A match made on design
Posted on April 4th, 2019
The closing night of the fifteenth edition of Colombo Fashion Week began with emerging design talent and ended with Tarun Tahiliani’s captivating presentation on the marriage between colonial and Asian styles. The combination of the functionality and neatness of Western dress and the easy, versatile, comfort of Indian drapes. The superstar designer brought a thoughtful, considered, introspection to end a glamourous evening. An evening which had aspiring creativity, and showcased outstanding the elegance of one of India’s finest, most popular designers.
It is this combination of styles, and easy classiness of the evening that made the fifteenth anniversary of CFW a fitting moment for Audi Sri Lanka to support the event as the Official Automobile Partner of Colombo Fashion Week. Both brands are focused on quality, elegance and functionality. With a focus on the environment, socially conscious design and accessibility. The combination was inevitable. It was no coincidence therefore, that that Audi’s flagship models the Q5, the Q7 and the TT convertible mingled effortlessly with the exclusive gathering present at the shows at the Colombo Hilton.
No doubt the superstar designers Bibi Russel, Prasad Bidapa, Eymeric Francois , Hemant Trivedi and Tarun Tahiliani would have would have enjoyed their ‘Celebrate Colombo’ experience much more in the comfort of their sponsored Audi A6, built for Sri Lankan roads and conditions. Just as much as Audi believe in ‘advancement through technology’ the designers have moved fashion into a technology and design driven industry, which retains the glamour without the waste.
Audi’s tie up with the glamorous CFW event, is part of Drive One’s initiative to position the brand alongside partners with similar values in the progressive, sophisticated manner in which the dealership plans to take Audi forward. The newly appointed exclusive dealership revolves around the philosophy of providing an unparalleled customer services experience to its valuable customers.
Drive One aims to open its state-of- the-art, 100,000 square-foot service and maintenance facility in the near further that will provide unmatched services to its customers. The after sales facility is completely designed by Audi ensuring that even including the smallest details adhere to the automaker’s strict design and quality guidelines. The company boasts exclusive access to Audi AG’s top diagnostic information systems, servers and after-sales support.
Currently located in Duplication Road, in the heart of Colombo, Drive One (Pvt) Ltd showcases a range of the Audi AG portfolio including the A3, A4, A5, A6, A8, Q2, Q3, Q5, and the Q7; manufactured specifically for Sri Lankan roads and driving conditions, quality of fuel and other local standards. Drive One (Pvt) Ltd’s emergence into the center stage represents the dawn of an entirely new customer-centric concept that will help reshape the Audi experience in Sri Lanka.