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Penang Fashion Week 2019 Opening Gala

The 5th edition of the fashion week, which took place at Gurney Paragon Mall from 3rd to 5th May 2019, launched with a grand opening gala and had a large audience which included international celebrities, fashion designers, key opinion leaders in the fashion industry, social elites and members of the media.

Dancers from Euphoria Penang raised the curtain during the opening gala with their spectacular performance. It was then followed by a cameo from Christinna Kuan, the uprising fashion and beauty blogger. The 21-year-old presented her new cover song “Room” in front of approximately 300 invited guests. 

The main focus of the Penang Fashion Week 2019 was the collaboration between Gurney Paragon Mall and the ASEAN Fashion Designers Showcase. Twelve reputable designers from ASEAN countries like Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippine, Brunei, Myanmar and China who have accelerated the fashion dialogue in their respective countries showcased their masterpieces during the second day of the 

Penang Fashion Week. The 12 designers are:
• Hayden Ng   (Singapore) – HAYDEN
• Sylvia Lim & Jennifer Neo (Singapore) – TRIOLOGIE
• Natacha Van (Cambodia) – NATACHA VAN COLLECTION
• Lenny Agustin (Indonesia) – LENNY AGUSTIN
• Bandid Lasavong (Laos) – MEN Folder
• Micheal Ooi (Malaysia) – MOFactory
• Pitnapat Yotinratanachai (Thailand) – PITNAPAT
• Ho Thu Dang Thao (Vietnam) – TSAFARI
• Pat Santos (Philippines) – PAT  SANTOS COUTURE
• Fadzil Hadin (Brunei) – CHANTIQUE BRUNEI
• Zin Myat Myat Win (Myanmar) – ZIN
• Li Zhen (China) – The ZRSH 

Emerging designers form an essential part of the fashion industry, and they need to be supported and encouraged through a platform like Penang Fashion Week.

Women’s and Men’s Fall/Winter 2019-2020 Collections

Fendi has celebrated the presentation of its Women’s and Men’s Fall/Winter 2019-2020 Collections in Shanghai with an exclusive and memorable event, titled Roma in Shanghai. The first ever joint Fashion Show of the Maison was staged at the Powerlong Museum, the 23,000 square meter modern art museum committed to the promotion of domestic and international contemporary art. 

By presenting the two iconic Collections, FENDI celebrated Karl Lagerfeld’s heritage, his unparalleled creativity and 54 years collaboration with the Roman Maison – the longest in fashion history. 

The Men’s Fall/Winter 2019-2020 Collection, presented on January 14th, has seen the exclusive collaboration of Karl Lagerfeld as guest artist, chosen by Silvia Venturini Fendi to explicit their lifetime creative relationship. On February 21st, the Women’s Fall/Winter 2019-2020 Collection is the final Collection designed by Karl Lagerfeld for the Maison, representing a lifetime of dedication and creation from 1965 until today.

The Collections include ten additional never-seen-before looks – five for Men and five for Women – created exclusively for the Shanghai Fashion Show, which featured a line-up of international models and celebrities, including which Chinese actor and singer Timmy Xu and model You Tianyi. 

Best and Weird in the Oscars and Grammy Awards

Fashion plays a very important part in the Oscars and Grammy Awards, superstars’ and celebrities’ best moments are either on stage or on the red carpet.

Walking the red carpet is a golden opportunity for them to show off their unique and stylish clothing accompanied with expensive branded jewelry, with hopes that their choice of fashion would appeal to the paparazzi and journalists. Every year, there are always ones who capture the spotlight with their fantastic taste in fashion while some would appear with the most unusual and unexpected gowns. This year, most of the VIPs that attended both these awards emphasized on being elegant and graceful. Of course there were also a few who tried too hard to impress. 

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“WOW” Factor

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Each year around 60,000 people flock to New Zealand to experience the magical world of World of Wearable Art (WOW). This year, WOW celebrates its 30th year as one of New Zealand’s most spectacular art shows and single largest theatrical production. WOW is a renowned international wearable art competition providing artists from all over the world a platform to showcase their work. Featuring a total of 140 extraordinary finalist garments by 147 designers from 17 countries in this edition, the Awards Show 2018 was taken to a whole new level that wowed the audience across 18 days in Wellington, New Zealand.

The winners of this year’s Supreme WOW Award, which is also the most prestigious award of all, has shown incredible potential and creativity in their work. Natasha English and Tatyanna Meharry from New Zealand bagged the Supreme WOW Award with their stunning creation, WAR sTOrY. The sisters are also the first ever two-time Supreme WOW Award winners, having taken the top award in 2013 for The Exchange.

This event was initially launched by Dame Suzie Moncrieff in 1987 to put art on the human form, but without an amazing and capable team each year, it would not have turned into such a resounding success. The WOW 2018 Creative Team had Show Director Malia Johnston coordinate the entire show, Set and Lighting Designer Geoff Cobham design a world of magical lights and Music Director Paul McLaney direct compositions into the body of this consolidated show.

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Guo Pei – Chinese Folklore Reimagined as High Fashion Couture Photo Shoots

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As one of the world’s most renowned Chinese couture designers, Guo Pei creates show-stopping ensembles that blend majestic opulence with theatrical fantasy. The designer’s bejeweled gowns, headpieces, and sculptural shoes were recently styled and photographed by HOWL Collective, who created a series of shots in celebration of the fashion visionary.

Published by Rizzoli as a monograph, the HOWL team’s 122 fairytale shots (titled Guo Pei – Couture Beyond) provide insight into Pei’s incredible designs and their connection with ancient Chinese culture through series of images from themed settings depicting mythical narratives such as Legend of the Dragon and One Thousand and Two Nights.

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HOWL Collective announced, “The first major book on China’s leading couture visionary reveals the intricate craftsmanship and imperial glamour that has fashion publications worldwide declaring Guo Pei’s creations ‘the Empire’s new clothes.’”

More of HOWL Collective’s projects on their website and the Guo Pei – Couture Beyond photobook is now available on Amazon.

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Goddess of Wheat in Fashion 小麦女神时尚姿态

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Born of a Lebanese descent, Ziad Nakad is famous for his ability to reveal the feminine side of every woman.

This year for his Spring Summer collection, Ziad decided to celebrate the ‘Goddess of Wheat’ and ‘Mother of the Earth’ in his recent creation capturing the sacred offering where the Goddess gather fruits of the earth and offers them to humanity. This designer cleverly absorbs the colors of Mother Nature’s creation such as gold for wheat, blue for sky, green for earth etc. into the dresses paying tribute to the most iconic representation of the goddess Demeter. This is a collection designed specially for a strong woman, assumed, voluntary but also and especially generous, inspired by one of the most favorable deities to humans, as a symbol of accomplishment and peace.

Heavenly Bodies : Fashion and The Catholic Imagination

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Emma Stone wearing Louis Vuitton and Nicolas Ghesquière

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Winnie Harlow wearing Tommy Hilfiger

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Blake Lively wearing Versace

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Rihanna wearing Maison Margiela by John Galliano

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual Costume Institute Benefit or commonly known as the Met Gala is undeniably one of the most celebrated fashion night in the world. This year Met Gala 2018 its theme ‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination’ saw celebrity took on the red carpet flexing their creativities and competing to top the list of finest.

A night of saints to sinners, some were amazingly beautiful and stylish dressing to the theme whereas others were rather boring with safe and conventional formal appearance. As usual a few handfuls would appear in their wildest and craziest designs that sometimes may be over the board.

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Jennifer Lopez wearing Balmain with Tiffany & Co jewellery

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Katy Perry wearing Versace

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Ashley Graham wearing Prabal Gurung