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Design can be a powerful force in our lives and also have significant social impact. Just ask Elaine Yan Ling Ng of THE FABRIC LAB.Her new collection UN/FOLD is all that.-------------------------- Every design project we undertake will result in products, environments, interfaces, or services that will ultimately have an effect on people’s lives Elaine says.The UN/FOLD project develops new material and products by capturing the essences of the traditional Chinese heritage, in a new way...

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Thursday, 27 April, 2017
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We have previously showed the video of a few selected Hong Kong brands that went to Paris Fashion Week to show off their designs (see here). Now the organisers are holding an open call to look for the next batch of talent to showcase. Is that you? Apply Now!---------------------- Organized by Fashion Farm Foundation (FFF), HKFG PARIS SS18 is scheduled to be held from 26th September to 4th October 2017. Selected Hong Kong fashion brands will showcase their collections right there, during Paris Fashion Week SS18...

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Saturday, 15 April, 2017
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Indulge in the first ever and largest creative night market in Singapore! The renowned creative pop-up market from Thailand makes its highly-anticipated debut in Singapore this April. Spanning over two weekends, indulge in retail therapy with over 320 international vendors, gastronomic bites, a beer market and beautiful fairy lights installations at Artbox Singapore. It will be the first ever and largest creative night market in Singapore that features a myriad of activities including music performances, open mic sessions and charity drives...

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Friday, 14 April, 2017
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SOULPOT STUDIO, a South Korean based fashion brand mark their 10th anniversary in this year. Previously seen at showcases in Hong Kong and Singapore, SOULPOT showed their new collection, the 10-year anniversary one, at Seoul Fashion Week.-------------------SOULPOT STUDIO search and study the root of humans and human nature. For this new collection the brand went back to the start, and out of this, 34 styles were made. In this new collection, SOULPOT STUDIO challenges 'power dressing', and makes an attempt to make a read of new femininity...

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Monday, 10 April, 2017
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Fashion Farm Foundation (FFF), an organisation aiming to help Hong Kong brands establish themselves locally and internationally, led 3 Hong Kong based designer brands to a runway show on the first day of Paris Fashion Week AW17 on 28 February 2017 under the HKFG program. Three brands, including Cynthia & Xiao, FFIXXED STUDIOS and id, presented their latest AW17 collection in a historical building in Université Paris Descartes.  The brands:  IDEstablished by Hong Kong designers Julio and Cyrus, id is founded on the inspiration between the designers' chemistry and relationship of the counterbalance between opposing contrasts of romanticism and realism...

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Sunday, 02 April, 2017
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Coming up soon - the must-see annual fashion event in Singapore Get your cameras out, style watchers. Fashion Steps Out at Orchard is a fun-filled six-week extravaganza that shows off the latest fashion trends from around the globe, in the heart of the shopping district Orchard Road. Since its debut in 2010, the annual highlight has been on every fashion fan’s to-do list. This is when the Orchard Road shopping belt celebrates the Spring/Summer fashion season with local and international brands, as well as exciting events and shopping promotions...

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Sunday, 19 March, 2017
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Freespace Happening wraps up with a two-day fest!To celebrate the last of many Freespace Happenings of the season, West Kowloon Cultural District brings you a weekend packed with great music and events! --------------------For the live music lovers we have Wedance from Korea, The Murky Crows from Taiwan, Zhaoze from China, plus a great line-up of local bands including Kolor, Qiu Hong, Sensi Lion, New Youth Barbershop, silhungmo, ANWIYCTI, Maniac and Modern Children.For literature fans the House of Hong Kong Literature presents book talks with local writers, literature-based tours and treasure hunts, their popular “Potted Poetry Workshops” and “Literary Fortune-telling” sessions...

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Friday, 10 March, 2017
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Hong Kong lifestyle brands enjoy strong appeal among Thai consumersThe second-largest economy in the 10-nation ASEAN community, Thailand also has the highest number of outside-ASEAN tourists, making it a solid international showcase for products and services from Hong Kong. In Style • Hong Kong, the largest-ever promotion of Hong Kong services and products in Thailand, was staged in Bangkok by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) in October 2016. The promotion attracted tens of thousands of people to a series of events, including a month-long citywide promotion highlighting Hong Kong lifestyle theme...

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Wednesday, 15 February, 2017
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Yes you heard me. I know... It's HUGE. As last year was drawing to an end, I reflected on Style by Asia, where we are today, and where we should be heading over the next few years. In the three years since the platform was first founded, we have grown so much. And so fast. We have done great collaborations with brands, companies, artists and galleries and helped businesses with events, media outreach, and collaboration introductions. We have participated in numerous panel debates (and led a few too), discussing the current and future state of the creative scenes in Asia, and we have been media partner for many big art fairs and worked closely with design events in both Shanghai and Taiwan...

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Friday, 03 February, 2017
Editor

Come along with Nicole of KSTYLE to Seoul Fashion Week! During the trendiest week in Seoul, Nicole ventures around the DDP and gets a sneak peak of next season's styles form the hottest designers based in Seoul! See more from KSTYLE here

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Thursday, 19 January, 2017
Vlogger

Come along to the neighbourhood of Shimokitazawa in Tokyo, for some great fashion, interior design and street art inspiration - and lots of fun! -------------------- A while back, when we visited Tokyo for the Design Week there, we took the opportunity to do some sightseeing around the Japanese capital. Along with the more well-known neighbourhoods like Harajuku and Shinjuku, there are some great, more unknown ones. Like Shimokitazawa for example. This neighbourhood is well known (to the locals) for the density of small independent fashion retailers, cafes, theaters, bars and live music venues...

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Tuesday, 17 January, 2017
Editor

As we look back at 2016, we look back on a year of some damn fine content!So fine in fact, that we have decided to gather some of them here and present them to you, in one post.Easy Peasy Japaneasy and You're Welcome! In no particular order (but we group them by category to make it easy for you):  FASHION EMERGING TALENT SHOWCASE AT INDIAN FASHION WEEKSix talented new fashion designers showcased their latest collections as part of the Lakmé Fashion Week 2016 Gen Next show in India. The depth of talent was obvious in these carefully crafted collections...

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Thursday, 29 December, 2016
Editor

Yes you heard me... The DIY Coconut Handbag!I admit it, I wouldn't have thought of it myself if I hadn't stumbled upon a broken one in a second hand shop a while ago. Obviously not being able to resist the rescue (they were about to throw it out because it was broken), I salvaged it and brought it home with me.I couldn't resist the coconut. The power of the coconut was too strong... You get it.And I thought it could spark some inspiration for you for future DIY projects of your own now in the days between Christmas and New Years - the perfect time for a little project! The only thing that was "wrong" with it was actually that it was missing its straps and that the zipper handle was fugly (pardon my expression) and that the zipper leather holder at the bottom was a bit damaged...

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Tuesday, 27 December, 2016
DIY Corner

At World Design Capital Taipei 2016, International Design House Exhibition curators have proposed, and laid out a blueprint for the integration of design thinking with urban development on the theme of Sisheng: Quality of Life and Health, Ecological Sustainability, Smart Living, and Urban Regeneration. We take a look at the art and fashion design collaboration exhibition. -----------------------  Taipei is this years World Design Capital. What is a World Design Capital? Every two years, a city is is designated by Icsid (definition at the end) - recognising that city's innovative use of design for economic, social and cultural development and to showcase effective design-led urban revitalization strategies that other cities can benefit from...

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Wednesday, 14 December, 2016
Editor

Collaborations seem to be the name of the game these days, as many big name brands continue to team up with similar brands to promote one common goal. This is very much the case with the magnificent success of KL Fashion Week (KLFW), which has grown bigger each year with its colourful repertoire of Malaysian designers.   KLFW has expanded from a yearly event and grown their formidable presence in the fashion industry with their latest collaboration, a pop up store with Isetan, Suria KLCC...

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Monday, 05 December, 2016
Batik&Bubbles

So you have "done" all the temples, you have been to the floating market and to the Chatuchak market and honestly - you are a bit "thai-ered" (pun intended).OR, you only have one day in Bangkok and you are not very interested in those items above..Well, then we have the perfect itinerary for you!-------------------Bangkok can be very much "in your face" - it is chaotic and full of people, and it is really BIG. Sometimes you don't want to do all that much, sometimes you want to take some time out, and sometimes you wish to find a breathing hole or two to chill for a while...

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Monday, 05 December, 2016
Editor

Catching up with Noorul-Hudaa Niu was no easy task, as the fashionable batik designer is constantly engaged in new projects, collaborations and all the demands of the Kuala Lumpur fashion world. But Batik&Bubbles managed to schedule a little tete-a-tete with Hudaa at one of our favorite neighborhood cafes to catch up with her and learn more about her home-grown brand Batika-by-Hudaa.  Batika-by-Hudaa has as its ethos ‘Batik Semarak Kembali” meaning “Bring Back Batik” and its delicate designs reflect its traditional roots in Javanese cutting and folding styles, whilst its vibrant colorful patterns infuse it with a modern flair that has attracted a dedicated Batika following!  It is inspiring to hear how this former teacher transitioned from the hectic rhythms of international schools to becoming a mother herself, and how that led to an unexpected career twist...

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Wednesday, 30 November, 2016
Batik&Bubbles

The Art of Shoes Design Competition Returns for a Second Time in 2016 with 8 new Finalists After a successful first run where Uzbek model Sevara Mirkhusanova won the inaugural Art of Shoes Design Competition for her collection titled "Back to Nature", the Singapore national footwear design competition, The Art of Shoes Design Competition 2016, was back in full force during Singapore Fashion Week (read more from that here here and here), this year to the theme of “Enchanted Forest”. The Art of Shoes was created to provide Singaporeans and Permanent Residents in Singapore with the opportunity to take their first step into the world of footwear design...

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Wednesday, 30 November, 2016
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Thai Silk, a hand-woven fabric, is noted for its exceptional luster, texture and its striking complement of contrasting colors - such as emerald green and magenta, or deep blue and shocking pink - coexisting in perfect harmony.Here we tell you the story of how thai silk got introduced to the world, by whom, and why. Text and most images credit Jim Thompson House.--------------------- Jim Thompson is the man who has been credited with giving thai silk to the world. But who was he? And why did he decide to embark on his silk journey? Jim Thompson or James Harrison Wilson Thompson as his full name was, was born in Delaware in the United States in 1906...

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Friday, 25 November, 2016
Bangkok Buzz

SINGAPORE FASHION WEEK ACCESS (SGFWA) During Singapore Fashion Week, a brand new industry-support flexible-format platform for designers and businesses to showcase their latest collections was unveiled. We present you the designers, and some of the creations from their showcases. See our report of the International Highlights and Homegrown Favourites Shows previously published here.---------------------- MAX.TAN:Presented by Microsoft Surface Spring/Summer 2017 Fashion Futures ShowcaseBest known for his monochromatic, geometric creations and use of drapery, local designer Max Tan, showcased his Spring/Summer 2017 collection of avant-garde designs in the MAX...

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Wednesday, 23 November, 2016
Editor

Presented as one of the International Highlight Shows at AUDI SINGAPORE FASHION WEEK 2016, Chinese haute couturier Guo Pei's showcase was certainly highly anticipated. We can't resist showing you most of the garments from the collection. Enjoy the intricate details and gorgeous fabrics and let us know which one was your favourite? Background to the Guo Pei Spring/Summer 2016 "Courtyard” CollectionKicking off the festival at SGFW (Gallery) was Chinese haute couturier, Guo Pei. As one of the most renowned designers in the Chinese fashion scene, Guo was commissioned to create a gown for the 2008 Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony...

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Saturday, 19 November, 2016
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SINGAPORE FASHION WEEK 2016 @National Gallery Singapore This year, Singapore Fashion Week (SGFW) partnered up with National Gallery Singapore as Official Partner, held the fashion showcases in the Gallery, a visual arts institution housed in two national monuments that have been beautifully restored and transformed (we have previously written about it here). It lies in the heart of the Civic District, and is home to the largest collection of Singapore and Southeast Asian modern art. According to the organisers:The introduction of the Gallery as the setting for Singapore Fashion Week is a perfect fit as it coincides with SGFW’s continued emphasis on local talent support and industry development in Singapore and the region...

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Friday, 18 November, 2016
Editor

We just heard about this from a friend and thought we should let all you Singapore fashionistas in on the new venture! Swagalls is Singapore's first online fashion swapping that lets you shop unlimitedly without hurting your wallet and the planet. The newly started company currently has a campaign on KickStarter and by supporting them (and receiving a great reward for it, see more at the end of this article) you will help them realise their dream. Please click here to do so and read on below  So how does it work?? We had a brief chat to the founder Raye Padit, or as he likes to call himself: Swapaholic-In-Chief about the business: 1...

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Tuesday, 08 November, 2016
Editor

At MATTER we aim to embody the history and stories of our Artisan partners, and with it being co-founded by Ren Yung Ho, we can’t help but put a little of her Singaporean Chinese history and heritage back into the pants. A signature stitch of two parallel red threads can be found in every pair of MATTER pants; a small detail noticeable only by those who wear them. With the red threads, come a story rooted in Chinese legend. There’s an old adage that says an invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place or circumstances...

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Friday, 04 November, 2016
MATTER Prints

Check out this teaser trailer for Redress' very first feature-length documentary, Frontline Fashion, about the EcoChic Design Awards and its designers! With your purchase you are supporting the organisations work in cutting waste out of fashion! ABOUT FRONTLINE FASHIONFrontline Fashion is a documentary following 10 talented Asian and European emerging fashion designers determined to change the future of fashion – currently one of the most polluting industries – for the better in the world’s biggest sustainable fashion design competition, The EcoChic Design Award...

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Friday, 04 November, 2016
Editor

On November 4th-5th, Singapore will be hosting a two-day shopping extravaganza with over 150 brands spread across apparel and accessories to home and decor goods. Boutique Fairs Singapore spotlight businesses that are centred on being socially-conscious, celebrating some of the best local designers around the area. November’s event is themed around ‘The Gifting Edition’, showcasing new collections and exclusive product launches from the brands involved. Here are some independent labels that will be showcased at the Boutique Fairs:THE GREY HOUSE - A collection of furniture and soft furnishings that give you even more of an incentive to stay at home and lounge around...

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Friday, 28 October, 2016
MATTER Prints

Showing at the Gus Fisher Gallery in Auckland until November 5th, the Intellectual Fashion Show takes a different approach to fashion and costume design, as a tool to hide or enhance oneself, and to cope with the reality surrounding us. ---------------------- How did it all start?Co-curator of the show, Janie van Woerden did her masters in art history on New Zealand ceramist, designer and creative extraordinaire June Black. She wanted to lift her forward, and give her a place within an Art History context, as Duneas felt that no one really knew about Black, despite her fascinating contribution to the art and ceramic movement in New Zealand...

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Friday, 28 October, 2016
Auckland Explorer

Missed Dubai Fashion Week? No worries. Lots of inspiration to be had - we present one of the shows here, by fashion brand ILSE JARA and it looks amazing.Video by Kendam. Watch more of the same here

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Wednesday, 19 October, 2016
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A limited-edition Shanghai Tang collection by Kévin Germanier has just hit the stores. Style by Asia speaks to the designer, the EcoChic Design Award 2014/15 first prize winner, about his sustainable fashion collection, sustainability in general, and his future as a fashion designer. --------------------------- The seven-piece womenswear capsule collection will be Shanghai Tang’s first sustainable collection; up-cycled using their surplus textile stock, demonstrating that sustainability is part of a growing global trend to create fashion in a more environmentally sustainable way...

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Friday, 14 October, 2016
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Style by Asia recently published a video from the Hong Kong fashion week CENTRESTAGE (see that article here). One of the brands that showed was MVN by Marvin Mak and Abella Cheung. Here buyMeDesign speaks to Marvin about the brand and his hopes for the future. Republished with full rights, read the original article here MVN (Est. 2015) is a Hong Kong fashion brand co-founded by two ’90s kids, Marvin Mak and Abella Cheung. Both born and raised in Hong Kong, and educated in the United Kingdom, the creative duo decided to bring back a touch of British sophistication to the place where their roots are...

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Friday, 07 October, 2016
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Fashion is a US$1.2 trillion business, and Asia represents an increasing chunk of the industry both from the consumer and design end. As a regional hub for the fashion industry, Hong Kong provided a setting to spotlight four of Asia’s hottest emerging designers, who took centre stage at Hong Kong’s new premier event for designer brands.Hong Kong’s Mim Mak, Simon Gao from Beijing, Ko Taeyong of Seoul, and the design duo of Pongsak Suprratccheep and Thita Kamonnetsawat from Bangkok, showcased their Spring/Summer 2017 collections at the inaugural CENTRESTAGE ELITES gala show...

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Monday, 03 October, 2016
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As urban creatures, it's always such a joy to make a quick escape from the bustling city and embrace Mother Nature at its unequivocal best!  That is exactly what Batik&Bubbles did, when we recently visited Pangkor Island in the state of Perak, Malaysia. We were invited to stay in the most delightful boutique hideaway named Tiger Rock, which is nestled in the jungle on the South Eastern tip of the island.  This arsty resort owned by renowned artist, Rebecca Duckett, is surrounded by a lush green lung of tropical heaven...

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Sunday, 02 October, 2016
Batik&Bubbles

Did you miss New Zealand Fashion Week a few weeks ago? Don't worry, you can see the (organisers) highlights in this video.Want to find out more about New Zealand Fashion Week? Read this article

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Wednesday, 28 September, 2016
Auckland Explorer

Effortless undone looks & twisted, slashed & gathered details characterised Eudon Choi's Spring Summer 2017 for LONDON FASHION WEEK. Elissa of irislillian.com attended the fashion show and documents the beautiful collection below. Eudon Choi, born in Korea, initially trained as a menswear designer in Seoul, developing a excellent understanding of tailoring techniques and a keen eye for detail before moving to London to attend the Royal College of Art’s MA in womenswear.  Eudon Choi' s Spring Summer 2017 collection was named "Francesca" after American photographer, Francesca Stern Woodman...

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Sunday, 25 September, 2016
Guest Blogger

Feast your eyes on this beautifully designed jewellery collection created by local Cambodian artisan and mother of three.    Cambodian designer, Rany Metanomski creates beautiful statement jewellery from seeds and grains found in the countryside and around her home-town of Siem Reap under the moniker “Graines de Cambodge”.  From headdresses and necklaces, weighing almost 7kg, to delicate earrings and bracelets these pieces are wearable art. Despite having no formal training, Metanomski clearly has a natural talent for beautiful, elegant jewellery design...

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Wednesday, 14 September, 2016
Guest Blogger

On one of MATTER’s trips to connect with new artisan partners, we ventured along the colourful streets of Jaipur and had the pleasure of meeting Khushiram, a fourth generation block printer. We were amazed by the humility and passion Kushiram and his family have for the age old craft of block printing. Recognized for the excellence in his efforts to revive the old traditional technique, Kushiram’s father has won a couple of awards for his unique and intricately designed pieces. The technique of block printing dates back to as far as the fifth century BC, and has seen variations in techniques through time...

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Wednesday, 14 September, 2016
MATTER Prints

Six talented new fashion designers showcased their latest collections as part of the Lakmé Fashion Week 2016 Gen Next show.  The depth of talent was obvious in these carefully crafted collections: these are the names you need to know:The 22nd batch of six stunning talents at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2016 Gen Next Show presented by INIFD dazzled the audience with their high octane creativity and fashion statements. Edelman.com ABHISHEK PAATNI - "WARFARE X STREETFARE"Paatni's collection was a clever combination of streetwear + luxury, offering fashion forward gentlemen a relaxed look with an edgy, expensive silhouette...

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Sunday, 11 September, 2016
Guest Blogger

You could practically hear the sizzle coming off the stark white runway at KL Fashion Week Ready to Wear 2016, as designer after designer showcased their creations to a fawning fashionista and celebrity heavy crowd.   Each year, the list of designers seems to explode with all the notable darlings of the Malaysian fashion world alongside the emerging talent eagerly waiting to be discovered.  This year was no exception with over 100 designers showcasing their Ready to Wear (RTW) collections for SS17...

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Saturday, 10 September, 2016
Batik&Bubbles

Last month in Mumbai, the Tarun Tahiliani fashion show opened the Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2016 with elegance and flare.  The award winning Indian film actress, Kangana Ranaut, walked for Tarun Tahiliani, showcasing the brand's Autumn Winter 2016 signature handcrafted fabrics, traditional detailing and modern silhouettes. Ranaut has an established a career in Bollywood and is one of the highest-paid actresses in India.  Tahiliani's A/W16 colour palette incorporated earthy reds, striking blues, dusty charcoal and olive tones...

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Saturday, 03 September, 2016
Guest Blogger

This year marked the 16th year of the New Zealand Fashion Week, sponsored by Mercedes Benz. It was the first year for us to attend, and from the people we spoke to on the ground, we gathered that it had a rather different approach than previous years. Trade days were Monday 22nd - Thursday 25th of August, and the fair was open to the public from Friday and during the weekend. What was different, and rather odd in our view, was that few of the "big" household names were showing during the trade days, and instead names like Trelise Cooper, Kate Sylvester, Huffer and the likes were showing their IN SEASON collections to the public during the weekend...

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Friday, 02 September, 2016
Editor

If you’re a consumer, you’ve probably heard of how many industries are taking steps to be more eco-conscious. The initiatives extend to the Fashion industry as well, which is slowly taking steps to change the negative perception of its impact in the world we live in. This is also partly because of the growing group of conscious consumers worldwide. Some fashion brands, like H&M for example, have initiated its ‘Conscious’ label to incorporate organically produced and recycled fabric materials...

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Monday, 29 August, 2016
MATTER Prints

Fashion designers MÜNN and TOTON were recently announced as the menswear and womenswear winners, respectively, of the 2016/17 International Woolmark Prize Asia regional final. Style by Asia talks to the winners about their collections, designing in wool, and their plans for the future.-------------------- Known for his use of interesting silhouettes and unexpected details and patterns, Korean designer Hyun-min Han of MÜNN presented a multi-layered menswear look with relaxed tailored structures created from a combination of woven wool, selvedge detail, raw edges and cable-knitted wool...

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Friday, 26 August, 2016
Editor

 Multidisciplinary artisan Joanna Kambourian, draws inspiration from her Armenian Dutch background and works on different medium such as print, illustration, graphics and even textile. Joanna has her own design studio in Singapore, brilliantly named Ms Browns Lounge after a nostalgic throwback of when she was an exchange student at Pratt Institute. While living in Brooklyn, she would spend time exploring the area with her fellow classmate. Each of them from a different places, a different cultural identity and many stories to tell about the place they called home...

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Tuesday, 23 August, 2016
MATTER Prints

In a world that is growing increasingly aware of the dangerous effects of climate change many industries are looking for greener methods to innovate and create. Redress, an organisation that Style by Asia works closely with, and support whenever we can, is an environmental NGO working to reduce waste in the fashion industry. They have created the EcoChic Design Award, a competition to encourage emerging designers to create wearable apparel with minimal textile waste. Since inception the competition has generated over 100 alumni, many who have continued on their journey to cut waste out of fashion...

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Wednesday, 17 August, 2016
Editor

In celebration of their 20th Anniversary, 999.9 (pronounced) Four Nines has now expanded its reach to Malaysia. The launch party held recently at Bridge Bar, G Tower Kuala Lumpur celebrates the artisanal uniqueness of their eyewear collection and the one-of-a-kind design that creates ultimate comfort to its wearer.   Attended by friends from the media as well as well-known celebrity friends, the event was graced by fellow founders of the brand as well as Executive Director of 999.9, Mr Itabashi Toshiyuki who shared with everyone how to choose the right eyewear for your face-shape...

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Wednesday, 10 August, 2016
Gabriel Martin

This is a sponsored article Shopping for a woman can be hard, and we often hear non-Asian women complaining that in Asia, there is no one catering to "normal size women" (their words, not ours by the way..). Comes as no surprise then that shopping for the larger-than-average man is near impossible. Honestly, guys are struggling as it is already to find good options for stylish clothing no? Cue - J.J. Threads. They actually cater for any size person, man or woman, so keep on reading - all the below goes for anyone struggling to find good threads - although this time we are looking at the problem from a giant perspective...

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Thursday, 04 August, 2016
Editor

Ever wondered where your favourite silk blouse was made or how many people tirelessly worked on it? We’re living in a world where information is easily accessible and highly valued. So it comes as no surprise that we are increasingly curious with wanting to know more about what we love. It’s no different for the founder of MATTER Prints, Ho Ren Yung, who strongly believes in valuing provenance - the where and why something was made and who made it. Intricately weaving this idea into the brand’s philosophy and inspiring countless to value a product’s history and place of origin, Ren is on a journey to pioneer change in the world of sustainability, through design interpretation and textile artisanship...

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Tuesday, 02 August, 2016
MATTER Prints

We live in a community where fast fashion is the norm and our closets are emptied and furnished according to the changing trends and seasons. There is, however, a small but growing community of enthusiasts who have found value in slow living, in celebrating slow fashion and the belief that sometimes less is more. We are one of them.MATTER is a socially motivated business focused on every-day wear with the spirit of travel for modern globetrotters. Centred on affordable luxury, thoughtful design, and provenance, we believe, it is about connecting artisans with designers; heritage with modern design to create wear with rich, cultural stories to tell...

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Thursday, 21 July, 2016
MATTER Prints

'Sometime by Asian Designers' collaborates with seasoned Malaysian designer, Alia Bastamam in realising the latest iconic bag - the Basta. While some women prioritise a bag’s function and price over the latest trend, some don’t mind splurging their hard-earned cash on a designer label. "It" bags are fun, but they often don't have a long lifespan in your wardrobe, they rarely transcend seasons or trends and most designer bags come with a hefty price tag. Nicole Wong and her business partner, Stan Chooi, did something about it...

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Monday, 18 July, 2016
Gabriel Martin

The new shopping centre named ‘Siam Discovery’ opened on 28th May in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. It is claiming to be Thailands ‘Biggest Arena for Lifestyle Experiments’ - we take a look at the new shopping mall offering. ----------------------The new building and interior of Siam Discovery on Sukhumvit Road is the result of architectural firm called ‘nendo’. It will house the first rollout in Thailand of many famous international brands, but one male and female section each is dedicated to Asian designers...

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Monday, 18 July, 2016
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