BONIA celebrated the launch of its 2009 collection with glitz and glamour as local and foreign celebrities and socialites turned out for the party.
Deborah Henry, Amber Chia, Jeffrey Cheng, Daniel Tan, Xandria Ooi, Jonathan Putra, Alan Yun, Emily Poon, Joanne Yew, Hansen Lee, Phirence Tan, Jojo Struys and Karmen Kow were all present to lend their talents to the catwalk, while Hong Kong’s Kelly Chen also had the crowd going with a special performance at the end of the evening.
Also livening up the catwalk were Taiwanese models Bianca Bai Xin Hui and Ming Dao.
The event, which was emceed by Asha Gill and Owen Yap, kicked off on a glamourous note with the guests ushered along a red carpet into the Bintang Circle at the Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.
Violinist Joanne Yeoh started things off on the right note while Noryn Aziz had the audience in her hand as she belted out a number after Yeoh had taken a bow.
The fashion show, themed Cool Blues Meet Sultry Brown, saw more than 100 new designs for both men and women displayed on the catwalk.
Casual lines dominated the men’s collection with a breezy palette of blue and white enhanced by warm and earthy red, yellow and brown. It was not all about fun, though, as there was a good selection of business attire on display as well.
For the women, elegance and style were the focus, with plenty of black and yellow on show. Shiny metal fittings like buckles in gold and silver tones added a bit of bling to the affair while the natural leather and composite materials were enhanced by various textures.
Bonia group managing director Albert Chiang was on hand to play the gracious host and ensure that a good time was had by all.
“Bonia, being one of the leading brands in Asia with outlets operating in 13 countries globally, will continue to provide creativity and quality craftsmanship,” he said.