It was a privilege to be invited to Syomirizwa Gupta's private viewing for his Eid Luxe 2016 collection, even more so was getting to know the talented man behind the brand himself, being a true inspiration to me personally. Starting off from humble beginnings, but with a strong vision, and an eye for the decisive use of prints in his work, Syomir has been able to set himself apart from the works of other designers.
Despite all the success that has come his way, Syomir has shown that he still appreciates the support of his Brunei clientele. He exclusively designed and made 'Syawl by Syomir', only for his Brunei clientele, as a way of saying thank you, for their immense support for his growing business.
It was no surprise that fashion influencers and bloggers were the first to arrive on the scene, as we enthusiastically fawned over his other collection, eagerly donning his sample pieces from the Cruise 2016 collection. OOTDs gallore!
The main event of the evening was of course Eid Luxe 2016, where Syomir enlisted the help of famous Malaysian top model Deanna Ibrahim to showcase the numbers in the best light (even though it was late in the afternoon at that point). Each of the pieces have showcase elements and features, but can be altered to your personal tastes, up to a point of course.
Here is the video of the pieces, edited by my personal photo/videographer for The Fashion Scene. Hope you enjoy it! Thanks again to Syomir for holding this event, it's really heartening to see that our small island country is gaining some attention from such inspiring designers.