Top 10 Malaysian designers showcase masterpieces for mall's anniversary

Photo courtesy of SUNGEI WANG PLAZA 

Being one of the oldest malls in town didn’t stop Sungei Wang Plaza from being the one of the trendiest; this was evident at the Runway 30 fashion show held at the shopping centre recently.  

Top act: Amber Chia (middle) and two other models parading creations by Melinda Looi.

Held in conjunction with its 30th anniversary, the fashion show featured 10 acclaimed designers, whose 30 masterpieces were paraded by 30 models.  

Arguably the most famous model in town, Amber Chia and two other models were the first to sashay onto the stage to parade designs under the Mell label, by Melinda Looi. Wearing black wings on their backs, they strutted down the catwalk in black and white flamboyant ensembles themed Lolita.  

Daniel Cho stretched the use of common materials, such as using a tie as belt and long pants designed from songket  

Khoon Hooi's baby doll dresses enlivened the catwalk with splashes of pastel hues. The works were characterised by vividly coloured stocking, glossy high-heels and shinny beads.  

Villiam Ooi's creations were eye-catching with bouncy skirts and silver sequins, while Jonathan Cheng's gothic-inspired dresses were stylish and glamorous despite the dark undertones.  

Key Ng presented his trademark sci-fi creations, using metallic blue and light gold this time around. Donna Chew used nettings and ruffles lavishly, albeit rather exaggeratedly, to relive the glamour of the Victorian age.  

Lester Wong drew inspirations from the 80s, his dark brown collection was juxtaposed with subtle floral motifs. William Liew's Autumn in Malaysia collection was highly imaginative with bright green paired with earthy hues.  

The finale belonged to none other than internationally acclaimed designer, Zang Toi, whose elaborate eveningwear gowns featured the colours of Jalur Gemilang. As a sign of patriotism, his collection was paraded down the catwalk to the song “Saya anak Malaysia” (I am the child of Malaysia).  

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