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KLFW RTW 2014 Featuring Farah Khan

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KLFW RTW 2014 featuring the latest collection from Farah Khan

21st June 2014

Farah Khan Fashion Show is always attended by the well-heeled and well-dressed crowds, anywhere around the world. So it is only natural to see the who’s who on the list of their invited guests last night. Unfortunately she couldn’t make it to her own fashion show last night. However she never disappoints with her latest collection. I always like how she starts off her show with environmental or personal messages on the tees of her models. Then the show starts proper…… and the crowds were blown away by her super fast-paced fashion catwalks that are not only beautiful but are distinctively Farah Khan! Kudos to another job well done.

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KLFW RTW 2014 Featuring Joe Chia

 

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KLFW RTW 2014 featuring design from Joe Chia – Photo Credit: Zoe Gan

In 2010 Joe Chia graduated from Raffles Design Institute, and with the vision of seeing his designs being worn by people on the streets, his eponymous label – JOE CHIA RTW was launched in 2012. JOE CHIA embodies classic, timeless and experimental pieces to be worn for years. Therefore, instead of following trends and the seasons, collections are launched in a sequence of chapters whereby each piece in every chapter narrates its individual story.

The label’s clothing language is the celebration of the designer’s innate Malaysian heritage. The label has increased a distinctive attention for details and functional qualities, whilst maintaining a strong connection to urban roots. “The Silent Drama,” described Joe.

All photos featured in this post are courtesy of Zoe Gan, a young photographer who specialized in Fashion Photography.

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Minister of Tourism and Culture Launches Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week Ready To Wear 2014

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Kuala Lumpur, 16th June – Minister of Tourism and Culture Malaysia Yang Berhormat Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri bin Abdul Aziz today officially launched Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week Ready To Wear 2014 (KLFW) at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.

 

The event, which took place at the shopping mall’s iconic fountain, featured a VIP drop-off in an impressive car convoy by KLFW’s official car sponsor Maserati. Also in attendance were Ybhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr. Ng Yen Yen, Chairman of Malaysian Tourism Promotion Board; Y.Brs. Mr Rashidi bin Hasbullah, Deputy Secretary General Tourism Industry; Madam Chong Yoke Har, Deputy Director Tourism Malaysia; Tuan Haji Ramzi Abu Yazid, Head Shopping Secretariat; Ybhg. Datin Wira Emilia Hanafi on behalf of Ybhg. Datuk Wira SM Faisal Tan Sri SM Nasimuddin, Joint Executive Chairman Naza Italia Sdn Bhd; Mr Wan Ahmad Wan Abas, General Manager Naza Italia Sdn Bhd; Mr Gaetano G. Marino, Regional Director South East Asia & Pacific Maserati Asia Pacific; Ms Joyce Yap, CEO of Pavilion; Ms Kung Suan Ai, Director of Marketing Pavilion Kuala Lumpur and Mr Lovell Ho, Director of Leasing Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.

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Glamor Takes Center Stage @ Starhill Gallery Fashion Week

Khoon Hooi's latest collection, inspired by 1960s model Edie Sedgwick, combined youthfulness and charm with accented waists, fitted blouses and monotone stripes.

Khoon Hooi’s latest collection, inspired by 1960s model Edie Sedgwick, combined youthfulness and charm with accented waists, fitted blouses and monotone stripes.

Kuala Lumpur, 4th April 2014

A stylish affair of glitz and glamor awaited guests attending Starhill Gallery FAshion Week Spring/Summer 2014 during a 3-day fashion parade which took place on Starhill Gallery’s Adorn and Indulge Floors on Friday 4th April and will conclude on Sunday 6th April.

The glamorous fashion event, in partnership with BluInc magazines; Glam, Icon and Marie Claire together with supporting partners Chandon and Belvedere Vodka was attended by exclusive guests of Starhill Gallery and high profile attendees from the media.

Some of the biggest brand names in the fashion industry took to the catwalk during the event including international designers Valentino, Kenzo, M Missoni, McQ by Alexander McQueen, RED Valentino, Khoon Hooi and creations from the designers of Debenhams.

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More Showroom Babes @ KLIMS 2013

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Ford’s Showroom Babe, Nui Nuy on duty at the Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show 2013

The Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show is coming to an end soon. The constant stream of visitors to the show just proof that no matter what’s the condition of the economy, cars are still man’s object of desire. Some buy cars for fun, some for showing off but some out of sheer necessities for their daily commute. Due to the high import duties for cars in Malaysia, many Malaysian in their lifetime will not have the opportunity to own one of those fancy dream cars. They could only come to this type of motor show to view and ogle their dream rides. Since most of those million dollars cars like Ferrari, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Roll Royce, etc were not on display, they could do the next best thing…. ogle at the beautiful showroom babes on duty at the show. I would have to say, most of these beauties are world class by any standard! If you do not have the opportunity to visit the show for whatever reason, feel free to get to know these ‘pretties’ here. There’s no entrance fee. 🙂

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KLFW 2013 – Zakwan Anuar & ZEAL by Max Mak

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Tini modeling a glittering golden dress from ZEAL

The Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week 2013 posting will not carry any editorial. I am sure you only wanted to view the beautiful fashion on show and how you could lay your hand on your favorite pieces.

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KLFW 2013 – Carven Sense

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Tini showcasing a beautiful creation by Carven Ong with Bremen W. Millinery

The Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week 2013 posting will not carry any editorial. I am sure you only wanted to view the beautiful fashion on show and how you could lay your hand on your favorite pieces.

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KLFW 2013 – Eclipse by Sonny San & Khoon Hooi

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A beautiful dress and a matching jacket from Khoon Hooi’s Collection.

The Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week 2013 posting will not carry any editorial. I am sure you only wanted to view the beautiful fashion on show and how you could lay your hand on your favorite pieces.

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KLFW 2013 – Fairuz Ramdan

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Fairuz Ramdan is known for his trademark vintage style and classic tailoring. For KL Fashion week he is debuting his ready-to-wear menswear collection exclusively curated for Parkson – Fairuz Ramdan for Parkson. Needless to say, his collection is classical, realistic but with a touch of eccentricity as could be seen with the photo above.

The Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week 2013 posting will not carry any editorial. I am sure you only wanted to view the beautiful fashion on show and how you could lay your hand on your favorite pieces.

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KLFW 2013 – Bon Zainal

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The men’s show did not disappoint the spectators at the KLFW 2013. In fact it feature some of the most talented, creative and established male designers in Malaysia. Bravo!

The Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week 2013 posting will not carry any editorial. I am sure you only wanted to view the beautiful fashion on show and how you could lay your hand on your favorite pieces.

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KLFW 2013 – Jonathan Liang

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Inna Gorelli looking sexy in this exquisite creation by Jonathan Liang. The future looks bright!

The Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week 2013 posting will not carry any editorial. I am sure you only wanted to view the beautiful fashion on show and how you could lay your hand on your favorite pieces. Note to Designers: If you would like to include your profile in my blog (or to include the explanation of your collection’s theme), please email your write-up to me.

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KLFW 2013 – Radzuan Radziwill

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A beautiful creation from Radzuan Radziwill. This heavenly dress is designed to fit any princess.

The Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week 2013 posting will not carry any editorial. I am sure you only wanted to view the beautiful fashion on show and how you could lay your hand on your favorite pieces.

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KLFW 2013 – RUBAQ

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Yuen C Jia walking down the runway sporting a beautiful coordinated outfit from Rubaq.

The Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week 2013 posting will not carry any editorial. I am sure you only wanted to view the beautiful fashion on show and how you could lay your hand on your favorite pieces.

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KLFW 2013 – Jendela KL

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Collection from Jendela KL

The Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week 2013 posting will not carry any editorial. I am sure you only wanted to view the beautiful fashion on show and how you could lay your hand on your favorite pieces.

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KLFW 2013 – Mimpikita, For All, When Our Eyes Met & Zero To Ten

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Collection from For All by William Ooi

The Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week 2013 posting will not carry any editorial. I am sure you only wanted to view the beautiful fashion on show and how you could lay your hand on your favorite pieces.

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KLFW 2013 – TOM ABANG SAUFI

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Inna Gorelli showcasing a signature flowing and colorful dress from Tom Abang Saufi

The Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week 2013 posting will not carry any editorial. I am sure you only wanted to view the beautiful fashion on show and how you could lay your hand on your favorite pieces.

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Dockers’ Fall Into Khaki for the Malaysian “Fashion Kaki”

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Dockers’ Fall/Winter 2013 Collection showcases the brands latest Alpha Khaki designs, engineered for the Alpha men.

Dockers recently showcased its full range of Fall/Winter 2013 Collection, at the Chandan Gallery in Publika Shopping Gallery. The event also showcased the brands latest Alpha Khaki designs, engineered for the Alpha men. If you think you are the go-getter sort of men and your female friends always refer to you as the Alpha man….. you should be heading to Dockers fashion gallery as soon as you possibly could…. they have the sort of clothing especially designed for man like you. Yes, you, the Alpha man…… 

Well, if you don’t think you belong to this category of men….. well you could always try “Dorkers”….. available exclusively from Petaling Street…….

But seriously, Dockers is always associated with man’s pants, as far as I am concerned…. I have been wearing this brand ever since I was studying in the USA, many many moons ago. And I am still wearing them to this day. I don’t think you need any introduction to this brand and I will spare you the bore and show you some photos instead. 🙂

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Shinju Pearls Spring/Summer Showcase 2013

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Inna Gorelli making an entrance wearing Shinju Pearls befitting a superstar

Shinju Pearls creates jewellery of understated elegance that is meant to be worn everyday, from day into evening, from blue jeans to black tie and everything in between.

Versatile  jewellery design with a special twist, nature inspired, classically informed, timeless, yet modernized to complement today’s women.

Embracing jewellery as a work of art, inspirations come from daily surroundings – it might be colour combination, animal kingdom, floral elegance and even creepy crawlies, each piece is handmade using beautiful pearls and semi-precious gemstones.

Introducing Shinju Pearls…… take a look and you might walk out a different woman tomorrow….. 🙂

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Mercedes-Benz STYLO Fashion Awards Gala 2013

Supermodel Tini Bibbaby modeling the superb creation of Jovian Mandagie.

Supermodel Tini Bibbaby modeling the superb Voodoo themed dress and contraption created by Jovian Mandagie.

Kuala Lumpur, 21 March 2013 – It was a grand night og glamour and glitz at the Mercedes-Benz STYLO Fashion Awards 2013 themed ‘The Voodoo Ball”. The awards night, billed as the high spot of the 7-day fashion festival, was a true red carpet event as the invited guests came dressed in their dapper suits and ball gowns to celebrate a glittering night of fashion excellence.

Gracing the event was Formula One safety driver, Bernd Maylander. He was joined at the event by the cream de la creme of Malaysian high society, which included dignitaries, socialites, celebrities, and many more, making the event a truly impressive affair.

The Mercedes-Benz STYLO Fashion Awards celebrates the best in the local fashion scene through awards in various categories such as:

  1. Designer of the Year 2013
  2. Best Designer Showcase 2013
  3. Best Male Model of the Year 2013
  4. Best Female Model of the Year 2013
  5. Make-up Artist of the Year 2013
  6. Hair Designer of the Year 2013
  7. Industry Award 2013
  8. Most Promising Designer of the Industry 2013

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Kronenbourg 1664 Present: An Evening of L’Aperitif Fashion – “Not Les Miserables…”

Amber Chia and Soren Ravn

The highlight of the evening was the special appearance by Malaysian Supermodel Amber Chia who dazzled in a unique, never before seen dress made of 3,000 Kronenbourg 1664 bottle caps conceptualized by STYLO and designed by Alexander Yeo. Her partner in crime is none other than Mr. Soren Ravn, Managing Director of Carlsberg Malaysia.

Kuala Lumpur – For the second year in a row, Kronenbourg 1664, the French brand of Carlsberg Malaysia presented the luxuriousness of French fashion with “Not Les Miserables…”, and evening of L’Aperitif fashion at the Mercedes-Benz STYLO FGP 2013’s fourth night.

The event which was staged at Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral, saw the venue transformed into modern French art-deco with a total indulgent tres chic look to epitomize Kronenbourg’s inspiration of the most flamboyant periods of the French “art de vivre”.

The night kicked off with a fantastic showcase by Carven Ong with the models sporting a diverse selection of French avant-garde hair designs that literally reached dizzying heights with its “Miraculous” hair show.

This was followed by a spectacular showcase by Mercedes-Benz STYLO Designer of the Year 2102, Bill Keith, fresh from his Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Mexico City gig in September last year. His collection saw a myriad of designs inspired by the ethnicity of Malaysia, called “Tropical Delusions”, with a touch of French.

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Mercedes-Benz STYLO FGP 2013 Emerging Designer Finals

One of my favorites to win the Emerging Designer finals. The design was thoughtful, meticulous, intricate and the choice of recyclable materials and color was excellent.

One of my favorites to win the Emerging Designer finals. The design was thoughtful, meticulous, intricate and the choice of recyclable materials and color was excellent. However that’s from a person never trained in fashion designs. The professional assessment might be totally different. So good luck to all hopeful participants.

It was time again to crown the best new talent at the Mercedes-Benz STYLO Emerging Designers 2013, with the finals culminating at the Aloft KL Sentral on the 18th March 2013.

In its 4th year, the highly successful Mercedes-Benz STYLO Emerginf Designers’ Competition returned with 12 emerging designers selected from various fashion institutions across Malaysia. Presented by Mercedes-Benz and STYLO, the competition themed “Fashion Dolls” this year, aimed at challenging the finalists in using recyclable items to create stunning avant garde designs.

Judging the designs were a panel of industry professionals, headed by President and CEO of STYLO Dato’ Nancy Yeoh, Fashion Association Heads from 7 countries Felicia Gan (Singapore), JC Buendia (Philippines), Jennifer Chen (Taiwan), Ali Charisma (Indonesia), Huang Ping (China), Yoko Otsuka (Japan), Koraklod Kumsook (Thailand), Gillian Hung (MODA), Baizura Terzi (YODA) and Bon Zainal (BDA). Also present was Timothy Chen, CEO of Asia Fashion Inc, designers Michael Ong and Bill Keith, past winners of the Mercedes-Benz STYLO Designers of the Year 2008 and 2012 respectively.

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Mercedes-Benz STYLO Fashion Grand Prix KL 2013 – Opening Night Gala

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One of the showcase under the Rainforest Fashion Initiative.

Kuala Lumpur – The Grand Opening of Mercedes-Benz STYLO Fashion Grand Prix KL 2013 themed “Mannequin Fantasies” saw the usual glitz and glamour with the cream de creme of KL’s high society converging at the brand new, urban inspired hotel, Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral today. The much-anticipated week-long festival simultaneously launched the impending Asia Fashion Week (AFW) & the Rainforest Fashion Initiative (RFI) on the same night.

Presented by Mercedes-Benz and Starwood Hotels & Resorts together with STYLO International, the country’s biggest fashion event kicked off with a fanfare of the best. Debuting top designers, from 7 Asian countries besides Malaysia namely Japan, China, Taiwan, Thailand, Philippines, Singapore and Indonesia, the night was not short of anticipated exhilaration.

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Starhill Gallery Fashion Week S/S 2013

Tini showcasing the beautiful Red Valentino dress complete with a matching handbag.

Tini showcasing the beautiful Red Valentino dress complete with a matching handbag.

This is the time of the year again when all the respectable shopping malls (or mall wanabe) will throw an elaborate party to showcase their tenant’s new fashion collections for the year. This year Starhill Gallery has become the first of the many shopping malls to do so with much fanfare.

The whole Indulge floor was cordoned off by means of switching the operating direction to only one way  – to exit only. Therefore guests were forced to either use the lifts or the only designated escalator near the customer service counter to enter the beautifully decorated venue. I find it a hassle though but it’s a refreshing change from the mundane.

The guests were feted to free flowing drinks and finger food and there is even a studio photography set up by Leica for those who would like to be a model for the day. Overall it was a successful opening party for the mall’s S/S 2013 Fashionweek. The brands that were feature during the fashion showcase include Kenzo, M Missoni, Parosh, Red Valentino, Khoon Hooi, Klutched, McQ Alexander McQueen and Valentino.

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L’Oréal Colour Trophy 2012 Grand Finale – Part 2

“The Parisan House of Hairdressing” theme was a story that transmit the idea that hair as a piece of garment that can both embody and transcend fashion, therefore inspiring the hairdressers to see their craft as bespoke couture.

Prior to the winner’s announcement, guests were treated to a spectacular hair show featuring five established L’Oréal Artistic Ambassadors who lend their expertise in creating looks inspired by L’Oréal Professionnel Spring/Summer 2012 Colour Collection. Entitled ‘Artisanal Expressions’, Albert Nico, founder of Albert Nico Boutique Salon; Andy Chan, founder of AndyChan Hair Studio; Kevin Woo, founder of Centro Hair Salon; Miko Au, founder of Miko Galere and Simon Koh, founder of ELLE Hair Studio paid homage to “The Parisian House of Hairdressing”, celebrating the tradition of Parisan haute couture where the art of hairdressing is revered, practiced and perfected. The showcase transmitted the idea that hair as a piece of garment can both embody and transcend fashion, therefore inspiring the hairdressers to see their craft as bespoke couture.

The concept of ‘Artisanal Expressions’ looked into the artisanal work of craftsmanship, creating desire amongst other hairdressers. It is a continuing story of ‘La Couture’ and ‘Retro Nouveau’ with a modern twist with timeless vision of beauty. The story was unveiled in 3 chapters.

Photos of Chapters 1 and 2 were presented in Part 1.

Chapter 3 which is the ‘The Parisian House of Hairdressing’ will be showcased in Part 2 of this blog. Chapter 3 proved yet again why the 5 famed hairdressers were chosen as the L’Oréal Artistic Ambassadors. They were truly creative geniuses in the ‘hairy’ sense and I was really impressed with the combination of the hair pieces, makeup and garments which totally transformed the models into women of our wildest fantasies. A job well done guys!

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L’Oréal Colour Trophy 2012 Grand Finale – Part 1

Hairdressing’s most prestigious Award brought together excellence and innovations from young, creative, and talented Malaysians.

Kuala Lumpur, 20 September 2012.

L’Oréal Colour Trophy 2012 Grand Finale unleashed creativity beyond imagination with beauty in French Perfection!

L’Oréal Colour Trophy 2012, the Oscars of the hairdressing industry, culminated with an inspiring Grand Finale as 14 top finalists brought the competition to another level with extraordinary hair creations! The event also saw L’Oréal Professionnel’s 5 Artistic Ambassadors & International GUest Artiste whipped out an impressive showcase entitled Artisanal Excellence and Tribute to Beauty respectively. The shows concept reinforced the brand’s link to fashion and most importantly, reinventing the profession.

A Tribute to Beauty was aptly chosen as the theme for this year’s competition as it paid homage to the success and tribulations of famous hairdressers with styles that are distinctively French. HengThang Yih, GM of Professional Products Division, L’Oréal Malaysia commented, “This year, we celebrate a French story, a prevailing style, a higher sense of fashion and beauty in four aspects that reflect the French sense of beauty of L’Oréal Professionnel – Beauty in Hairdressing, Beauty in Women, Beauty in Life and Beauty in Arts.”

The Grand Finale was an extraordinary showdown where the 14 finalists showed what they were made of by presenting judges with amazing hair creations that were cutting edge, forward and evoked a sense of modernity. Some of the creations even phantom next season’s trends such as the colour of deep amethyst as seen on the Toyota Vios 1.5G Limited, which was prominent in the hair creations by the finalists.

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