Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week 2021 Set to Showcase Homegrown Designers

Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week (KLFW) makes a flashy return this year at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur after taking the grand spectacle online last year. From 1st November to 7th November 2021, KLFW will be showcasing 48 homegrown designers’ ready-to-wear collections both digitally and in real life.

Celebrating its joyous return with its series of fashion shows from the 3rd November to 7th November 2021, where 26 physical fashion shows will be taking flight throughout the week.

KLFW will also hold a series of 14 digital shows on HURR.TV on the 1st and 2nd of November 2021, featuring 12 of Malaysia’s best fashion designers such as Andy Bandy, Celeste, and Cassey Gan.

As we celebrate the exquisite ready-to-wear collections parading down the runway, KLFW will also be reviving the Thread of Heritage, A Truly Malaysian Textiles Exhibition from the 3rd to 7th November. Paying homage to Malaysia’s lush versatile textiles, the exhibition aims to continue raising awareness of local fabrics while inculcating a deeper appreciation for its unique beauty and strong sense of history.

As an extension of KLFW’s initiative to foster a deeper appreciation for the local fabric industry, Taylor’s University, Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week (KLFW) and Barbie Mattel are collaborating on The Patung Project, a new initiative that will showcase Malaysia’s rich culture and heritage in an effort to preserve the hallmark of the diverse arts and crafts across different ethnicities in Malaysia. The showcase will see students from Taylor’s Fashion Design Technology programme presenting their artwork at KLFW’s exhibition from 1st November to 7th November, which features 12 Barbie Dolls dressed in versatile garments based on four artisanal themes: Nyonya Beading, Tekat Embroidery, Calligraphy, and Henna.

Furthermore, KLFW will be hosting the first-ever Kuala Lumpur Fashion Awards 2021, a prestigious fashion award that celebrates both the industry and its designers. It will be Malaysia’s first fashion-focused award, happening in November.

The organiser of KLFW 2021 and the sponsors

This year’s KLFW sees the presence of three main sponsors that are the giants in their own respective fields: Japanese luxury automobile brand, Lexus; tech giant, Samsung; and one of the largest banking groups in Malaysia, Ambank, each bringing their knowledge and wisdom into the fashion world.

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