Referencing Arizona’s magnificent Grand Canyon and Colorado River, the impeccably crafted pieces of Evelyn Chia’s winning collection won the judges over at the finals of BAZAAR Asia New Generation Fashion Designer Award 2015. Held at The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, the competition was judged by Natasha Kraal, editor-in-chief, Kenneth Goh, creative director, Andrew Tan, the founder of KL Fashion Week, Valerie Foong, general manager of Club 21, and Malaysian designer Sonny San.
Coming in at a close second was Alwyn Chua, with his Japanese-inspired collection of dramatic dresses, billowing trousers, and reversible silk jackets. (The models looked resplendent on the runway, thanks to Urban Decay and L’Oréal Professionnel.) Alwyn will join Evelyn in Singapore to represent Malaysia in the regional finals at the Audi Fashion Festival, where the winner will receive a Master’s scholarship to Istituto Marangoni.