YASMIN FARAH KHAN
Confident, vibrant, and stylish, this budding fashionista shares with BAZAAR her colourful
sense of style and fresh outlook on life. By Haida Yusof.
Yasmin Farah Khan receives us in a casual grey top, jeans, and barely any makeup on as we arrived at her place. It’s practically her uniform at home—nofrills, no-fuss, and a brief insight into her everyday life. The 19-year-old is warm, bubbly, and a little shy at first, especially when confronted with the thought of being dolled up for the shoot. “My last editorial appearance was when I was 3 years old!” she quipped, as her enthusiastic mother, Tanya Khan, shared a picture of her, featured in a 1999 Melium booklet. Despite her initial reservations about being in front of the camera, Yasmin, the granddaughter of Dato’ Sri Akbar Khan of BRDB Group, is bold in many other ways, possessing a keen interest in fashion and a thirst for adventure—she’s about to embark on a backpacking trip across Asia. Having a stylish step-grandmother like Dato’ Sri Farah Khan doesn’t hurt either. “My grandfather has always placed an importance in looking well put together and elegant, while I’ve always admired my grandmother’s effortless style and ability to look chic, even when she’s lounging around by the pool in Bali,” Yasmin says, beaming with pride. The marketing and business student’s eclectic and refreshing sense of style could also be largely attributed to her parental figures—the priceless handme-downs they’ve shared with her are a cause for envy. From the prePeter Dundas Pucci dresses to vintage Christian Lacroix dresses in kaleidoscopic colours; her wardrobe leaves us in awe. “I love what Riccardo Tisci has done for Givenchy. His melancholic, Neo-Gothic approach has given Givenchy
Yasmin’s love for easy, breezy pieces takes precedence in her dayto-day looks
Back in Malaysia, summer dresses are staples, with gold-toned accessories to make it all pop