Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week 2014: Day 3
Mizz Nina redefined Muslim fashion, Sazzy Falak inspired dreams of beach getaways and Jonathan Liang stole the show
Zalora's Zalia line kicked things off on day three with a collection of metallic floor-length dresses that gleamed and glimmered. SF by Sazzy Falak was less street and more beach; unexpected cover-ups in bold prints, rippling frocks in pastel snakeskin and body-hugging dresses with hints of slouch brought sun, sea and sand to mind. Melvin Shah showed an array of silhouettes before Rubaq took us all back to the beach with bright prints in floaty fabrics. Phillipines native Anthony Ramirez played with colour blocking to great effect. Strappy details wound around the waist, torso and neckline kept his looks modern and fresh.
The Islamic Fashion Festival showcase, in its second year at KLFW, featured eight designers and labels. Mizz Nina's Madeena line of street glam pieces in autumn hues hit all the right notes with its clean lines and oversized silhouettes. Neon footwear in a variety of styles worked surprisingly well with the modest looks. Cuba Cuba, making their IFF debut, showcased sophisticated monochromatic pieces paired with arresting headgear. Afdlin Shauki's label B.O.B featured beautiful harem pants in kain pelikat designs and were walked down by models for the day Chelsia Ng and Sharifah Amani.
The 7pm slot started off with colour, glitter and relaxed glamour from Haflins who contrasted her sleek looks with touches of sport. A lemon yellow shirt dress was paired with tube socks, oversized jumpers with tea-length skirts and a peplum leather jacket were some of the standout looks. Innai Red followed with cool pastels, unexpected cut-outs and pops of vibrant orange in an otherwise muted colour palette.
Rizman Ruzaini worked shades of grey, peach and white in their 9pm slot, opening with the statuesque Ananthan twins, Thanuja and Anuja. A romantic and thoroughly feminine collection which closed, quite aptly, with a wedding dress with a sheer tulle outer layer that doubled up as a veil.
The night closed with Jonathan Liang's flawless collection. Iridescent pinks shimmered on tops and popped up on jackets and skirts. Tailoring was irreverent, zips and slits appeared in the most unexpected of places and sheers were kept structured.