Trends Spotted On The Runway At KL Fashion Week 2018 | Clozette


Same runway, different year. Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week is showing no signs of slowing down. Into its sixth year of fashion action, KL Fashion Week 2018 was, once again, a lavish showcase of style on and off the runway. A star-studded crowd lined the FROW (i.e. front row) while models strutted down an all-too-familiar KLFW stage at Pavilion KL, wearing trends that we’ll be sporting on the streets in the season to come.

Resort Chic


A collage of 3 outfits. First, a relaxed brown satin look; second an orange safari-style playsuit; third, a blue two-toned halter neck paired with white shorts.

Alia Bastamam; Syomirizwa Gupta; Tarik Jeans


Casual with a tinge of glamour — there were plenty of resort wear styles on the runway, but only a few stood out. Alia Bastamam served up a sensual lineup of ultra-luxe pieces that reflects the label’s DNA of relaxed sophistication. Syomirizwa Gupta played up the safari playsuit with a fun, printed two-piece number. Tarik Jeans made a regular bath towel wrapped around the head look acceptable on the streets with a two-toned halter neck, white shorts and a killer attitude.


Body Bag


A collage of 3 outfits. First, a man wearing polka dot sweater, red hoodie and matching red pants, and a black vest bag; second, a man wearing a black polo, a black ripped jeans and a black fanny pack; third, a man wearing a white sweater, camo cargo pants, and a camo fanny pack.

Nerdunit; Supercrew; JTNC by Justin Chew


The streetwear vibes were strong at Nerdunit, Supercrew and JTNC by Justin Chew, but it was the accessories that cemented their “hypebeast” title. Nerdunit debuted a vest bag — a cross between a vest and a bag — while Supercrew showed off a “now-classic” fanny pack that features compartments of varying sizes. JTNC by Justin Chew presented a new way of wearing the fanny pack: simply sling it over your neck like a necklace. Without a doubt, it takes a certain street cred to pull off the body bag look. No harm giving it a sling, but we say do it at your own risk.

Pastel Play


A collage of 3 looks. First, a lavender maxi dress with a bejeweled lavender ribbon tied at the waist; Second, a pink power suit worn with a white graphic tee; Third, a floral cheongsam with sheer tulle sleeves and silver glitter pants.

Azura Azwa; MimpiKita; Min Luna x Fashionvalet


Pastel shades can be equal parts delicate and sharp. Azura Azwa went for simple but elegant pastel jewel tones paired with their well-known turban headwear. MimpiKita featured a celebratory collection to honour the label’s 10th anniversary this year, with models strutting down founder and designer Nurul Zulkifli’s memory lane in soft pastels and delicate fabrics against prints and extravagant styling. Celebrity stylist Min Luna’s first clothing line in collaboration with Fashionvalet celebrated diversity and inclusivity — a much older female model sashayed down the runway in a sugary-tone tailored suit.



Royal Fit


Collage of 3 outfits. First, a multi-layered floral ensemble made of billowy sheer fabrics. Second, a sheer pink long-sleeved blouse and a flouncy beige midi skirt; Third, a dress with abstract beaded embellishments.

Fiziwoo; Arared; Farah Khan


Refined but refreshing, this fashion week saw a myriad of regal looks fit for fashion royalty. Inspired by the Hundred Flowers Movement of China’s Mao era in the 50s, Fiziwoo called out a conflicted time with captivatingly structured looks created with multiple layers of billowy, sheer fabrics. The role of monarchy lives on through the intricacy of the embellished floral motifs and luxurious materials. Arared’s flouncy midi skirt is an obvious choice for a royal occasion, while Farah Khan’s signature style of detailed embellishments would be a sure-hit among a flamboyant crowd.

Throwback Party


A collage of 3 looks. First, a colourful block-printed cip up jacket paired with white pants; Second, an orange turtleneck worn with a '70s style romper retro pop-art prints; Third, an iridescent belted suit.

Neonate; Ezuwan Ismail; Innai Red


Fashion goes full circle once again with sartorial revivals of past eras. Neonate brought back nostalgia closer to home with Malaysian references of the older days. Ezuwan Ismail proved that fashion can be fun and a little less boring with a retro pop-art tribute to multi-talented Malaysian legend P.Ramlee and singer-actress extraordinaire Saloma. As if to honour fashion in its entirety — past and present — Innai Red closed KLFW with a throwback Stardust collection of the blinged-out heydays of Studio 54.


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Let's kickstart the new week with fun bits from fashion and beauty. From new releases to new developments, here are some news pieces you need to know now.


Savage x Fenty at NYFW



Rihanna's lingerie line is coming to New York Fashion Week. The brand will showcase their Fall/Winter collection during the show and will be able to shop the goods right after on savagex.com and at a pop-up in New York.


Fourth Ray Beauty



You can now get your hands on the products from Colourpop Cosmetics' skincare sistah, Fourth Ray label. The brand's all about creating a harmonious relationship with your inner and outer beauty, so expect not only skincare products inspired by wellness.


Pillow Talk Collection



Charlotte Tilbury's Pillow Talk lipstick and matching lipliner have been cult favourites in the beauty community. It only made sense to extend the products to a complete line. Stay tuned for an eyeshadow quad and bronzer version of your favourite lip products.


Kith x Tommy Hilfiger




Kith and Tommy Hilfiger are teaming up to give you the streetwear goods of your dreams. Ronnie Fieg, the owner of Kith, announced the news on his Instagram account. No word yet on when the collection will be released, but Fieg said they'll start mailing — yes, physically mailing! — catalogues to 20,000 people who have signed up on their site starting September.


(Cover photo from: @savagexfenty)


See what you may have missed last week here.


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With the summer all-year-round feel in our region, trends that emerged during the S/S fashion cycle of the year never really go off the grid for us.  One of them that truly piqued our interest is the front-knot style. See how our Community slays it below!


Pineapple poppin'


Woman wearing a pineapple print front know romper

(Photo from: MandaOlivia)


Polka princess


Woman wearing a red polka dot front knot top

(Photo from: deeyeenjazmine)



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