The Designers In Malaysia To Keep An Eye Out For

From gorgeous original prints on resort-wear, songket purses to versatile head scarves – these are the designers and labels that are making and breaking their way into the Malaysian fashion scene.

Owl By Dowlani

Owl by Dowlani is a print and pattern house by Nikita Dowlani, a London College of Fashion & Central St Martins Alumni.

Specializing in print, Owl creates a world of colour and luxury that is accessible to everyone. Their products don’t just stop at apparel but also transcend to phone cases so your life will never be without colour!

With original prints and colours meticulously hand-drawn by the very talented Nikiti Dowlani, each piece tells a story and aims to create awareness.

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FRANKITAS is a collection of bags and purses made from traditional ethnic textiles that are rich in heritage and history. Supporting skilled artisans from Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Africa and Central Asia, FRANKITAS uses traditional textile motifs such as Ikat, Batik, Songket, Tenun and Rangrang.

These textiles infused with striking colours and designs have become FRANKITAS’ signature statement pieces that’ll make any outfit pop!

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Facebook: @frankitasbagsandclutches

Jo Disaya

JO DISAYA is an Australian prêt-à-porter label that infuses radicalism and rebellion in a strong yet subtle manner. The label focuses on defined silhouettes with attention to accessory detailing and fabrication.

Since its entry into the fashion industry in 2015, JO DISAYA has showcased at the Mercedes Benz Asia Fashion Week AW16, Tranoi Preview AW16 Paris, Hong Kong Fashion Week SS17, Mercedes Benz Asia Fashion SS17 Paris and Tranoi Paris Women’s SS17.

Designer, Jo Disaya was recently crowned the Professor Jimmy Choo Award for The Next Designer Of The Year 2016.

JO DISAYA is currently stocked in Australia, London, France, Spain, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong.

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Instagram: @jodisaya

Facebook: @jodisayalabel

Coffee & Covet

A home-grown label that was created back in 2013 that offers an all-round lifestyle brand in ready-to-wear and accessories that are sartorially chic and stylish of fine quality. 

With resort-inspired collection for the modern global nomads, Coffee & Covet is all about ease, wanderlust and effortless chic style. A collection that compromises of shirtdresses, kaftans and tops that can be easily incorporated into any women’s wardrobe.

Founder and designer, Carol Lee uses eco-friendly fabric to ensure maximum comfort to wearers and continuously sources for raw materials that are sustainably manufactured.

Instagram: @coffeecovet
Facebook: @coffeecovet


For women on-the-go, tahani scarves are the answer. A new and versatile scarf that can be worn in many different ways to suit every woman’s daily needs!

Founder and designer, Malina Su grabbed inspiration from when she wanted something fast and easy-to-wear with no fuss.

For the beautiful, modest and fashionable women out there – there are more than 10 different ways that you can style a tahani scarf!

Instagram: @tahani.trends

Facebook: @tahani.trends

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