LOCAL fashion designers had their latest collections paraded at the Busana Syawal fashion show in Kuala Lumpur Craft Complex.
The “Warna-Warni” showcase promoted local crafts such as the three-layered, tie-dye, shibori, canting and block batik, as well as the songket.
As many as 64 collections were displayed in designs made from fabrics such as silk sateen, chiffon, crepe, cotton, linen, jacquard and denim.
Raja Azureen (seated, in light blue baju kurung) and Zuraida (on her left) looking at the designs by Pua Indah which use the colours of autumn and Sarawak designs.
Some were paired with matching accessories such as necklaces and brooches made from pearls, pewter and steel.
The guest of honour was Raja Datuk Seri Azureen Sultan Azlan Shah, sister of the Sultan of Perak.
Malaysian Handicraft Development Corporation director-general Datuk Zuraida Mokhtar said there were many talented craftsmen and fashion designers in Malaysia who should be supported.
“I hope people will appreciate the work put in by our local designers. Please take the time to browse through their boutiques this Hari Raya,” she said.
A unique piece from the Pua Indah collection.
One of the collections showcased was Ikat-Ikat by Lin Hurairah, which had a range of tie-dyed cotton fabric made into unisex clothes.
There were blouses, shorts, kimonos and robes as well as shawls and pashminas.
The range from RSB Collection featured apparel made from cotton and crepe with floral canting batik designs. There were modern baju kurung, kaftans and shirts.
Another interesting collection was by Jafiqa Couture, which used turmeric as a natural dye in the creation of batik using the block-and-brush technique.
The collection by Preka offered a mix of modern and classic designs for the whole family. The designs were created in pastel colours using fabrics such as cotton and crepe for comfort and style.
For details, visit www.kraftangan.gov.my