Attended the first day of the Starhill Gallery Fashion Week SS 2015 at Starhill Gallery, Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday, 18th March 2015. The event showcased the 2015’s Spring/Summer collections by Starhill Gallery’s exclusive designer labels; iKarrtini, Kenzo, Khoon Hooi, McQ Alexander McQueen, M Missoni, Mita Tam Style Studio, Sergio Rossi and Valentino. Also on show were the hairdos was provided by Number 76 Hair Salon, a recent addition to the tenants mix at Starhill Gallery.
Vice President of YTL Land & Development Bhd, YTL Hotels and Properties, Joseph Yeoh, said “Starhill Gallery’s portfolio of the best fashion brands is constantly growing and we are proud to be able to offer such a variety of choice and deliver exclusive experiences like Starhill Gallery Fashion Week.”
Before the show began, we got to enjoy an array of delicious canapés, sushi and a carvery prepared exclusively for the event by Shook! restaurant’s Executive Chef Matthew Ona, as well as G.H Mumm Champagne and Absolut Vodka cocktails.
Among the many socialites and celebrities in attendance were fashion designers Jimmy Lim, Khoon Hooi and Leslie Variyan, Linora Low, Miss Universe Malaysia 2013 Carey Ng, Sarah Lian, and Miss Universe Malaysia 2015 finalists Kohinoor Kaur, Shaelina Martin, Manisha Kumar, Sugeeta Chandran and Pauline Thong.
There were also pop-up carts; photobooth, chocolate sampling by Armani Dolci, an interactive display by Fragrance du Bois’, while BMIC Nail Spa Salon provided a complimentary nail service which included a hand massage, manicure and nail art design. Guests also received a shopping guide detailing the exclusive in-store offers with complimentary candy floss and popcorn.
Highlights of the fashion show:
Valentino’s latest collection created one-of-a-kind garments that danced between the modern – with poems appliquéd onto dresses in “pure elemental colours” – and the historical.
Kenzo’s Spring/Summer collection reinterpreted the extremely creative era to celebrate the independent woman born in the sixties.
McQ by Alexander McQueen showcased a combination of British street culture with the spare elegance of the aesthete creating a collection that fused youthful playfulness with technological rigour and precision.
M Missoni highlighted fresh and colourful, cool and chic designs synonymous with distinction and unique in style, and introduced a lively and colourful mood inspired by the “Jamaican Way of Living”.
Sergio Rossi’s collection was an aesthetic reflection on beauty, understood as a set of simple and immediate expressions which revealed, on closer vision, infinite details.
Khoon Hooi has incorporated spring elements such as the hummingbird, flowers and the pastel colours of the sky into the collection. Bright and cheerful, the collection emotes certain darkness that evokes a sense of sophistication.
iKarrtini encapsulated what truly is Malaysia by marrying the traditional with the contemporary.
Mita Tam Style Studio featured light patterns as well as colourful floral dresses for both casual and formal occasions.
The three-day event featured special in-store deals, exclusive complimentary gifts, services and parties while guests could sign up for daytime Pampering & Lifestyle Packages by BMIC Nail Spa Salon, Donna Spa and IPL Skin Care Clinique. This event was in partnership with Citibank, DR Events & Consultancy, Malaysia Airlines, Pernod Ricard Malaysia, Shook! Restaurant, The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur and YTL Info Screen.
More info at http://www.starhillgallery.com/
Photo credits: Andy Kho Photography (www.andykho.com) and author’s own