The second Malaysia Fashion Week (MFW) will feature a varied array of local and international designers and exhibitors.
Running from Nov 4 to 7 at Menara Matrade in Kuala Lumpur, the event has over 60 Malaysian designers and 30 international designers showcasing the Spring/Summer 2016 collections.
In addition, there will be a trade exhibition of over 300 booths featuring Malaysian and international businesses of fashion apparels, accessories, cosmetics and personal care as well as textile under "FACIT@INTRADE".
This is a collaborative effort between the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (Martrade) and Stylo International where the aim is to boost the Malaysian fashion industry with a goal towards elevating Malaysia into a major fashion hub in Asia and globally.
There will also be a Muslimah fashion pavilion called "MODEST-YLE" which features a number of designers and exhibitors including celebrity names and brands.
These include Benua’s collection for men and boys by local hip-hop artist Altimet, Madeena by celebrity Mizz Nina, Padusi Couture from actress Rozita Che Wan and Suci by TV actress Yatt Hamzah.
MFW also has a youth engagement platform which sees young designers Fern Chua, Max Mak, Silas Liew, Lisa F, Hanif Naim, Jimmy Wong, Jo Disaya, Abstrak Jingga, Dilara, Neonate Clothing and Ridz Collection.
There will also be a "Fashion Inclusivity" segment highlighting Sabah, Sarawak and Peranakan exhibitors and designers such as the Sarawak Craft Council, Deanoor (batik) and Old Town Clog Shoes.
Prominent local brands exhibiting under "FACIT@Intrade" include Bonia, Carlo Rino, British India, Selangor Pewter, Empro, Porosus, Coccha and Skiva.
Highlights of the event include the Malaysia Fashion Showcase (MFS) and the Mercedes-Benz Stylo Asia Fashion Week (MBSAFW).
The closing will see the prestigious Mercedes-Benz Stylo Asia Fashion Week Awards recognising the talents of the region’s established designers.
MFW is also introducing the Professor Jimmy Choo Award – Emerging Designer of the Year 2015 in two categories (fashion and accessories), where emerging designers will be recognised and stand a chance to win a coveted fashion mentorship with the famous personality in London.
For more information, visit malaysiafashionweek.my or check out the Malaysia Fashion Week pages on Facebook and Instagram. You can stand a chance to win exclusive invitations for the trade fashion shows.
The Malaysia Fashion Week 2015 and FACIT@INTRADE is supported by Ministry of International Trade & Industry and Ministry of Tourism & Culture Malaysia. The Star is the official newspaper for MFW.