Get ready for the grand return of Malaysia Fashion Week this November! Happening from 2 to 5 November 2016, revel in design and style as they take center stage at the Matrade Exhibition Convention Center (MECC).
Over one hundred designers from Malaysia and abroad will showcase their talents over the four days at Malaysia Fashion Week 2016 (MFW2016) and everyone is invited to come witness this celebration of style. Whether you’re a design student, a foreign traveller, or a local Malaysian seeking to explore a whole new trendy side of the city, here’s three reasons why you must not miss the 2016 edition of this annual fashion fiesta.
1 – Backstage Action Like Never Before
With designs of incredible talents from Malaysia, Singapore, China, Japan, Indonesia, India as well as fashion capitals of the world like Korea and Australia exhibited at the event, it’s safe to say MFW2016 is bringing the ‘action’, to lights, camera, action!
Given the wide array of designers, you can expect a host of Spring/Summer 2017 styles to find inspiration from at the Trade Fashion Showcase, ranging from ready-to- wear, high street trends, to the rising modest fashion trends.
Prepare for a dose of culture as indigenous designs take the runway next to couture creations over a range of menswear, womenswear, and accessories. The designs will take to the runway from 3 November onwards, so don’t forget to register online for your passes here!
Best of all, for the first time ever in Malaysia, you will get to witness the backstage frenzy through the specially-created aquarium-styled backstage cube! Have a real-time behind-the- scenes view to one of the most exciting fashion events in the country.
2 – Shopping Haven
Where there is fashion, there is shopping. The hotly anticipated PMO Sale will be happening on the grounds of MFW2016 with up to 80% discount for branded local and international items throughout the event. You won’t be going home empty-handed!
You also do not want to miss the Lifestyle & Fashion Trade Exhibition where international apparel and jewellery, to curated home and interiors, as well as artisanal art and handicrafts will take over 10,000 square metres of dedicated space for you to shop to your heart’s content.
Amid the shopping, don’t forget to visit the tribute gallery highlighting the beautiful work of industry stalwarts, Professor Datuk Dr. Jimmy Choo, OBE; New York Fashion Week-regular Zang Toi; and the previous works of Mercedez-Benz STYLO Asia Fashion Week Award Winners. View the amazing works by emerging talents in the industry exhibited at the showcase too. If you’re lucky, you may even get to meet the young designers!
3 – Get A Selfie With Professor Datuk Dr. Jimmy Choo, OBE
You know the name, and you’ve seen his shoes. MFW2016 is your chance to catch the legend in action and possibly, even have a conversation with! Known to be extremely friendly and obliging for selfie requests, Prof. Datuk Dr. Jimmy Choo will be visiting the fashion shows and trade exhibition throughout the week. So get hunting with your cameras and don’t miss your chance to meet this living and breathing international fashion icon!
An event not to be missed
MFW2016 will be 4 action-packed days of style coming alive. But apart from the three highlights listed, there’s also a lot more activities on the plate. For traders, fashion buyers or simply those interested in learning more about fashion buying opportunities, the International Sourcing Program will be right up your alley. With unfettered access to the best offerings from Malaysia and around the world, the wares displayed are your gold. In 2015, over RM100 million changed hands between buyers and the trade participants, a triumphant mark that the regional fashion industry is alive and well.
Last but not least, pick up a new skill at the make-up and styling workshops available at MFW2016. It’s a chance to try out a new look under the guidance of industry experts, a unique opportunity to try your hand at being creative.