KUALA LUMPUR: Guests and employees of Guinness Anchor Bhd were treated to a glamorous and vibrant fashion show at Heineken Corporate Cocktail Night.
The event, part of KL Fashion Week 2005 organised by The Star and supported by L’Oreal Paris and Tourism Malaysia, was held at Shangri-La Hotel last night.
The lively function, hosted by celebrity model Bernie Chan, showcased the creations of Malaysian designers Beatrice Looi, Edmund Ser, Sonny San and Carven Ong, Hong Kong designer Lydia Reeves and Filipino Nono Palmos that comprised collections of casual, evening and office wear.
The show opened with Sonny San's spring and summer collection themed “Exotic Resort” for his label eclipse, in mostly light colours and evening wear.
Beatrice Looi's works, themed “Absolutely Spring”, included elegant dresses fit for ballroom events.
Models walked down the runway in style with Edmund Ser's office wear collection themed “Re-energise”.
Carven Ong's ethnic creations, inspired by Indian culture, were displayed next, on the theme “Himalayin Lebeaut”. This was followed by Reeves' creations which were simple yet elegant.
Renowned Filipino designer Nono Palmos had models Evita Oblea Bunyi and Raphael Kiefer parading in his exotic collection themed “Island Dreams” at the end of the show.
Guinness Anchor Bhd managing director Theo de Rond said the event was in line with the Heineken brand, both filled with excitement and creativity.
Earlier, the final Afternoon Designer Showcase took off with a spectacular array of designs.
The show, presented by Jaeger-Le Coultre, featured the distinct couture identities of two renowned designers – Tom Abang Saufi and Melinda Looi.
The event was graced by the Sultanah of Pahang Sultanah Hajjah Kalsom, who was accompanied by members of the Pahang, Negri Sembilan and Perak royal families.
Preceding the fashion show was a surprise performance by Malaysian Idol Jaclyn Victor, who was dressed in an elegant number designed by Tom.
Unlike her black-and-white themed showcase at the Corporate Cocktail Night by Tourism Malaysia two nights ago, Tom made sure colours came alive with her designs, themed White Maharanis of Sarawak.
While Tom featured a party of colours, Melinda Looi's Midsummer Nights Dream was an ethereal and whimsical play of white, off-white and gold.