So let’s continue on the journey of my fashion feed to all you fashion hungers of Day 1 at the Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week 2013.
in collaboration with NELISSA HILMAN
My first love for Silas Liew was from his debuted womenswear label for Spring Summer 2013 collection. But of course I love him for his cheeky personality way before I saw his designs. Dandy; would be the first word that popped out of my head upon seeing him the first time with his personal style nowadays.
Enough about him, let’s talk about his latest collection now. If from Spring Summer 2013, the designs were mainly more feminine though sporty. For Fall, Silas Liew maintained the sporty accent which started off with racerback body cons dresses to boxier silhouettes with a touch of bright hues, to much more interesting detailing twists on loosely menswear-inspired designs which he brilliantly married and made it look a tad whimsical. Every outfit was paired with shoes by Nelissa Hilman, who is a rising shoemaker.
(Psst..I’ll be writing a post just on Nelissa’s collaborations with the designers in KLFW 2013 soon. Stay tuned.)
From here, you can see the super soft material of the fabric that is being used on the dress. The material is like ultrasuede because it looks so soft but I’m not quite sure. Love the soft panelling and trimmings too.
Here are the two outfits that caught a lot of attention. Why is that? It’s because of the Dollar prints of course. Silas cleverly made a playful take on the Benjamins and mass printed it on leathers before he made them into patterns and designs of the outfits you see here. Clever cheeky guy!
I like how he styled this Dollar notes cape top with the white shirt in.
Top & Bottom: Here are what I meant by Silas’s genius take on marrying menswear and womens cut all in one. From the front it looks like a normal loose dress under a boyfriend blazer jacket. But at the back is actually either a loose pants or a knee-length skirts. Pandai!
Mr .Genius himself; Silas Liew.
I love this sweet sweet honey! Syomir, in my opinion is not just a designer who only thinks about making creations and designs for his collections but he also see it in as many aspects as he can grasped creatively and entrepreneurially, especially with a strong business partner and best friend; Ena Rusli; who is his business associate (Managing Director of Syomir Izwa) that also oversee the business. I say this because there are still many designers out there that still do not grasp the fact that they cannot just survive their businesses on running by being talented and creative designers only. They need strong partners, associates, or advisers to oversee and administer the business acumen of better growth, brand development and more.
So, back to Syomir. His collection this time around has been an experimentation on his part. Inspired mainly by the Hampton’s Country Club culture and of its field sports such as golf and tennis as well as the club style luncheon and parties, his main details are the pastel colour combination, which he claimed as his first time playing with soft hues that aimed to look bold. I’d like to say he aced it and his choice of pastels are perfect. There were a lot of paneling done as well, which was part of his exploration on how far he can play it around with lines and flirty ruffles.
Top: Syomir also presented few pieces of his collection that caters to the hijab community too. Yuna was one of the first persona who wore his first hijab-inspired design couple of years back.
Well, that is all for this part. Next, will be Part Trois of Day 1 KLFW 2013.