21 September 2011, Kuala Lumpur – Held for the 1st time at Zebra Square, Kuala Lumpur; the 1st big gala at Malaysian International Fashion Week (MIFW) 2011 was one especially dedicated to designers part of Young Designers Areana (YODA) and it included 100 designs by young and upcoming designers from Malaysia, Indonesia, Philipines and Vietnam.
For more photos, check out my gallery HERE.
Twice a year, Raffles Design Institute Kuala Lumpur holds it’s graduation exhibition & fashion show and 3rd April 2008 is when the 19th graduation show was held.
The theme this time is “BOLD”, what is BOLD really? “BOLD perfectly describes the aspirations of our students.” according to Mr. Chris Lee, Vice Dean of RDIKL and he adds, “they (the students) want to be bold enough to set new fashion treands or reinvent old ones, daring enough to defy all odds and (be) brave enough to take all the necessary risks that can evetually be rewarding for each of them.”
So… what does it mean? Being quite a self-professed fashion n00b, I won’t say much except that some designs were indeed thought provoking and challenging to very definition of how clothing should look like and there were others who were less interesting.
Lighting was particularly good this time as I had time to talk to the lighting technician before the show and got the lighting adjusted to levels that suit photography… and yes, I specifically asked for no follow spot during the actual show which turned out to be a good decision. From the runway patterns that I saw during the show, I am certain the follow-spot operator would be hard-pressed to be consistent or know which model to follow with the spotlight. Continue reading
Having covered a little about Elga Naldy’s designs on Elga? Who? (p1.), it’s time for me to post some additional shots of her designs. They are truly amazing… but don’t let me tell you that, you be the judge.
To those in the know, MIFW stands for Malaysia International Fashion Week and it is a fashion week organised by MIFA (Malaysia International Fashion Alliance, I think). It’s a yearly event that is normally held in Kuala Lumpur that culminates in a grand, week-long fashion carnival and the MIFA (Malaysia International Fashion Awards) Gala.
Why write about this 4months on? Well… 2 reasons:
- I can’t put up the STYLO fashion festival shots until later awaiting press selection & release.
- Just remembered that I have no blog articles here about MIFW ’07.
In all honesty, I had written a blog article about MIFW ’07 and it was written in anger; suffice to say, it did not say any nice things about MIFW ’07 at all and I have since removed and erased it. So… it’s 2008 and here’s MIFW ’07 in all its glory…
MIFW ’07 was held in KL Convention Center, one of the premium exhibition or show locations located right beside the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur; though not that well-planned it did manage to improve in many ways compared to MIFW ’06. It was a 4 full-days packed with fashion shows and special parties. Continue reading