THE festive mood is back at shopping complexes in Klang Valley that are decked in the colours of Deepavali.
At Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, the mall’s “Journey of Colours” is the product of a collaboration with students of Raffles College, Inti International College Subang and Inti Centre of Art and Design.
These youths have created the first-ever 500m-long “Kolam Runway”, featuring 100 designs.
Each kolam has its own unique patterns that signify the beauty of Malaysia’s diversity, sacred symbols of the Festival of Lights and representations of the triumph of light over darkness.
There is also the illuminated giant lotus flower kolam adorning the iconic Crystal Fountain.
Fahrenheit88 in Kuala Lumpur has combined fashion with decor by collaborating with Malaysian fashion icon Datuk Seri Bernard Chandran in its “Vibrance of Deepavali” set-up.
Visitors can feast their eyes on the display of 19 elegant, hand-stitched saree and kurta designs from Bernard Chandran’s Rock Zardosi 2003.
At the Intermark Mall Kuala Lumpur, a dazzling kolam made of colourful gems and jewels is the centrepiece of its “Glorious Diwali” celebration.
Meanwhile, Da Men USJ in Subang Jaya, Selangor, celebrates with the theme “Lights of Happiness” and a colourful peacock kolam made from a combination of arts and crafts supplies as well as repurposed materials.
It was made by children aged five to 12, who spent 200 hours creating the 4.6m by 4.6m design featuring the peacock, a symbol of beauty and elegance.