May 20, 2013
My mission attending last November's Urbanscapes was to finally feel what it was like to be a festival-goer, and of course it was not supposed to involve shopping at all. But it was hard to be firm on my principles if there's something wonderful enticing me, especially when it comes in the form of good-looking and affordable bags. I stumbled upon Sometime booth right in the middle of the field, quite separated from all the music action that was going on.
May 7, 2013
The fashion world has been always too comfortable with the definition of luxury and the connotation it brings. Soft silk and cashmere, supple lambskin or ostrich, exotic alligator, 24-carat gold or ideal-cut diamond jewelry: these items are luxury in their own terms. It's undeniable that fashion is a business-based sphere and to steer away from overt use, or sometimes, misuse of the L word is somehow too farfetched an expectation - luxury is the pinnacle of fashion and it's understandable why consumers easily fall into the perceived luxury, all thanks to many brands' marketing strategy that succeed in creating that illusion of exclusivity.
Apr 25, 2013
Apr 17, 2013
To get a cohesive collection going on in a nascent fashion industry like the one that Kuala Lumpur has meant one thing - the attendance of the who's who of KL city to celebrate Zakwan Anuar's talent and creations. The crowd was a mix of notable local fashion publications figures from GLAM, fellow young designers who came to show support, celebrities, socialites and fashion enthusiasts.
Kudos to Zakwan Anuar and his team for putting up a commendable show earlier this month at KLPAC.
Apr 16, 2013
I had no expectation set upon attending Zakwan Anuar Fall/ Winter 2013 show last Wednesday. I came to support a former staff who is now working as part of the design team; and I was invited by Jiman Casablancas, a cool PR guy who I have known over the years through several exchanging of interesting conversations we had at parties and events around town. Hafidz enlightened me just before the show (through phone call as he was in Malacca at work) that his previous collection was all about houndstooth check and beautiful brocade incorporated into very clean shift dresses or offered as separates. How enticing!
Apr 15, 2013
Dior Homme presentation was our final few events in our itinerary before we enjoyed the city of Paris sans the feeling of being caught up rushing to fashion shows. After braving through the sloshes of snow (it was heel-deep) on a Sunday morning, and almost got lost in the midst of searching in between similar-looking weathered buildings, we finally found the presentation venue - tucked in between of unassuming office buildings...
Apr 7, 2013
I always thought that I have the tenacity to produce blog entries frequent enough to make Dunia Fashyon enticing. But it seems it takes more than just compiling pictures and making up sentences to create a credible post.
But I shall try again, dear readers. Thank you for still clicking the previous posts.
Coming up - Dior Homme A/W 2013 collection review.
words and image by Hafidzudin Zainal
Mar 31, 2013
image via Tumblr
It is always good to see an effective teamwork especially if it results in a beautiful product. In this case the genius pair Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola utilised their fantasy-like predilections in film production into a short for Prada's cult fragrance introduction as an eau de toilette, Candy L'eau.
Known to successfully work together for the Oscar-nominated Moonrise Kingdom, Anderson and Coppola have brought their best yet for this project. Starring French actors Léa Seydoux, Rodolphe Pauly and Peter Gadiot, the clip is about a playful girl named Candy, who is being tied in a three-way relationship. The film is created in four episodes, each primarily about love - one that is filled with seduction and rivalry. And with a Nouvelle Vague feeling, Candy is not just a fragrance, it is visually sweet as well.
Words by Hafidzudin Zainal
Mar 2, 2013
instagram image via @jeremylangmead
Feb 26, 2013
To be honest I am not an avid follower of all things stereotypically categorised as 'luxury brands', especially the ones that are lagging in the directional front and revolve around preaching their so-called rich history, heritage and craftsmanship. But there's no denying of Tod's commercial role in today's luxury market: successfully selling expensive driving shoes, propelling this footwear style into popularity among young men (and women) resulting in the infiltration of cheaper high-street versions into the market. But of course no other brands (except Car shoes, maybe) can instill people's trust in these kinds of shoes like Tod's does. How do they do that?