Fashion knows no boundaries — and AirAsia certainly knows no limits when it comes to bringing fashion together in one prestigious event. Last Friday, the Malaysian low-cost airline brought the region’s young designer talents onto the Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week Ready To Wear stage for the third year in a row.
10 countries, 20 participants, and only one victor — who clinched the winning title? We reveal the star of AARRDS 2017 and share our favourite three-piece collections straight from the front row!
Vietnam’s Tran Thi Tu wins AARRDS 2017
Helmed by Malaysia’s Asia’s Next Top Model finalist Shikin Gomez, Vietnamese designer Tran Thi Tu took to the runway with a spanking new award to her portfolio. The 24-year-old winner of AARRDS 2017 chose her home city, Hanoi, as her source of inspiration. Her three winning looks reflected a modern twist on the Ao Dai, a Vietnamese national costume.
AARRDS 2016 winner, Anuruq, debuts his full collection
AARRDS 2016 winner, Thailand’s Anuruq Jaidee, debuted his ‘Hammer Away At’ collection with familiar prints that took the judges’ breath away last year. But instead of a predominantly white canvas, he ventured towards a darker palette of black and burgundy that is sure to be a Fall/Winter hit.
We also like: Humaira Zakaria from Brunei
Kong Sothea from Cambodia
Andrew Low from Malaysia
Jerome Q from Philippines
Khampee Laksanosurang from Thailand
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