Young Malaysian Fashion Designers to Know in 2023
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Young Malaysian Fashion Designers to Watch Out for in 2023

Young Malaysian Fashion Designers to Watch Out for in 2023 Photo by Website/Alia Bastamam

Household names such as Ralph Lauren, Tom Ford, Vera Wang, Marc Jacobs, Valentino, and Donatella Versace have dominated the fashion industry for years. While their works still captivate the attention of those who have a knack for stylish clothing, there are also emerging talents in Kuala Lumpur who are making a mark in the local fashion scene that deserves recognition. Check out the young fashion designers you should watch out for this year.

Izrin Ismail

Izrin Ismail Fashion
Photo by Website/Innai Red

Famous for her bespoke feminine silhouettes adorned with sparkling embellishments, Izrin Ismail has experience working for both couture and high fashion brands. She is currently the CEO of Innai Red, a platform of ready-to-wear pieces and dresses combining the right amount of sass, spice, and style.

Contact details: [email protected].

Alia Bastamam

Alia Bastamam Fashion
Photo by Website/ALIA B

Alia Bastamam came into prominence in 2013 when she launched her first collection of sarong-style skirts that caught the attention of Malaysian fashion enthusiasts. She currently helms ALIA B, a clothing shop comprising a multitude of sculptural pieces reminiscent of the signature outfits worn by icons Theda Bara, Tina Chow, and Bianca Jagger.

Contact details: [email protected].

Fern Chua

Fern Chua Fashion Designer
Photo by Website/Fern Chua

One of the emerging names in the local fashion scene is Fern Chua, the fashion designer and founder of the batik-based brand FERN. She opened her first boutique store in Kuala Lumpur in 2019, which houses a wide range of boxy shirts, flowy dresses, and palazzo pants inspired by Malaysia’s flora and fauna.

Contact details: [email protected].

Hafizi Radzi Woo and Izree Kai Haffiz

Hafizi Radzi Woo and Izree Kai Haffiz
Photo by Website/FIZIWOO

With a mission to become one of Malaysia’s powerhouse fashion designers, millennial duo Hafizi Radzi Woo and Izree Kai Haffiz launched their brainchild FIZIWOO in 2009. The tandem is known for their extensive collection of cutting-edge pieces that fuse Southeast Asian and Western aesthetics, from traditional wear to modern garments that never go out of style.

Contact details: [email protected].

Rico Rinaldi

Rico Rinaldi Fashion Designer
Photo by Instagram/Rico Rinaldi

With his dreamy bridal gowns and chic couture dresses that are catching the eyeballs of soon-to-be-brides, Rico Rinaldi might just be the next big thing in Malaysia’s fashion scene. This young designer turns traditional fabrics into luxurious dresses that are perfect for weddings and church events.

Contact details: [email protected].

Tengku Chanela Jamida

Fashion Valet Malaysia
Photo by Website/Fashion Valet

An activist, an entrepreneur, and a fashion designer all in one, Tengku Chanela Jamida is one of the female trailblazers who are making a name in Malaysia’s fashion scene. The founder of the local brand Fashion Valet, Tengku is best known for her collection of ready-to-wear garments with ruffles and clean lines.

Contact details: [email protected].

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