Malaysia Fashion Week Returns For A Second Year | Clozette

Malaysia Fashion Week (MFW) is returning after its debut last year to raise the bar of Malaysia’s diverse fashion industry--a collaborative effort between Malaysia’s national trade promotion agency MATRADE (Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation) and Malaysia’s leading fashion event organiser STYLO International.


This year, they're slated to headline Malaysia as the fashion hub of Asia with the best local and International fashion industry players in Kuala Lumpur. Taking place at at Menara MATRADE from November 4-7, 2015, MFW will be held in Kuala Lumpur--a city that has been climbing the ranks to be the next fashion destination in Asia. 




With “Inclusivity” as the central theme for this year’s comeback, MFW is revving up the fashion scene in the ASEAN region with a stream of raw and emerging talents from within the country and the Asia region together with a full schedule of trade fashion shows featuring Spring Summer 2016 collections.


The fashion showcase aims to represent the uniqueness of multicultural Malaysia including modern Peranakan designs by established designer, Bill Keith, Sabah batik designs by Deanoor, Sarawak’s pua kumbu designs by Datin Melia Gelen, Muslimah by Blancheur and Ready to Wear (RTW) by Fairuz Ramdan was presented during the media conference. 




Besides the above, another exciting feature at MFW 2015 will be the Special Gallery Exhibition with two main presenters:


1. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Tribute featuring top Malaysian designers & Industry brands the luxury automaker has awarded in the last 10 years through its collaboration with STYLO International


2. Datuk Professor Jimmy Choo Couture Gallery – the world renowned shoe couturier’s exhibition will highlight his most beloved designs and creations over the years




To maintain the YOUTH ENGAGEMENT direction, they will also have a dedicated fashion/lifestyle trade exhibition called [email protected] taking centre stage, supported by a series of fashion shows and gala events under the MFW 2015 banner. Another is X-STYLE, a fashion expression creative centre open for use by emerging designers, students at Fashion & Design faculties from universities and colleges around Malaysia, and other ASEAN countries to create fashion installations and exhibitions. 


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The vintage fever is on! To nail this trend, you need not look far or buy "new" ones from the store because chances are, your mom still has them. Take a trip through your mom's closet and give all her clothes a look-through to find trendy vintage pieces that fit you. You'll be surprised at the treasures you find! 


Here are the 5 items you can borrow from your mom's closet that are so in-style today!


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A-Line Dresses



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Patterned dresses that have an A-line shape are one of the most flattering silhouettes a girl can wear. It's fit from shoulder to waist and loose from the waist down, giving you the illusion of an hourglass figure. Extra vintage-points if you wear one with a peter-pan collar or a patterned fabric. This plus a bag and oxfords will bring you straight to the past in style!

Lace-up Tops



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We're all aware of the rise of the bohemian trend and with that comes the ascend of the lace-up footwear. However, this lace-up style is also present in flowy and hippie-like tops! They're perfect for anyone because it's loose shape flatters all body types. 



Wide-Legged Pants



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Big is definitely in this season and the wide-legged pants are leading the way. You can opt for either the flare jeans for a casual vibe; culottes for a boho-chic style; or the wide-legged slacks for an elegant look. Just make sue you balance out the structure and size of the pieces and you're good to go! 



Anything Plaid



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Plaid, or anything from that pattern family such as houndstooth, gingham, and checkered, are such vintage statement pieces. It can look either boyish, preppy, or grunge depending how you style and which pieces you pair it with. We suggest you make it the star of your vintage-inspired outfit for a simple yet striking look!



Midi Skirt



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Last but certainly not the least is this fashion community favourite: the mid skirt. This skirt can be styled in different ways according to the feminine vibe you're feeling. It has a modest and conservative look but you can make it preppy by pairing it with a collared top or make it look more fun and modern with a cropped top!  



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We're calling it--white sneakers is a must-have staple in your shoe wardrobe. If you don't have one yet, then maybe you have yet to experience the comfort and style this pair of shoe adds to your whole look. Despite its colour, the magic of shoe designers and brands from all over the world have given it a whole new façade--making it as essential as your black pumps and ballet flats.


To help you update your shoe rack, here are 5 white sneakers you need in your life for a fail-proof outfit every single time. 

 

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For The Sneakerhead



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Sneaker-head or not, a white pair from either Nike, Adidas, New Balance, Puma (and what have you) should be a mainstay in your shoe rack. Aside from providing immense comfort to your soles, it also functions well for those errands-all-day kind of day.

Comfiest of all


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Lazy but still need to go somewhere and look presentable? Match this comfy type of white sneaker, the slip on, to any of your no-fail outfits. Plus points if you wear it with jeans and top for that extra lazy yet stylish vibe.  


Basic and Failproof


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This type of white sneaker is like the "commercial" version of the "sneakerhead" as its design is less iconic and more basic. Don't let that fool you. It's "non-eyecatching" design is its main asset because (wait for it) it matches anything! From style, to colour, to trend, this type of sneaker can be added 95% of your casual pieces. 



Girly and Laced-up


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If you insist on adding flowers to your white sneaker then that's not a problem. Just lace-up! As in, wear a sneaker that uses lace fabric for that pretty and feminine vibe. It's delicate and sporty, stylish and functional, and you can never go wrong with wearing a pair of this for those dressier days.



The Designer


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Disclaimer: only buy this pair if you are 1) a white sneaker addict; and 2) financially capable of buying one for yourself without losing all your savings. Yes, even sneakers are pricey, especially if they're from a signature brand. But if you really found a perfect and unique design that you can't stop thinking about-- go ahead and buy it. It will last you for years, thus making it cost-effective in the long run.



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