Malaysian Designer Alia Bastamam Takes New York City

Taking New York City by storm.

Malaysia’s fashion darling Alia Bastamam is no stranger to the industry. The renowned powerhouse has built a name and empire for herself as the Malaysian designer to be sought after.

Bastamam is famed for her exquisite silhouettes that embody both sensuality and timelessness. Moreover, her designs are also characterised by intricate drapes and pleat detailing, with a focus on creating the perfect silhouette for the contemporary woman.

In addition to her sophisticated resort-centric designs, Bastamam incorporates artisanal workmanship and bespoke techniques into her pieces, which have earned her numerous accolades. Among them is the prestigious ‘Designer of the Year 2017’ award at KL Fashion Week.

Adding to her list of incredible achievements is her recent remarkable debut in the US fashion scene.

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What went down at Alia Bastamam’s debut in New York:

Held on 14 September 2023, the renowned designer is all set to take the US fashion industry by storm with her highly-anticipated debut at DOORS in New York City’s trendy Soho West Broadway area.

Taken from a statement, Alia shares, “I am thrilled to be launching my brand in the US, and I can’t wait to share my vision with a new audience. My designs are inspired by the rich archipelago of Asia and Malaysia with our many gorgeous islands and beaches, and I hope to bring a unique perspective to the fashion world.”

The launch event showcased Bastamam’s latest collections, including Odyssey Act I for the current Fall/Winter 2023/24 season and Odyssey Act II for the upcoming Spring/Summer 2024 season, featuring stunning pieces that highlight her signature designs and use of luxurious fabrics with intricate finishes.

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Even top Malaysian models Tuti Noor and Nia Atasha walked the runway, who strutted with beats mixed by Malaysian female DJ duo BrownRice.

Alia Bastamam is poised to make a lasting impression on the US fashion scene and beyond with her talent and passion for her craft.

The Odyssey Act I for Fall/Winter 2023/24 collection is now available to explore online and at the DOORS NYC.

Where: 426 W Broadway, NY, 10012

Amalina Anuar is the Digital Director of Harper's Bazaar Malaysia. From covering the latest runway trends to the hottest happenings in Kuala Lumpur, she also delves deep into all things lifestyle and beauty.