The best of Raya 2019 #2: Fiziwoo, Jovian Mandagie, Melinda Looi and Mimpikita


By Joan Kong

The best of Raya 2019 #2: Fiziwoo, Jovian Mandagie, Melinda Looi and Mimpikita

If there’s nothing from our first Raya 2019 round-up that tickles your fancy (or if you simply need more options), here’s another shopping guide to complete your Raya shopping—one thing’s for sure, all last-minute madness can be avoided this time. Find out what local fashion brands such as Fiziwoo, Jovian Mandagie, Melinda Looi and Mimpikita have launched for the festive season this year.



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Aside from their Woo/Fiziwoo collection which was launched exclusively on Fashion Valet, the designer duo has also launched a RTW line that’s filled with its signature intricate embellishment. Made up of 25 different pieces, two custom-made fabrics—Batik and Tenun—were used heavily in the collection, complete with handmade Tambour beadwork and embroidery that add that extra charm to the traditional attire. The Batik, in particular, was created in-house, and some were given that added dose of contemporary with hand-drawn lines, abstract prints and tie-dyes. On the other hand, the Tenun pieces were all exclusively made by Tenun Pahang Diraja Felda, with a rich colourful palette as its base.


Shop the Fiziwoo Raya 2019 collection at the Fiziwoo boutique at Sentul. By appointment only.


Jovian Mandagie

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According to the release by the brand, this year, Jovian Mandagie is all about “embracing femininity and romantic influence.” Dubbed the Love Birds, the 40-look collection gives off a sophisticated yet effortless feel, and thanks to the wide range of silhouettes, regardless of your style, there’ll be a look (or more) for you. The Kurungs, Kaftans and mermaid-cut dresses were given that modern update in the form of structured drapings, soft pleats and flow-y trains, accompanied with details such as floral Chantilly lace and feather details that flow with your every move. Colour-wise, take your pick from an array of blues, pinks and greens.


Shop the Jovian Mandagie Raya 2019 Haute Couture line at the flagship boutique in Bangsar.


Melinda Looi

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Titled Pulang, Melinda Looi’s Raya collection this year aims to take us back to the good old days without straying too far from her signature designs. “I wanted to bring back all the memories of life in the ‘kampung’ so I added some of the kampung scenes during the photoshoot. I combined all the colours, textures, prints and silhouettes of traditional-wear to preserve the heritage by making it trendy and delightful,” the designer explains in a statement. The 39 designs revolved around two traditional silhouettes in particular, which are the Baju Kedah Labuh and Baju Pahang Kebaya, made in traditional Batik juxtaposed with jacquard, silk crepe and satin.


Shop the Melinda Looi Raya 2019 RTW collection at the showroom in Bangsar.



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Creative director Nurul Zuklifi had comfort in mind when she was designing the brand’s Raya collection this year. From cooking up a storm to doing house visits, she wants the Mimpikita ladies to be able to do it with ease (and style). Aside from that, she also added a touch of her roots into the collection. Take a closer look at the geometric prints which are inspired by gambir leaves that are commonly found in Johor Bahru, where the Zulkifli sisters are from. Some of our favourite looks include the two-piece with an asymmetrical flowy top and soft pleats, and the Kurung with an extra-long A-line top that you can comfortably feast in.


Shop the Mimpikita Raya 2019 collection at the flagship boutique in Bangsar, or on

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