GARDENSCAPE: A Fashion Showcase of Malaysian Designer Brands
This August, let your patriotism bloom. We shine light on these homegrown brands so you can mix and match, and make your own arrangements. These carefully handpicked make-us-proud local designer labels such as Wynka, a fashion label originates from Borneo, Cassey Gan who isn’t afraid to be charming the crowd with artistic prints and d.d. collective are the ready-to-wear pioneers in the Malaysian fashion scene. Fitting the tropical floral theme, flowery prints are not only a blooming deal, but also dramatically feminine for a bold statement. In the spirit of Merdeka, let’s go full throttle with these stunning florals emblazoned on your ensembles and patriotism!
Want to hint your tough side? Match gloriously colour-drenched co-ords with structured outerwear and don’t take the day lying down.
Jacket, Cassey Gan; top, RM265 and shorts, RM325, in the same prints, d.d. Collective
THE BLACK DAHLIA
Dark is still delicate. Set hearts ablaze with a new silhouette: an edgy black dress that’s tied up in the middle.
Dress, RM1,000, Cassey Gan
Candle In The Wind
Be less than ephemeral. daydream in a textured white top, dainty and soft like a bouquet of baby’s breath.
Top with appliqués, Wynka; printed pants, RM850, Cassey Gan
BED OF ROSES
Let your style go heavenward with an almost-monochromatic combination of fancy floral prints and soft chiffon. So pretty!
Ruffled cropped top, RM225 and lace pants, RM265, both from d.d. Collective; chiffon top, RM1,390, Wynka
Spot the difference: Can you see between the lines? Play with different prints and proportions for a new take on summer.
Plaid top, RM1,200, Cassey Gan; short pants, RM590, Wynka
Take a sip and dip into the neo-romantic feels of lace in dreamy pastel paired with geometrical shapes.
Lace top and jumpsuit, RM1,690, both from Wynka
Vintage florals are now modern in shirt dresses, so you can wear your chic on your sleeves.
Printed shirt dress, RM1,590, Wynka
don’t bring me flowers
Florals for the season — revolutionary. Do modern geometric prints for the top, delicate embroidered tulle on the bottom.
Sleeveless top, RM1,200, Cassey Gan; puffy chiffon skirt, RM1,350, Wynka
Text, Creative Direction & Styling Voon Wei
Photography Edmund Lee
Art Direction Mils Gan
Make-up Artist Cat Yong
Hairstylist Cody Chua
Assistant Stylist Lim Lee Ann