Modest Fashion : New age of Fashion

Modest fashion is a global fashion movement that has become a phenomenon, that is about dressing to conceal while still revealing your personality and style, and has commonly been embraced by (but not limited to) muslim women.

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The Rise of the EAST in KLFW Runway

While Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week 2016 (link here) was all about the 70s-revival, this year was the ASIAN INVASION. 

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Not only was the spotlight taken by the asian models (Shikin, Tini, Rita sisters, Tuti), but designers also incorporated a lot of asian and oriental design elements in their collection, while maintaining a modern aesthetic.

 

Here are some things that I saw on the runway:

 

Heritage Redux

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Syomir Izwa Gupta and Adila Long took inspiration from home, using their own heritage fabrics in the form of songket and batik. This was a creative way to preserve the culture and history, while modernizing by making it luxe (heritage redux)

 

Ministry of tourism

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This year they dedicated a show on kelantanese batik by presenting works from upcoming designers, as a challenge to modernize the fabric and make it wearable, and they succeeded.

 

Boho Oriental

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There was a flux in oriental details and prints, from the neckline to the split bottoms. Embellishments and tassels were embraced throughout to give dimension and dynamism, what was interesting was that a lot of it still has a bohemian vibe, picking up on a global trend.

 

Kimono Komeback

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The kimono has always been everyone’s favorite asian outerwear. The classic silhouette was seen a lot on stage, but it is inspiring as designers found innovative ways of making it current again, either as an outerwear,  or use it as sleeve details, or  utilising the obi belt

 

Harajuku Influence

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The over-the-top japan-inspired expression has made a huge presence this year (especially in Zsay), not only in clothing, but also in accessories and make up.

 

That little bit of INDIAN SPICE

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One huge thing that I saw a lot is indian inspired design; Mosaic prints, superfluous embellishment, side draping like saris (because one shoulder has become a huge trend internationally) as well as the use of bold tones! 

 

 

50 shades of RED

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Color that I am most obsessed with this season is prominent on stage! Red has a significance in the chinese culture, as it symbolizes celebration! Why not? Fashion is a celebration! 

What are your favourite trends at KLFW 2017? 

KLFW 2017: Presenting KAVA & Humaira #Bruneirepresents

A very proud moment for the Brunei fashion scene this year, as Kava and Humaira braved the stage and showed their work on the KL Fashion Week Runway.

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 I’m sure this has taken a large amount of time in preparation for this competition, and to my eyes, they are winners, because they have SHOWN the world that Brunei has talent.

 

Kava by Siti Nazmah

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Kava was expressing her vision of what modest street fashion is like. It takes skill to present an all-black collection, and she mastered it by adding sporty details, as well as mixing prints and textures into the loose-fitting design for an instant seasonal edgy update. And how could I not love the printing work at the back? Talk about #back-gasm! 

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Humaira

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Humaira's collection went for the deconstructed design, which is a huge trend this season. She also went for a preppy anime-esque vibe with her styling! Obsessed! It is also impressive how she was able to manipulate buttoned shirts and created a draping effect. I would want to take that bodice as part of my staple collection.

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Congratulations to all of you, because this is a milestone not just for you, but for our humble abode. Keep on inspiring the youth of our nation with your creativity. 

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KLFW 2017 : Day 4 Street Style

Some of the best looks in fashion week can be found on the street and sidewalks. 

Day 4 was all about legit street style. The entrance of pavilion was buzzing with stylish and trendy people, waiting for their pictures to be taken. Luckily, My photographer aka Husband was on a mission to take street-style shots. 

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