Getting dressed in new outfits is an important part of Hari Raya Aidilfitri or Eid, especially when the occasion calls for lots of photos with family and friends. Check out these local leading designer labels with festive collections that will have you looking picture-perfect.
Melinda takes inspiration from Malaysian culture for her Raya 2018 collection that she named Bunga Pelikat, incorporating kain pelikat, a woven fabric traditionally used in men’s wear. She balances out the masculinity of the material with pleated ruffles, floral motifs, feather embellishments, embroidery and Swarovski crystals.
The collection includes silhouettes of baju Kedah, baju Johor, baju Pahang and kebaya Perlis, along with contemporary ones like the modern baju kurung and kebaya. Limited to only six pieces each, Melinda Looi arguably has the most exclusive ready-to-wear Raya collection this season.
WHERE 131, Jalan Maarof, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur
TEL 03 2093 2279
Khoon Hooi bridges tradition and modernity with his 18-piece bespoke Raya collection. Paying homage to the most common clothing item in his grandmother’s closet, the kebaya is transformed with elements of the baju kurung and kaftan that feature drapes, scallop edges and floral embroidery.
Pieces from this luxurious made-to-order collection are created with a mix of fil coupé, silk taffeta, satin and jacquard along with rhinestone embellishments and fine lace. You’ll stand out with playful pattern clashes like combinations of floral prints with polka dots.
WHERE APW, Jalan Riong, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur
TEL 03 2788 3667
Alia Bastamam’s Raya collection this year is all about the soft glam style that brings out the elegance of women. White-flowered wrap tops in peachy, sky blue and grey tones are paired with floral-printed or solid-coloured skirts for the modern baju kurung look.
Designed to be delicate and effortlessly chic, ensembles like the alluring off-shoulder top and skirt combination with an eye-catching bejewelled neckline and flowy sleeves are almost whimsical-looking – an instant goddess evening look perfect for special occasions.
WHERE 14, Jalan Chempenai, Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur
TEL 03 2095 3232