CNY 2023: The most glamorous collections by Malaysian designers

Hopping into the Year of the Rabbit with style


By Phyll Wu

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CNY 2023: The most glamorous collections by Malaysian designers

Christmas may be over and the new year is peeking around the corner, but the festivities won’t end there just yet! In the coming month, the Lunar New Year will be kicking off and for those who are celebrating, you know what that means: shopping season! For 2023, we’re going all out. After all, we’ve got to give our nosey aunties something to gossip about at the reunion dinner, right? Below, we’ve rounded up the best festive collections by local designers to shop for this Chinese New Year, from Brian Khoo to Wynka and more!


Khoon Hooi

Traditional yet modern, elegant yet playful, Khoon Hooi’s tailor-made Chinese New Year 2023 collection is filled with striking hues and bold embellishments that emanate nothing but sophisticated glamour. From qipaos to co-ord sets, traditional silhouettes are elevated with graceful modern details, such as vivid pink feathers on Li Qiu and cut-out sleeves with petal-like bows on Bing Wen.

Shop the collection here.




For the 2023 Lunar New Year, Borneo-based fashion label Wynka is channeling the retro glamour of ‘80s Hong Kong aesthetics with layered textures and a bold colour palette on old school feminine silhouettes. From brooches and ribbons to floral-prints and lace details, the collection embraces the brand’s philosophy of “more is more”, setting itself apart from the mainstream trend of modern minimalism.

Shop the collection here.



Innai & Co

If you’re looking for something fresh and timeless with a vintage flair, look no further than Innai & Co’s Chinese New Year ’23 collection! Sophisticated, classic, and contemporary, the collection reintroduces traditional silhouettes with modern embellishments, accentuated by the vivid hues adorned on stunning textured fabrics. You can shop the pieces exclusively at the Innai Red boutique.

More on the collection here.



Brian Khoo

Inspired by the Roaring Twenties and the Golden Age of Hollywood, Brian Khoo’s festive collection reinterprets Chinese traditional wear in the most glamorous fashion. From a golden dragon embellishment on a striking pink cheongsam to a sleek bodysuit decked with pearls, donning a piece from this collection will surely turn every head at your reunion gathering.

Shop the collection here.



Cassey Gan

Prefer something far from traditional? Cassey Gan might just have exactly what you’re looking for. The brand’s latest made-to-measure capsule collection for Lunar ’23 redefines classic Chinese New Year wear with unique silhouettes that boast playful cuts, colourful abstract prints, and subtle touches of traditional details to capture the festive spirit. Eccentric and unconventional all round, you will surely stand out at the reunion with your whimsical outfit!

Shop the collection here.





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