5 Things To Expect At Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week '16 | Clozette
For the fourth year in a row, Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week Ready-To-Wear is set for another extravagant fashion showcase featuring almost 100 designers and their never-before-seen runway collections.

Last year's event brought more than 100,000 people together over 5 days at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur to witness more than 80 Local Designers’ Collections. This year, KLFW 2016 is upping the bar to create an even more holistic fashion event by working closely with Tourism Malaysia and AirAsia in inviting 4 international guest designers from China, India, Australia and South Korea to participate in the event. In addition, five Indonesian designers and five Singaporean designers will also be making their appearance at Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week, courtesy of the event's official online e-commerce website, FashionValet.

So if you're as excited as we are for this year’s Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week, here are some of the things to expect from August 17 to 21 as KLFW RTW 2016 presents an exciting mix of designers in the Malaysian capital over 5 highly anticipated days.

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Incredible Designer Showcase



Some of the designers returning to KLFW this year are LVMH Prize Semi-finalist, Moto Guo, who will be showcasing his collection for the second year, and Mimpikita who will be showcasing their highly anticipated collection for the fourth year.

Other designers will also be making their first appearance, namely Kit Woo, the former assistant fashion designer for Public School NYC; and Angel Chen, who first gained attention on the international fashion scene in 2014 when she was named one of the top 5 graduate designers of the year.
Love For Avant Garde 



Adding another exciting punch to KLFW RTW 2016 are Melinda Looi, award-winning fashion designer famous for her signature avant-garde and vintage style; and Kang Dong Jun, South Korean menswear avant-garde fashion designer.


A Stage For Fresh Talents



As Kuala Lumpur embraces the creative talents of 100 designers during the main event, Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week Ready to Wear 2016 is also working with AirAsia for the AirAsia Runway Ready Designer Search 2016 to discover the creative talent of the future. Meanwhile, last year’s AirAsia Runway Ready Designer winners will be making their debut of their complete Runway Collection 2016 at KLFW.

Another set of fresh talent comes from a collaboration with Piala Seri Endon, wherein 3 winners will be showcasing their reinvented collection of Batik in contemporary ready-to-wear fashion.

Priyanka Ella Lorena Lama, one of India’s most talented, up-and-coming young fashion designers will also be making her way into this year's KLFW runway with her pret-a-porter collection under her label, P.E.L.L.A.


Big Names In Fashion 



Heidi Nazarudin, also known as The Ambitionista, will be flying in 10 prominent fashion bloggers from all over the world to attend the Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week Ready to Wear 2016 under The Blogger Babes blogging community.

FashionValet
, on the other hand, will be collaborating with EH! Magazine to produce a special Capsule Collection by three well-known Malaysian celebrities.

Dato’ Farah Khan, the founder and president of Malaysia’s leading luxury retailer, The Melium Group, and creative director of her eponymous label Farah Khan will also be presenting her exclusive Runway collection for KLFW RTW 2016.


A Story Of Fashion Prowess 



The renowned duo Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales are also participating in this year’s event. The pair’s inimitable label Romance Was Born, described as "an inspirational contemporary Australian fashion house fusing together a unique storytelling of vision with design prowess," will also be making its way onto the KLFW runway this year.

With all the exciting things planned and both local and international talent to look out for, KLFW 2016 is an event a fashion enthusiast wouldn't want to miss. So save the date!

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Learn more about the event at www.klfashionweek.com
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Fashion is everywhere. It’s in your makeup, your accessories, your hair, in your furniture, in the clothes you wear, and so much more. But it’s especially present in films – with just one look you can immediately tell what period it’s set in, the characters’ social standing, and so on!

A film with good fashion makes watching it funner and more exciting because its exquisite collections of outfits look like walking works of art!

And since we love fashion, and we know you do too, we created a list of our favourite movies that every fashionista must watch!

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The Devil Wears Prada (2006)



A movie staple in every fashionista’s list, The Devil Wears Prada offers a look into the life of working for a famous fashion magazine, and the outfits every one wears is as gorgeous and breathtaking as we thought it would be! 

Breakfast At Tiffany’s (1961)



No fashion movie list is ever complete without Breakfast At Tiffany’s. This rom-com is famous for its glamorous ensembles such as Audrey Hepburn's classic little black dress, glitzy parties, and classic and elegant makeup looks!


Sex And The City (2008)



At the beginning of Sex And The City’s television show, the character of Carrie Bradshaw makes it clear that she lives and breathes fashion. So when the show became a movie, her outfits, plus those of her friends, became extra stylish and glamorous that you wouldn't be able to resist going gaga over them! 


Clueless (1995)



Watch Cher Horowitz navigate through boyfriends, betrayals, and more teenage problems while rocking some of the fiercest 90's outfits in Clueless! A must-watch if you love chokers, preppy fashion, brown lips, and a whole lot of grunge!


Factory Girl (2006)



Take a look inside the life of Andy Warhol’s first “superstar”, Edie Sedgwick, and watch as the film stylishly combines the mod era with the beatnik ways of Warhol’s “factory”. So if you like smoky eyes, thick black lashes, and A-line dresses, Factory Girl will be your new favourite film!


Confessions Of A Shopaholic (2009)



Wish you could purchase all the clothes your heart desired? Then you’ll love watching Confessions of a Shopaholic’s Rebecca Bloomwood buy, and wear, the trendiest and most luxurious pieces you could ever imagine!


Yves Saint Laurent (2014)



The Mondrian dress, the Le Smoking tuxedo suit, and more; Yves Saint Laurent explores the life of the French designer from his days as an assistant to designer Christian Dior, to creating his own fashion house and popularising prêt-à-porter (ready to wear) collections!

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Which movies do you wish were in our must-watch list? Share your favourites with us below!

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Singapore shoppers alert: From now until 30th June, get ready to shop till you drop at the largest multi-label pop-up, located at Isetan Level 1, Wisma Atria. Spanning over 17,000 square feet, this pop-up by W.E. (Workshop Element) and Togetherly features a comprehensive retail experience. An all-you-can-shop retail space with over 90 Singapore-based brands? Oh, yes! Whether you’re a style maven, craft addict, or an art enthusiast, there is something for everybody.


Clozetters Becks and Kersie with Alfie Leong (middle)

As opposed to permanent retail spaces, there is a reason for the rising popularity of pop-up retail spaces – this temporary retail environment creates opportunities for new brands. “Some spaces are too big for many of us to consider it a permanent space. The rental will drown SMEs, especially in the Singapore retail scene,” according to veteran fashion designer and W.E. founder Alfie Leong. “Pop-ups allow us to explore, provide a platform for small businesses, and build crowd for the landlords by cultivating awareness.”


Jewellery brand, Azen, at W.E. x Togetherly Pop-up

Then, how were the brands chosen to showcase at the W.E. x Togetherly Pop-up? “My partners, Wendy and Germaine, worked closely together to curate and understand the brands. There were many factors that were considered. Some brands are really interesting and creative, but they lack a space to sell. Some brands are new and we feel that they have growth potential. Some have been in the trade for a long time, and when we unite these brands together, we create awareness for them.”



Eyewear brand, Visual Mass, at W.E. x Togetherly Pop-up

Looking to stock up on your accessories stash? There are Foundry And Co, Azen, Whimsy and Magic, and more. Want to get your beauty fix? Head to Love Organic, Basic Theory, FrankSkincare, and so on! Dying to level up on your hipster vibe? Visual Mass, The Way We Were, an art gallery by Art Front, and the likes are at your service. As for the home design savvy folks? Airmocks, Commune Home, and Artless Goods are just a few of the home décor brands you have to know about!



Lifestyle (candles) brand, Sally’s Room, at W.E. x Togetherly Pop-up

The W.E. x Togetherly Pop-up serves as a central marketplace for both new and established brands – and you’re looking at almost 100 independent brands and businesses born and bred in Singapore. No kidding! Don’t believe us? Go check out the massive pop-up and see for yourself!

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