Fashion

6 East Malaysian fashion and jewellery brands to have on your radar

30.08.2021

By Buro247

6 East Malaysian fashion and jewellery brands to have on your radar

Fashion week over in East Malaysia may not be as large-scale or popular as the one here in Kuala Lumpur, but the region’s rich cultural diversity and tradition of handicrafts offer plenty of inspiration for designs that push the boundaries of both fashion and heritage.

Whether you’re looking for wardrobe staples with a bit of whimsy or unique jewellery that reflect Borneo’s natural beauty, here are our picks of local favourites from the other side of the country: 

Wynka 

Wynka is all about womanhood. Each collection of the Borneo-based clothing brand is a celebration of the myriad types of femininity—from the buoyant, princess silhouettes of their SS21 collection to their latest self love-themed drop, which introduces their whimsical shapes and intricately embroidered prints into wardrobe essentials. The ‘Self Love’ collection is also a result of their desire to reduce waste, as each piece is crafted out of excess fabrics left over in the atelier. 

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RoaSkye

Born out of a stroke of serendipity, RoaSkye is a made-to-measure fashion brand known for its eye-catching prints and joy-inducing colours. Each design is hand-cut from limited stocks of hand-picked fabrics under a zero-waste philosophy to give one-of-a-kind outfits. Think bold, playful dresses and jumpsuits in feminine silhouettes guaranteed to turn heads. 

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Bowerhaus

Co-founded by sisters Shen-Tel Lee and Elizabeth Lee-Yong, jewellery label Bowerhaus offers accessories packed with personality that span signature pearl staples to bejewelled pieces decked out in colour and gemstones. Their debut collection ‘Hello’ was inspired by their father’s vintage coins and mother’s pearls to deliver jewellery that spoke of old-world charm and understated confidence––characteristics that are now hallmarks of the made-in-Malaysia brand. For those in Kuala Lumpur, Bowerhaus’ latest collections can also be found at The Playground Borneo located in Publika and Gardens Mall. 

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