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Education 02 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Springboard for aspiring designers

DID you know that world-renowned designer Yves St Laurent's prodigious talent was 'discovered' when he bagged first prize in the International Wool Secretariat's fashion competition in 1954? Other famous designers who have won awards in the same contest include Karl Lagerfeld and Valentino.

Nation 15 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Glitzy launch to KL Fashion Week at Menara Star

KL Fashion Week 2003 was launched at Menara Star yesterday with much glitz, glamour and fanfare.

Lifestyle 19 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Melinda's dynamic designs

Bold designs with an edge and a planned range of lifestyle products. The young, creative and dynamic Melinda Looi is set to join the coterie of KL Fashion Week designers in showcasing their work next month. - B>a href=http://202.186.86.35/photos/gallerylist.asp?pixfder=251page=1 target=on_top>Photo gallery/a>/B>

Nation 21 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Practicality and vision give the edge

They were creative and original -but also kept their feet close to the ground. It was the combination of practicality and vision that gave the 10 contestants for the inaugural Star Designer Awards an edge in the preliminary selection.

Nation 23 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Young designers add chic styles to the kebaya

Young designers are giving dashes of modern cuts and styles to the traditional I>kebaya/Iin a competition designed to bring the classic attire into the mainstream of fashion.

Nation 30 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Young designers opt for a more modern kebaya look

Vivid colours of every hue featured prominently in the outrageously modern interpretations of the traditional kebaya by 12 young designers Saturday.

Nation 03 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Wonder attire a dress for every occasion

Boutique owner Habsah Abang Saufi did not find it odd to pack sarongs in her suitcase whenever she travelled.

Education 13 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Fashion awareness

WHILE they may be trendy Wendys and Stylo Joes, many private college students are not familiar with local designers like Sarimah Adzrina, Beatrice Looi, Justin Oh and a few others whose collections will be showcased at the upcoming KL Fashion Week 2003.

Lifestyle 16 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Competing interpretations

Being an effective fashion designer requires a knack for keeping up with the times as well as being aware of the past, as Bill Keith tells MICHELE LIAN in a chat about a contest in interpreting the kebaya.

Nation 21 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Student wins kebaya contest

A rare creation by Daniel Chong, a 22-year old fashion and retail design student from Lim Kok Wing Institute of Creative Technology, emerged first-prize winner of the #8220;Kebaya: The Interpretations#8221; fashion design competition at Shangri-La Hotel here yesterday.