By RIO ROSE RIBAYA
As the original was published on 22 August 2017
The five-day fashion parade showed no signs of slowing down on Sunday, 20 August for the last day of KL Fashion Week 2017. Back-to-back shows delighted the crowd with catwalk presentations that were warmed up by local fashion brands like Kana, Nerd Unit, Yodatsa, and Zero to Ten.
Bridal couture designer Carven Ong kicked off the programme with his latest collection of pretty bows and flowing see-through fabrics, while Justin Yap impressed with his polished work of stunning cocktail dresses and gowns. The Malaysian designer’s strong command of black lace, tulle, and mesh against contrasting fabrics also warrants special mention.
While we loved Cosry’s display of minimal but elegant detailing, we were truly caught off-guard when For All by Villiam Ooi’s all-white army conquered the runway. His neat collection featured trapeze and sheath dresses, wrap around skirts and plain white tees with band collars.
Variante‘s latest collection eventually splashed vibrant colours back on KL Fashion Week 2017’s Day 5 with its long-sleeved polo dresses. Shortly after, runway models rocked out Indonesia’s Sean and Sheila designs with exposed seams and uneven stitches. The brand’s signature bird embroidery patterns against solid colours bright orange, navy blue, and black was simply mesmerising.
Malaysian traditional wear with modern twists then dominated the afternoon shows. While bright and shiny songket from Adila Long got our attention, the eclectic mix of vibrant batik and African printed skirts from My Apparel Zoo‘s Spring Summer 2018 collection in ultra feminine silhouettes found us wanting for more. Fortunately, the 5 pm line-up also included Wanpa, which showcased structured floor-sweeping skirts that billowed with bold and contrasting floral prints.
If you weren’t able to see the last day of KL Fashion Week 2017, here’s a compilation our favourite looks curated by talented designers from Day 5.
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