Fashion According To Hafidz | Clozette

(cover photo from duniafashyon.com)


Ever wondered what guys thought of female fashion--does it really matter if you've been wearing trends over and over, do they look at the labels, do they always dress up as much as you do? Well, find your questions answered in this article featuring Hafidzudin Zainal of duniafashyon.com


Read on to know what a male fashion blogger thinks about female fashion!


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Most guys would brush off the idea of dressing up well on a daily basis, what made you think otherwise?




For me, dressing up is a lifestyle rather than an attempt for making a statement. This sounds cliche but it's true, we project our identity through clothes. So I guess dressing up is part of who that person is. However, I don't necessarily dress up everyday for practical reasons (working in a busy, crowded and sometimes hot and humid clinic deters me to dress up to the nines) but when I do, I try to make the best from my wardrobe.

Which fashion trends, male and female, are you fond of the most?  



(photo from: duniafashyon.com)


In general, I find sportswear and streetwear as major influences in the fashion industry. I like the idea of its practicality and versatility of the trend. Raf Simons is my all-time fave label for a dose of streetwear mixed with high fashion. 


I think the future of fashion will veer towards loose clothes. I'm really fond of the roomy silhouettes some labels are projecting these days. For men, most interesting ones come from new labels like Craig Green from the UK (the religious costume / martial art/ tailoring combo is heaven!). And locally, I like the kooky fantasy of garments from Moto Guo


For women, I like the way designers make clothes that are "less sexy" or revealing with a generous voluminous skirt or a hint of detail underneath a jacket. In Malaysia, there are plenty of designers who design "modest" fashion -- specifically targeted for hijab-wearing girls. I like some of the designs and the girls look effortlessly elegant wearing them.



What do you think is the most flattering trend on women? 




It's an all-or-nothing law: you either go big with maximal designs and details or go utterly subdued in minimalist get-ups.



Which female celebrities do you think have the best style?



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I don't see many Hollywood celebs with great innate style-- they're helped by genius stylists anyway. But when it comes to originality, I'd say the Olsen twins, Sarah Jessica Parker, Chloe Sevigny, and Lady Gaga! For Malaysian celebs they would have to be Huda Nabila and Scha Alyahya, our style mavens. 



In your opinion, what are the things you think the Malaysian fashion industry can improve on?



(photo from: duniafashyon.com)


For starters I love to see more and more labels surfacing nowadays, especially the really directional ones like Joe ChiaPearly Wong, and Moto Guo. I understand that the business is thriving in niche markets like bridal and Raya outfits but it gets really uninteresting to see designers doing almost similar looking collections over and over again. 


In short, more fashion forward designs, better marketing strategies, and more international exposure: I don't think it would be too far-fetched to see a "proper" fashion week with international buyers and important people of fashion as guests in the future.



Do brands matter to you when you're buying clothes? What should women look for when buying clothes?




Not really. Of course if I had the means I would definitely pick the best of the best: I'd go all out bespoke from top to toe. Haha!  But in reality I love to mix and match. More often than not, my ensemble consists of a mishmash of thrift, vintage, high street, and designer fashion. 


I'm quite liberal when it comes to shopping and I advise women to do the same. Don't tie yourself in a constraint of trends--mix and match, be playful with fashion. Trends fade after a few seasons anyways. Case in point: that peplum top/skirt everyone was wearing two years back.



Which trend do you think has become passee and should move on? 




Skinny jeans - every other person has worn them. Now I'd love to see someone working a crisp maxi skirt or bell-bottom pants unexpectedly, or a boxy boyish top with raglan sleeves-- they're the best casual uniform!



Anything you want to say to the fashion community and those aspiring to enter fashion blogging? 




Fashion blogs are mushrooming nowadays, so it is essential to stand out by finding your own voice and creativity. Contribute to diversity by creating original blog posts rather than churning other people's content. And the truth is, blogging in general requires a certain level of constancy, so be prepared with the ups and downs of creating content--invest time, money, and effort. And most importantly, blog because you love to!



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Summer is the season for letting loose and getting close. And yes, that season is about to come to an end but Clozette was able to spend it in the best way possible through the much-awaited Closeup Forever Summer, a music festival that’s all about being young, getting close, and staying fresh.

Our Clozette Ambassadors wouldn't dare miss a whole day, whole night of music and partying with international artists such as Angus and Julia Stone, Eva Shaw, and of course Martin Garrix! It was indeed a day full of good vibes we wish it lasted forever.

Here are 8 things that transpired last Saturday at the SM MOA Concert Grounds in The Philippines.

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A Wave of Festive OOTDs





There were numerous coachella-esque OOTDs that day including this look from Clozette Ambassador Tina Cruz! She looked stunning in the floral cropped top , sheer kimono, and yes--fringe! 

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Random Picnic Sessions


We couldn't help but adore Lexie Puzon's outfit and place (literally) at the concert grounds. She basically had a random picnic, with lovely indie acts from local artists playing in the background,  

New Clozette Friends



When you're at a crowd-sourced music festival you'd bump into people you haven't seen in a long time and even meet new people! It wasn't hard to find something to do as there were booths where you could make your own psychedelic tie-dye shirt, create flower crowns, and have a go at the photobooth. 

 

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Glow-in-the-dark Cotton Candy Eats



The best cotton candy ever was at Closeup Forever Summer! They were fluffy, tasted great, and they glowed at night! No wonder everyone was lining up just to get one. 



Live Art Installations



During the day, artists painted this installation with spray paint and placed a projector in front of it at night for it to glow in different colours. It was definitely a treat to see whenever we passed by that area. 


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Dancing with a Hyped-up Crowd



The EDM crowd is group of people who knew how to party hard. They're carefree, upbeat, and can certainly dance to any beat in liberty. 



EDM Party with Martin Garrix



Of course, the star of the night, was DJ Martin Garrix, a spinner known for "Animals", "Don't Look Down" and "Error 404". He gave us a night to remember and pumped up the crowd with his sick beats! 


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What was your favourite moment of the night? Let us know in the comments below!

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The fashion-filled week has just concluded so here we are again with another round of our top OOTDs! The fashion community is in sync now more than ever-- with feminine and classy outfits where skirts, lace, white, and flowy pieces are stars of the show. It's safe to say that Clozetters prefer classy over trendy when it comes to fashion events, a sign of a true fashionista!  


Here are the top 5 looks for this week!

 

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fayebalogo

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Manila's party of the season, Closeup Forever Summer, gathered thousands of Martin Garrix supporters and various music lovers who also love dressing up for the occasion. That includes Clozetter fayebalogo who looked stunning as ever in her white lace romper and tan mini crossbody bag. A very coachella-esque and summer-ready outfit! 


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cforcassan

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Clozette Ambassador cforcassan dressed to the nines during Singapore Fashion Week with a classy boho-inspired red dress. This was a standout for it's style and colour-- a pop of red amidst the crowd of black and whites. 

MiyoHan

(clozette.co/MiyoHan)



A perfect photo of a twirling skirt never fails to exude a carefree and girly vibe such as this look from Clozette Ambassador MiyoHan. We're also a fan of the colour combination of powder blue, white, and black with lace and ruffle accents on top. 


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joycelynthiang

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Another ensemble that made our list is this elegant-casual number from Clozette Ambassador joycelynthiang. No need for heels and accessories because each piece is a statement in itself, not to mention that structured tube top that made the whole outfit such a scenestealer. 





Last but not the least is this coordinated black and white outfit from Clozette Ambassador christyfrisbee. This fashionista certainly knows her monochrome style and is never afraid to play with it--making it look chic, edgy, elegant, and for this look--retro. 
 
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Which was the best look for you? Let us know in the comments below!

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