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In demand: Mohamad Shariful showing an emerald green ‘baju melayu’ at his shop in Plaza Angsana.
JOHOR BARU: This year’s Hari Raya colour is rich emerald green.
Fabrics of this colour are flying off the shelves like hot cakes this Ramadan.
Halimah Baba, a supervisor at a fabric outlet here, said a lot of customers specifically asked for the colour.
“The colour gained popularity after Malaysian actress Scha Al-Yahya wore it a few times. This development is similar to how Erra Fazira set the trend for royal blue last year,” she said here yesterday.
For fabrics, the one that is in demand now is Italian Krizia crepe, which costs RM48 per metre.
The fabric is said to provide a cool effect despite the hot Malaysian weather.
“The material is so in demand that we sold two whole rolls in just one week,” she said, adding that women usually added beads and border lace to the material to complete the look.
Halimah added that colours associated with Johor (blue and red) were also favoured this year due to the Johor Darul Ta’zim football team’s win in the Super League Championship.
Mohamad Shariful Islam, a salesman at an outlet in Plaza Angsana, said men were also looking for emerald green to match the ladies.
“Men are getting more adventurous these days and are not afraid to try striking and bright colours, unlike in the past where grey, brown and black were the popular choice among men,” he said, adding that the price of a pair of ready-made baju Melayu in emerald green at his outlet was RM298.
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