Curated specially to celebrate the upcoming Raya season, MODA president and renowned fashion designer Melinda Looi presents a curated collection of modern Baju Raya – Melinda Looi Raya Magazine collection that consists of traditional Malay garments that have been given a fresh, youthful interpretation.
The Melinda Looi Raya 2020 Collection is designed using cool materials – mostly pure cotton mixed with viscose and dobby – which bring back the elegance of yesteryear with a modern twist.
The Baju Kurung, Kebaya and Kedah are crafted with traditional batik prints and, perhaps less traditional, sometimes embellished with lace. They are brought to life in a range of colours – from bright and bold hues like canary yellow, fuchsia and cerise, to softer tones of salmon pink. The kimono cuts, too, are eclectic – combining more androgynous boxy shapes with femininity and fluidity.
In her trademark style, Melinda Looi incorporates the clashing of prints within the collection, adding her stamp to timeless and classic Malaysian fashion pieces. You can also see intricate beading details that have become woven into her DNA as a designer.
The collection is available at the designers website at www.melindalooi.com and after the MCO at the designers 131, Jalan Maarof, Bangsar showroom.