The Zulkifli sisters have proven that feminine clothes are still in favour and from the looks of it, they're taking a design notch with more modern silhouettes, experimenting with shapes and materials - a departure from their overtly pretty creations. Being designed by two Muslim ladies, I couldn't help but notice some 'revealing' pieces (sheer fabrics/short skirts etc), and expectedly comments about making it more Muslimah friendly surfaced. The designers reassured them promising that this is only for runway purposes - more 'covered' versions will definitely go into production instead. Pastel hues predominate in this collection, which is classic Mimipkita. Oh, they just launched an online website which also offer kids-wear and wedding planning. So according to them, get those credit cards ready for Mimpikita purchases!
Another design duo whose collections being presented on day five of KLFW. Frankly speaking I don't know much about the brand and not going to pretend as if I do. Judging from the Facebook page WANPA design aesthetics is all about bold colours and prints. And so is the collection - there is a myriad of shapes, prints and colours on display. I'm guessing following that subtle/minimalist direction is not their cup of tea. With a HUGE section of seats reserved for Wanpa I believe they have they own following though (with a list of local Malay celebrities putting stamps of approval including Neelofa, it's quite easy to see why). Personally I prefer the water prints over the Bambi/jungle ones...
Reading this Lim Kok Wing grad's list of achievements in a short span of time (winning an award whilst still studying fashion...what?) is certainly impressive. But what's more impressive is the actual collection - ultra-modern, eye-catching yet wearable pieces are all in the menu. I believe that outstanding pieces like the starburst motifs / fringes on the sweaters and the unconventional shapes steal the attention of KL's fashion lot.
Words and images by Hafidzudin Zainal
POST EDIT: The first image from Rico Rinaldi show was indeed from another designer. Was alerted by Rico himself on DF Instagram. Well that's what happen when you blog at 2 a.m. Apologies for the confusion!