15 Pink Ribbons By 15 Malaysian Designers For BAZAAR Pink Project 2018

BAZAAR's signature campaign collaborates with 15 Malaysian designers this year, and continues to empower women with awareness, love, and care.

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Alia Bastamam in the Tit Wink design

How does the “Tit Wink” shirt serve as a tribute to your beloved friend?

Nelleisa Omar was such a warrior. She held her head up high with much positivity, but also surrendered herself to the tough moments of her battle. She was very active in raising breast cancer awareness, including the release of a series of T-shirts by The Godmothers, one of which was the Tit Wink design. To celebrate Nelleisa’s strength and positivity, I worked with The Godmothers to release the Tit Wink T-shirt with Alia B. And then I thought, “Why not make my whole Alia Bastamam collection a tribute to the cause?”

What is your idea of female empowerment?

Loving and being there for yourself. Confidence is an asset, but it’s also important to admit your weakness, and own up to moments when you are afraid. A strong woman knows herself best.

What’s a quote for every strong woman out there?

“I’m every woman, it’s all in me.” What Chaka Khan sings says it all.

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