It’s that time of the year again, people! Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week (KLFW) 2022 is back in full swing from 17 – 21 August 2022 at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. It’s expected to be an awe-inspiring week as some of the biggest names in Malaysian fashion showcase their latest designs and collections for the world to see.
Day 1 of KLFW 2022 featured designer and model searches (both powered by Samsung) followed by a special presentation by the Malaysian Official Designer’s Association (MODA). Designers to showcase their collections on this day included Bent, Zuusaha, Taguwaruwa, Khatreena, Innai Red, as well as Farah Khan and The Melium Group.
Check out some of our favourite looks from Day 1.
Structured pieces took centerstage at Bent’s catwalk. Pantsuits, tailored jackets, two-piece ensembles, and shift dresses all featured sharp silhouettes with East Asian-inspired details like button knots, embroidered patches, Mandarin collars, and big bows, alongside large floral prints, Japanese-style rolling clouds, and combinations of festive and muted colours.
This was a no-holds-barred affair as Zuusaha debuted ensembles that were loud, proud, and excitingly quirky. Featuring zany prints, some play with textures including faux fur and feathers, as well as matching bags, this was definitely an eye-catching collection.
Militant street was the vibe on this runway as all-black utilitarian pieces like jackets, vests, and cargos marched down the catwalk. The bold getups were punctuated with flashes of bright orange, ripped denim, and camo print in various colours.
Practically a KLFW staple, Innai Red, year after year, has never failed to pleasantly surprise us with stunning work. This year was no different as they sent some very delicate and feminine looks down the runway in pastel watercolours, jewel tones of red and blue, as well as tweed.
Malaysian modest wear reached new peaks of style with Khatreena. Dresses, tunics, and pants came down the runway in a robust palette of fall colours – burnt orange, mossy green, browns both light and dark, as well as some soft pastel hues. These soft, flowy designs were definitely here to remind us that modest wear has carved its place in contemporary mainstream fashion.