Avant-garde with a touch of heritage
KUALA LUMPUR: Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week (KLFW) is back with a twist, combining fashion and heritage.
The ninth edition of KLFW will not only celebrate the talents of local designers, but will also revive the Heritage Thread, an exhibition of truly Malaysian textiles.
Paying homage to Malaysia’s lush versatile textiles, KLFW founder Andrew Tan said the exhibition aimed to continue to showcase local fabrics while instilling a deeper appreciation for its unique beauty and sense of meaning. story, backed by KLFW’s official banking partner, AmBank Malaysia.
âThis year’s exhibition is presented by Cheminahsayang. This one-of-a-kind collection features a hand-blocked batik design that has been meticulously and painstakingly curated by Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah and produced exclusively by Yus de Kakee Batik.
âEach piece is truly a vision that epitomizes the wonderful beauty of Malaysia’s model making and heritage,â Bernama said recently at the KLFW 2021 media launch.
Tan also said that as an extension of KLFW’s initiative to foster greater appreciation of the local fabric industry, the organizers are also working with Taylor University and Barbie Mattel collaborating on Project Patung, a new initiative. which will showcase the rich culture and heritage of Malaysia in an effort to preserve the brand of various arts and crafts across different ethnicities in Malaysia.
The showcase will see students from Taylor’s Fashion Design Technology program showcase their work at the KLFW Exhibition, which features 12 Barbie dolls dressed in versatile clothing based on four craft themes: Nyonya Beads, Tekat Embroidery, Calligraphy and henna, âhe said.
KLFW 2021 will showcase 48 ready-to-wear collections from local designers both digitally and in real life from November 1-7 at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur after taking the big show online last year.
Tan said that as the country moves from the Covid-19 pandemic to the endemic phase, KLFW is set to reintroduce the most important and latest fashion trends in Malaysia with its biggest show to date.
âWe have certainly been through some tumultuous times. However, as with all other crises, this too will pass. Although the road to recovery will not be easy, together we will always come out stronger.
âI am encouraged to see that the designers who are with us for KLFW 2021 have shown resilience, redesigned their businesses and made internal processes more efficient to create a leaner and more efficient workplace,â he said. -he declares.