Designed for success
Bernard Chandran, Rizalman Ibrahim and Melinda Looi talk about making their mark in the local fashion scene.
WHEN it comes to fashion design, it pays to not lose one’s identity. Trends may come and go, but heritage is forever. The designers we have here are proud of where they come from, and it shows in the clothes they fashion.
All three are influential names in the Malaysian fashion industry, having been in it for over 20 years. They have also gone further, expanding their passion into businesses that have so far, stood the test of time.
In fact, you could probably consider them as a benchmark on how design, creativity and vision – coupled with a strong business sense and a little luck – leads to longevity in the local fashion industry.
It seems like everyone thinks they can be a designer nowadays, but how many are equipped for the actual business of fashion?
We sat down for an exclusive interview with Bernard Chandran, Rizalman Ibrahim and Melinda Looi to find out more about what it takes to be successful.