2017 KL Fashion Week RTW Recap

KL FASHION WEEK ‘Ready-To-Wear’ 2017 – 5 Designers Who Owned the Runway

Returning to Pavilion, Bukit Bintang is the 2017 edition of KL FASHION WEEK ‘Ready-To-Wear’. Held from the 16th thru the 20th of August, KLFW RTW ’17 presented close to 150 designers including 6 talented designers from outside of Malaysia, courtesy of Air Asia. Here is our list of 5 designers who owned the runway at KL Fashion Week 2017:

#5 Emelda Rose

Emelda Rose‘s designs are inspired by the luxurious and glitz of color on the sequin embroidered-based textile. It reflects the glamorous world of entertainment and showbiz throughout the world.



#4 Jimmy Lim

Each season, Jimmy Lim‘s use of fine fabrics, prints and unique cuts encourages the wearer to feel effortlessly chic, whilst still shinning through with her own personal style.


#3 Yousef Akbar

We previously featured Yousef Akbar, who rose to acclaim for his unique dresses worn by Chrissy Teigen. This time, Yousef is recognised as one of the chosen 6 regional designers invited to show at KLFW RTW ’17 courtesy of Air Asia.




(Yousef Akbar Photo Credits from: www.pamper.my)

#2 Hayden Koh

2017 marks the third year Hayden Koh has shown at KLFW. The talented graduate from the prestigious Malaysia Institute of Arts and SML Fashion Academy in Kuala LumpurHayden will undoubtedly be a highlight at any fashion week across the region.

Hayden Koh at KLFW RTW '17

#1 Takuya Morikawa – TAAKK 

TAAKK was certainly the head-turner at this year’s KLFW RTW, with Takuya’s model-mannequins bringing to “live” TAAKK’s colourful “resort-inspired” collection.  Takuya Morikawa had previously spent seven years at Issey Miyake before starting up TAAKK, and his collections are stocked online on reknown fashion online stores such as Farfetch.com.

Taakk at KLFW RTW '17

Taakk at KLFW RTW '17

Taakk at KLFW RTW '17

(Photo Credits: All photos in this story provided by Engtat for COVERED Asia, unless otherwise stated.)

Nick T.

Managing Director & Managing Editor

"To be or not to be, is not what it should be, but what you think it can be." These are the words that stay firmly rooted in the heart and mind of Nicholas Tan. Better known to the media scene as Nick T., the media veteran has over 15 years of industry experience. Nick T. is the 2017 Executive Director of the Media Publishers' Association of Singapore, the Marketing Director at marketing and events consultancy, COM3, and is the Founder and Managing Director at COVERED Asia.

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