Top Design Sizzles at Mercedes Benz STYLO Asian Fashion Week 2016 by Ryan Buaron

Upon the invitation of the Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines in Kuala Lumpur and the gorgeous designer Gina Frias of Axxezz by Gina Frias, we were honoured to attend the glitzy Mercedes Benz STYLO Asian Fashion Week 2016 Awards Night held at the MATRADE Exhibition and Convention Centre (MECC) from 2nd November till 5th November 2016.

Malaysia Fashion Week is one of Southeast Asia’s most important fashion weeks and is touted to be the country’s largest lifestyle and fashion trade platform. The annual event features designers from over 15 countries and its inaugural MFW in 2014 drew designers from the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand, Taiwan, South Korea, China, India, Japan, Pakistan and Australia among others. Aside from designers overseas, MFW has also highlighted brands not only from Peninsular Malaysia, but also from Sabah, Sarawak and the Peranakan community.

At the awards night, we were treated to fabulous designs from past winners Zin Kato and Bill Keith, Irna La Perle, Illiza Ho, Bon Zainal, and Keith Kee. Of particular note was the Bill Keith closer, a gorgeous collection of Asian-inspired, elaborate and vibrant pieces with a dash of playful eccentricities truly brought the runway down. The show was a resounding success and we made sure that we thanked the stunning Dato’ Nancy Yeoh, President and Chief Executive Officer of Stylo International and Co-Chairman of the Malaysian Fashion Week right after the show. With events like this, it is heartening to confirm that there is a bright future for Asian creativity through fashion and we are looking forward to future editions!