Driving Creativity With Alia Bastamam And Lexus | Clozette


There’s no designer out there, fashion or otherwise, who is a stranger to adversity. It comes in many different shapes and forms. Be it a creative block, oversaturation of ideas, or just plain boredom, each creator has definitely encountered it in some respect. However, it is in the way they overcome them that marks true creativity and ingenuity.


Alia Bastamam x Lexus


As creative director, Malaysian fashion designer Alia Bastamam is constantly breaking the norm to produce exquisite looks that have become synonymous with her brand. She is someone who has risen well above her peers with carefully crafted garments and thoughtful, beautiful designs that pay close attention to minute details. Above all, they are cut to perfection, flattering the ever-changing feminine figure with grace and flowing ease. Let’s take a look at this year’s creations that will also be shown for the first time at Milan Fashion Week.


Some neutrals from the collection

Alia Bastamam’s pieces are always a delight to behold, gleaming under the spotlights accentuated with elements like intricate drapery, riveting patterns, and enchanting yet wearable shapes, colours and combinations that go straight from the runway to a night out on the town.


A lot of pastels


Constructed with the diversity of modern women in mind, each outfit that came down the runway suited a different type of woman with her own distinct personality, which we absolutely adored. We stan a designer who stands for individuality.

With each collection released and subsequently lauded by the industry’s finest, Alia’s visionary mindset became more and more apparent, capturing the attention of Lexus, a brand long associated with high fashion because of their luxurious designs, attention to detail and superior craftsmanship.


Alia Bastamam also featured dark pieces in her collection

Her trademark persistence and consistency in quality connected strongly with Lexus’ core values and coincided with their brand philosophy. This allowed Lexus to collaborate with Alia to produce a series of videos that encapsulate her journey as a designer through her inspirations, fears and how closely her story intertwines with the three pillars of Lexus’ brand story: “Anticipate. Innovate. Captivate.”



Learn more about Alia here.

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Feeling quite bubbly? Let your style for the day show how you’re feeling! Be playfully feminine with bright, eye-catching hues to add fun to your day. Check out how the ladies from the Clozette Community played with fun colours to achieve their cute bubblegum looks. 



Fruity stripes


Woman wearing a striped dress
Woman wearing a striped dress
Woman wearing a striped dress
Woman wearing a striped dress
(Photo from: Leannelow)


Juicy punch


Multi-coloured outfit
(Photo from: frostyypenguin)



Classic strawberry


Pink tulle skirt
(Photo from: lovebellavida)




Merry berry


Purple berry outfit
Purple berry outfit
Purple berry outfit
Purple berry outfit
Purple berry outfit
(Photo from: tellemaywhy)



Poppin' pink


Pink bubblegum look
Pink bubblegum look
Pink bubblegum look
Pink bubblegum look
Pink bubblegum look
(Photo from: HazelStyleWitch)


(Cover photo from: frostyypenguin)



Next, add sweetness to your day with sorbet styles.

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From the stellar designs coming down the runway to the amazing looks from local fashion enthusiasts and influencers attending the shows, it's safe to say that Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week (KLFW) 2019 started and ended with a bang. Even local passersby stopped to watch the invite-only shows from the floors above the catwalk and were captivated by the spectacular creations of each artist.


Kicking off fashion week is the awesome segment brought by Andrew Tan, the founder of KLFW, to showcase batik as a contemporary element in fashion through the Fashion Forward Batik Initiative.


David Han


David Han Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week


Lurazah’s Raunna


Lurazah’s Raunna Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week


We spent five fabulous days in the heart of Kuala Lumpur watching these beautiful garments sashay down the runway and, as Malaysians, could not be prouder of the designers. Take a look at what Malaysia brought to the world of fashion through our top picks.


Kit Woo


Kit Woo Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week


Utilitarian was the name of the game with this unisex collection. It consists of abstract shapes, patchwork detailing and oversized fits in denim and PVC with the occasional pop of colour.


Kit Woo Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week


Laguna Sydney


Laguna Sydney Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week


Easy, breezy, beautiful. We know that's CoverGirl's tagline, but it's also a perfectly apt description for this collection that transported the audience from the runway straight to the blue seas and white sand of the Mediterranean.


Laguna Sydney Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week


KLFW 2019 also highlighted their support for sustainable and ethical fashion through these talented designers, aligning with Airasia, Commonwealth Fashion Council of UK, and the United Nations' sustainable development goal.


Biji Biji x Tsyahmi


Biji Biji x Tsyahmi Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week


Tengku Syahmi showcased his genius this year through oriental patterns and shapes akin to kimonos and modest wear from the Far and Middle East.


Biji Biji x Tsyahmi Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week



Daphne Lim


Daphne Lim Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week


Gorgeous structured pieces in clean white accented with patterns and touches of bold colours dominated Daphne's collection.


Daphne Lim Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week


When the weekend rolled around, the working crowd came to play and served up some looks while admiring the glorious outfits strutting down the runway during the final two days of fashion week. We came, we saw, we absolutely adored.


Wynka


Wynka Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week


One word to describe this show: dazzling. Filled with whimsical elements and beautiful original prints, there’s only love for this collection.


Wynka Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week



Ezzati Amira


Ezzati Amira Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week


Bringing class and elegance to life with her collection, Ezzati Amira brings the audience feminine silhouettes in wearable neutrals and her signature delicate foliage patterns.


Ezzati Amira Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week


Afiq M


Afiq M Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week


Ever a delight to watch, Afiq M delivers a punchy end to KLFW 2019 with bold animal prints in elegant cuts,  emphasising the sheen of silk with feathers and bright colours as well as full leather ensembles.


Afiq M Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week


Next, check out these savvy street style looks at New York Fashion Week.

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