Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week Ready To Wear 2019 (KLFW) returns bigger and better than ever this season. Here, five reasons to make Pavilion KL your fashion destination this month.
From August 21 to 25, get your FROW on as the city’s fash-set, designers, and models descend to the annual KLFW runway, showcasing upcoming Spring/Summer ’20 collections by local powerhouses. From intricate designs by Alia Bastamam, Nurita Harith, Fiziwoo, and MimpiKita to bold, fresh looks by Afiq M, Innai Red, Rizman Ruzaini, Syomirizwa Gupta, Ezzati Amira, Jovian Mandagie, and Syomirizwa Gupta, the biggest names in Malaysian fashion are set to impress.
CHANGING THE FABRIC
While trends come and go, a more conscious approach with sustainability in mind is inevitably the direction that fashion is headed to in the long run. This year, KLFW speaks up with the trendy yet environmentally conscious Design to Sustain programme featuring 13 aspiring young designers—previous finalists of the AirAsia Runway Ready Designer Search (AARRDS). Hand-picked to present their one-of-a-kind designs made from pre-loved materials sourced from local bundle shops, they will grace the runway alongside pioneers of the Malaysian fashion industry. The Design To Sustain initiative is also using its platform to showcase the designs of local brands Ayu by Tarik, SeanSheila, and Tsyahmi X BijiBiji. Using locally sourced materials for their garments, these designers are changing the industry one stitch at a time.