10 best looks from Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week 2015
The ELLE team choose their favourite looks from KL Fashion Week
Kate Guest, Editor-in-Chief
Man Chien, look 13
"I'm not alone in falling hard for this collection – it's been a hit with nearly everyone who saw it – and that's because it captured better than any other the crossover between designer and artist. A hand-painted, one-of-a-kind skirt like this is something you may only wear once or twice a year, but it will be for the rest of your life. Man Chien is a triumph for one-person labels, and the reason we need to support them."
Eclipse, look 14
"For me, this dress is a perfect summation of the idea that sometimes it's enough to simply be a beautiful dress, in a beautiful colour. No design tricks, no wackiness, nothing too 'clever clever', just a dress that will make the woman wearing it feel fantastic – and sometimes that's really all I want."
Alia Bastamam, look 18; Hatta Dolmat, look 24. (Photos: Spiel Chow/andykho.com)
Verinia Khoo, Editorial Assistant, elle.my
Alia Bastamam, look 18
"Alia Bastamam's collection was to die for. Her latest featured delicate pretty pieces that came in delectable pastel colours. Everything evoked a soft, demure vibe but I'd have to say this look is my favourite. The crop top itself is great but it's the skirt that stole the show. If you look closely, it's a pleated wrap kind of skirt. I love it."
Hatta Dolmat, look 24
"I never thought this much pastel pink could look good until I saw Hatta Dolmat's matching coat, shorts and crop top all in the same colour. Oh, and would you just look at the scarab beetle print? Genius!"
Silas Liew, look 8; Man Chien, look 11. (Photos: Spiel Chow/andykho.com)
Liz Bautista, Associate Editor, elle.my
Silas Liew, look 8
"This piece perfectly captures my desire for the calm way of life with its muted hue, loose A-line silhouette and lightweight fabric."
Man Chien, look 11
"It was hard picking a favourite among Man Chien's beautiful collection, but if there was one that spoke to me more than the others, it would have to be this look – a structured white dress with a few black brush strokes, which was done so simply but oh, so beautifully."
Jonathan Liang, look 12; TSyahmi, look 2. (Photos: Spiel Chow/andykho.com)
Shahrezzan Ezani, Fashion Editor
Jonathan Liang, look 12
"Jonathan Liang has talent – and it's that his designs don't leave people bewildered by overly complicated concepts. Liang creates clothes that are instantly attractive, desirable and – most importantly – sellable. This look of separates is my top pick. A floral parka, a metallic pleated skirt and a drawstring peplum shirt – these will fly off the racks!"
TSyahmi, look 2
"It's great to see evident trends throughout KLFW and mostly for a season that still hasn't yet shown on the NY-London-Milan-Paris runways for S/S '16. Shoving all the blacks aside, I've seen lots of lightness, pleats and volume from Silas Liew, Man Chien, Alia Bastamam and Sonny San just to name a few [of my favourites]. Syahmi of Tsyahmi uses all three trends to wondrous effect."
Sean & Sheila, look 11; Man Chien, look 1. (Photos: Spiel Chow/andykho.com)
Florence Song, Fashion Writer
Sean and Sheila, look 11
"Sean & Sheila's collection is, hands down, my favourite for KLFW15. I was sold at the first sighting of an obi belt, but by the time the collection drew to an almost close with this light gold metallic Sakana coat-dress, I was irrevocably in love. Much like the entire collection, this gorgeous coat is the perfect amalgamation of soft and romantic, strong and structured. I could totally imagine a modern-day, katana-wielding, Japanese warrior princess in this."
Man Chien, look 1
"Coming in a close second is Man Chien's collection of soft, whimsical pieces covered with artistic painterly prints. It's hard to play favourites, but if I had to choose, it would have to be her opening look: a translucent matching top and skirt combo that has that certain airy fairy charm to it. It's just so delicate and pretty!"