Following in the footsteps of the iconic Fashion Weeks of the world (Milan, London, Paris and New York), the Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week Ready To Wear is a celebration of the best of Malaysia’s talented crop of designers.
Held for five days at premier shopping destination Pavilion KL, visitors can expect close to 150 world-class designers showcasing their never-seen-before Runway Collections at the mall’s trendy centre Court.
This year’s KLFW promises to be more exciting than ever with a ‘See Now, Buy Now’ initiative, where you can shop your favourite looks immediately after the show!
Expect to see models decked in gorgeous, ethereal gowns from Alia Bastamam; custom-made designs incorporating batik and songket, courtesy of Adila Long; relaxed and asymmetrical silhouettes from prestigious Parian BOF programme recipient, Cassey Gan; vintage inspired edgy designs by Melinda Looi, and intricately embellished statement pieces from Farah Khan, whose celebrity fans include Paris Hilton, Teri Hatcher and Selena Gomez.
As usual, the AirAsia Runway Ready Designer Search 2017 will be taking place in conjunction with KLFW, with the top 20 finalists from all 10 ASEAN countries showcasing their collections at the Grand Finale on 18 August. KLFW will be inviting six international guest designers from China, India, Australia, Japan, the Philippines and South Korea to facilitate a creative bi-lateral dialogue, and promote the growth of local talent.
Other not-to-be-missed highlights include the Fashion Forward Ready to Wear: Batik Kelantan segment, which highlights six emerging designers’ reinvented collections of batik in contemporary ready-to-wear fashion, and the KLFW x Isetan KLCC pop-up store in Suria KLCC, where you can pick up several of the looks seen on this year’s catwalk.
It’s set to be the style event of the year, with an inside look at the season’s hottest trends, along with plenty of opportunity to bump into your favourite designers and celebrities between shows. Filled with all the glitz, glamour and razzle-dazzle you would expect of a high-fashion gala, KLFW 2017 proves that Malaysia is more than capable of being a world-class hub for fashion.
Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week
Where: Centre Court, Pavilion KL
When: 16-20 August
Tel: 03 2733 9337