By Lifestyle Editor
Armed with a fresh new format, Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week (KLFW) returns for its 11th year in 2023 to offer a whole new level of experience, engagement and excitement. From 21st to 27th August 2023, a total of 50 designers and brands are set to debut their ready-to-wear collections at 7 different spaces across the 7 days.
After celebrating a decade of putting Malaysian designers and fashion at the forefront, the annual fashion event is taking cues from current trends to reclaim and refocus on its purpose - providing a platform for Malaysian designers, fashion-forward individuals and the homegrown fashion industry to unite, honour and grow. The new format is designed to offer a renewed sense of variety and unlock a heightened level of intimacy in the way fashion shows are consumed by being more experiential and meaningful to designers and their guests.
Through the years, KLFW continues to advocate for the homegrown fashion industry by championing constant innovation, adaptations and creativity. This approach is mirrored in what is considered to be the event’s most radical change yet and promises an exciting week of fashion, festivities and self-expression.
Amongst the major names of Malaysian fashion, a total of 7 designers and labels will be making their first appearance at KLFW 2023, enhanced by the anticipated comeback of Fairuz Ramdan, Andy Sulaiman, Ezzati Amira, ZaimiZulkafli and Supercrew who return after a brief hiatus. The KLFW 2023 opening show will showcase 8 featured designers from the Malaysian Official Designers’ Association (MODA) in celebration of KLFW’s support for the organisation and their new chapter.
The three winners of the Samsung presented KL10 Designer Search 2022, are scheduled to headline their own show slot themed “Design To Sustain” this year. Julia Wey, Uzair Shoid and Lurazah’s Raunna will be presenting a full collection each, from which limited pieces will be exclusively sold at Isetan The Japan Store at Lot 10 Kuala Lumpur. A new segment titled “Asia Fashion Xchange '' will be making its debut and is set to be an annual affair as part of efforts to foster and celebrate our regional asian designers and labels, starting with Indonesian brand Buttonscarves.