI, we followed the brand identity that was created by The Future Laboratory—world’s leading trend forecasting agency.
We’ve been working with the Sri Lankan fashion e-tailer FMLK for a few years now. While the brand uses their in-house promo team for everyday communications, they hire us to articulate the style philosophies and stories behind special collections.
For FMLK it’s important to communicate the inspiration and story behind each collection because this is really what builds the connection between the consumer and the looks they see on the screen. Being a retailer that predominantly online, the entire sales pitch of the product was the content that consumers saw on their screens. So, the challenge for the writer was in keeping things fresh, even when two collections came out each week, and allowing South Asian consumers to see how these cool new styles actually have a story that connects back to their cultures and roots.