8 Looks from KLFW 2018 we want to wear this Merdeka Day
Cassey Gan, Look 8
Gan's penchant for clashing prints (all personally designed by the designer herself) and varying hemlines make for a visually captivating collection. This new season sees her foray in accessories such as ultra-cute bags emblazoned with her signature motifs. This look in particular has plenty to love—from the contrasting layers to the kitschy bib element for an unconventional twist to the usual dress silhoeutte.
Innai Red, Look 1
It was '70s disco meets futuristic chic on the runway when Innai Red presented their latest collection, aptly named Stardust. The former part of the collection's inspiration took place by way of silhouettes reminiscent of what Studio 54's celebrity regulars wore back in the day—bell-bottom trousers, high-neck tops, slinky blouses and the like. What took centre stage were the fun colours and fabrics used for this lineup: Shades of purple were addled with soft pastels, while holographic and iridescent materials gave it a veneer of glitzy perfection. Case in point: this matching two-piece ensemble is worthy for a night out painting the town red (or unicorn shades, whatever tickles your fancy).
While Farah Khan's "Celebrate M" show had plenty to talk about (more here on #KLFW2018 moments you might have missed), one of the standout looks that caught our eyes was this sequined confection. If the skirt looks uncannily familar to art lovers out there, you aren't wrong—the design was inspired by American watercolourist Charles Demuth's 1919 work, Sail: In Two Movements. Khan redefines the term 'wearable art' with her couture collection, entirely inspired by famonus works of art, from Irises by Van Gogh to Two Birds by Georges Braque.
MimpiKita, Look 30
Mimpikita is proving that the holographic trend is here to stay with this salient look—flattering, statement-making yet not overwhelming with hues of pink and gold. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the brand's Spring/Summer 2019 collection "a reflection of all the feelings, experiences and our journey for the past decade", per its official press release. A fresh, more contemporary spin to its otherwise feminine pieces that the brand is known for, this look is a fitting tribute to Mimpikita's aesthetic—and future direction.
Jonathan Liang, Look 11
Jonathan Liang took us for a walk in the woods (fairytale style) for Autumn/Winter 2018, peppering the collection with spring-appropriate yet touch-worthy details such as florals, sequins, and feathers. For an edgy sentiment, pull off this textured minidress that's decked with tiers of feathers in earthy shades—moss green has never looked this good.
Alia Bastamam, Look 40
Trust Alia Bastamam to do no wrong when it comes to resortwear, incorporating her signature pleats into loungey pieces such as this figure-flattering getup. If the vivid shade of red doesn't stop traffic, we're pretty sure the billowy drape sleeve might turn heads at you stroll by. Wear it to the beach or for a date night out—its versatility makes it a winner in our books.
Afiq M, Look 6
Picking up where he left off from SS18, bold shoulders and masculine tailoring were rife at Afiq M's SS19 collection. If anything, his tailored pantsuits are making us want to pull off a boardroom-ready look for the weekend, just because. A few details to love from this look include: The intentional asymmetrical hemline of the cropped jacket, the bold shoulders that inject an air of suave formality, along with this classic shade of navy that makes us want to sit up a little straighter.
Fiziwoo, Look 29
There were plenty to love at Fiziwoo's SS19 collection, from the delicate effect of the layers of mesh and French lace to the intricate floral embellishments that dot the suits and jackets. Drawing inspiration from the Hundred Flowers Campaign during the Mao era in China, the looks were literal in nature—military style pocket square and padded shoulders were referenced from the Mao Suit, while floral hand-dyed flower petals were created from organza silk, chiffon and tulle. If it wasn't obvious enough, the designer duo (Mohd Hafizi Radzi Woo and Izree Kai Haffiz) has proven their expertise this season, and they've got a 32-look strong collection to back them up.