All The Brands You Love, Right Here With CLEO Fashion Awards 2019
At CLEO, we love style and all things trending. Yes, it’s the time of the year for us to shine a spotlight onto the best-loved shoe brand, the hottest fashion designer label, the denim brand we all can’t live without… and the list goes on with the CLEO Fashion Awards 2019.
This year you’ll see new additions in terms of award categories and fashion brands. We would also like to express our heartfelt gratitude to you, the readers, for voting your favourite brands and thank you so much for the love and contribution! We love you too! <3
Here, we proudly announce the winners of CLEO Fashion Awards 2019, and the best brands to style up and shop for this year!
THE MOST SHOP-ABLE ONLINE STORE
In our humble opinion, nothing beats Zalora when it comes to shopping online. With those tantalizing deals and a handful of international brands we can’t get here locally, Zalora will always be our BFFs, especially if you have some last minute parties and you need some hot and easy outfits, they are the fastest! Simply ‘add to cart’, place your order and the delivery guy might just show up at your doorstep the next day.
IRResistibly cool sunnies
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When you’re given a pair of Ray-Bans, paint the town red! Often times, a simple outfit gets an instant style elevation with a pair of cool sunnies, especially if it’s from Ray-Ban.
fashionista’s fave 2nd home
PADINI CONCEPT STORE
Padini Concept Store houses more than seven in-house labels with an assortment of styles, from chic workwear Padini to stylish casualwear, Seed; rugged American inspired varsity styles Padini Authentic to fun dresses P&Co to trendy footwear and accessories Vincci; there is nothing you can’t get from this fashion powerhouse. Don’t take our word for it, go and experience it.
THE CAN’T-LIVE-WITHOUT DENIM BRAND
Denim gives us life. With a necessity like this, Levi’s has got to be claiming the honour. They don’t just make denim, they make our lifestyle. If there is anyone who doesn’t own at least a pair of Levi’s jeans, you know that to do, make them own one. They just have to!
COOLEST KICKs FOR COOLEST KIDS
Wear your Nikes, swoosh loud and proud while keeping it simple with minimalist colourways. Always top the look with killer Nike sneakers, the pumped up kicks for the coolest kids.
THE MOST SNEAKERIFfIC STORE
The King of Trainers, JD Sports is the rightful heir to the throne for this category. They are literally the second home for most of the sneakerheads. Better still, you can get some really special JD-exclusive sneakers you can’t get anywhere else.
TRENDIEST K-POP THREADS
On Aline: hoodie, cardigan and checked skirt, all from SPAO; multicoloured sneakers, Vans at JD Sports; socks, stylist’s ownIf you’re a sucker for anything cute, SPAO might just be the right one for you. Colourful and young, this Korean fast fashion brand is constantly working with a lot of cartoon characters and some are them are going to bring back lots of childhood memories, if you are in your late 20s or early 30s you would know what we mean.
CUTEST BAG TO CARRY AROUND
KATE SPADE NEW YORK
Under the wings of the new Creative Director, Nicola Glass, Kate Spade New York has been given new life. The brand feels more refreshed twith tremendous refinement in terms of design and creative direction, and the latest collection narrates a quieter aesthetic and enhanced sophisticated commerciality. Of course no one just can’t stop loving the new bag introduced by her, the Nicola Twistlock bag (as featured in the picture) where the heart-shaped lock becomes a spade when it is turned upside down and yes, the bag is named after the creative master herself.
BEST MAKE-US-PROUD LOCAL STREETWEAR LABEL
PESTLE & MORTAR
We’re proud to announce that Pestle & Mortar wins this category again this year! They have grown so much to become a household name amongst us — their signature T-shirts are seen worn by the trendiest boys and girls on the streets. They have slowly become a new subculture for the local street wear and fashion scene.
BEST MADE-IN-MALAYSIA FOOTWEAR LABEL
Step out in style with a pair of heels that make you feel elegant and keep your feet comfortable all night long. A pair of classy, ladylike Christy Ng is what you need, really.
BEST FASHION LABEL FOR MOTHER EARTH
Being such a large fashion label, H&M takes social responsibility seriously. The Swedish fashion giant has constantly shown their commitment to making the world a better place by ensuring their pieces are made with sustainable or recycled materials in every possible way. The Conscious collection is of course one of their many ways of showing how much they care for the environment and they are taking it very seriously.
COMFIEST SHOES EVER
It would be an understatement to say that Clarks make comfy shoes. This British footwear brand is not only committed to making some of the world’s comfiest shoes, but they are also very passionate about designing them to fit the market’s needs and their consumers’ styles. Timelessness and comfort are their core philosophies.
TIFFANY & CO.
If you see your man is having a little square box in the iconic Tiffany Blue, do not wait for him to be on his knee and say ‘yes’ immediately to whatever he is going to say. It is a dream for every girl to be proposed with a ring from Tiffany & Co.
BEST MINIMALIST EVERYDAY WEAR FASHION
Known for their timeless styles with easy chic pieces, Uniqlo is the go-to brand if you wish to stock up on basics which you can wear any day. Their special collection such as Uniqlo U is definitely a must-have! If you like the Parisian chic styles, the Uniqlo x Ines de la Fressange line will make you shop non-stop.
MOST NOTABLE LOCAL DESIGNER LABEL
Our readers have a thing for our very own talented fashion designer Melinda Looi. This is the second time Melinda Looi has won the same category. Melinda, the mastermind behind her own namesake label, has been painstakingly running the company with her husband, Dirk Luebbert, who takes care of the business aspect of the brand while she leads the creative mothership. Her design speaks with a soft contemporary accent where classic silhouttes and cultural elements are given a modern twist.
TRENDIEST HIGH STREET FASHION BRAND
No introduction needed for H&M. With a diverse range of styles, almost anyone can find at least one favourite piece from their stores. You won’t have to even worry about hurting your wallet as their prices are known for super-reasonable too!
BEST HOMEGROWN READY-TO-WEAR LABEL
Feeling feminine and girly? d.d Collective might just be the right brand for you. They always know how to make girls feel pretty in floral prints, soft hues and ruffles.
BEST WORK-OUT-IN-STYLE SPORTSWEAR BRAND
In the era where everybody aspires to be in good shape, or to at least look like you are in a good shape on Instagram, chic sporty gears like Under Armour can never be neglected, at all, regardless of your frequencies of hitting the gym. We all just want to look good now, don’t we? 🙂 We are willing to do anything to put our best selves forth for the ‘gram.
THE FANTASTIC-EST FOOTWEAR BRAND
CHARLES & KEITH
If you think Charles & Keith is just another Singaporean footwear and accessories brand, think again. They have been working real hard in upping their game in the industry by working with many international talents such as Glen Luchford, the royal photographer for Gucci, and the new faces of their latest F/W 2019 campaign, Hailey Bieber and Ju Xiao Wen. The brand has undoubtedly manifested its presence and it is now a global brand where their footprints are visible around the globe.
SWEETEST WRIST CANDY
This American brand is no stranger to many when it comes to affordable fine leatherwear and timepieces. Standing out from the crowd, Fossil takes pride in making watches that speak your personal style sensibly without losing functionality. They also make the perfect gift for almost any occasion.
THE ULTIMATE #GOALS DESIGNER LABEL
Alessandro Michele really made Gucci cooler than it already is. Period. In spite of the many eccentric and controversial presentations in their shows, its eclecticism and creativity are undeniably the captivating factors that make you anticipate every Gucci show and collection.
Creative & Fashion Direction: Voon Wei
Styling: Lim Lee Ann
Styling Assistant: Yap Jin Wen
Photography: Muhammad Zulfikry
Videography: Felix Khu/Alohomora Picture
Makeup: Marcus Chuah using NARS
Hair: Kah Yean
Model: Sabina Kondrat and Aline Vitoria/ICON Model Management
Venue Sponsor: citizenM Hotel Malaysia