In­ter­na­tional fash­ion week set for Oc­to­ber

The Myanmar Times - - The Pulse - MYO SATT myosatt@mm­times.com

THE big­gest fash­ion event in Myan­mar is back. Myan­mar In­ter­na­tional Fash­ion Week 2016 will be held from Oc­to­ber 7 to 9 at Shwe Htut Tin com­pound, Tarmwe town­ship. The event, the fourth of its kind, is or­gan­ised by John Lwin of Star Event Pro­duc­tions.

“The main rea­son I cre­ated this event is to pro­mote the model in­dus­try which I cre­ated. The sec­ond rea­son is that I want to im­prove the Myan­mar fash­ion in­dus­try,” said Lwin.

In years past, Lwin said the week show­cased four dif­fer­ent shows per day, for a three-day to­tal of 12. This year, how­ever, the lineup has been ex­panded to in­clude 17 shows.

Fash­ion lovers will view cre­ations by well-known lo­cal de­sign­ers, in­clud­ing Myo Min Soe, Ah­latt Lumyang, Min Khant and Ko Latt, as well as col­lab­o­ra­tions with in­ter­na­tional de­sign­ers like Char­lotte Bar­jou from France and Thai­land’s dVIS (BKK).

There will also beo other lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional bou­tiques and fash­ion brands, like Chaw Chaw Silk and Lux­ury Fash­ion, Shwe Zar Chi Batik, BYSI, Royal Style and Fash­ion, Aus­pi­cious (Lux­ury Lace and Silk), Bridal Con­cept, Ophee Fash­ion Group, Next Gen­er­a­tion and Yoo Club, Bossini, Mem­ory and Mi­lano Es­mod.

“More than 100 mod­els from Stars and Mod­els In­ter­na­tional, celebri­ties, su­per­mod­els and five Euro­pean mod­els will wear the dresses. The run­way will look amaz­ing,” said Lwin.

The Myan­mar Times caught up with Chaw Su Myat, of Silk and Lux­ury Fash­ion. She said it was her first time par­tic­i­pat­ing in the in­ter­na­tional event.

“I get to show my col­lec­tion on the first day,” she said. “I’m re­ally ex­cited and happy about it, thanks to Ko John Lwin. I will also show my three new cheik de­signs in this fash­ion week in public for the first time.”

Ophee ex­ec­u­tive as­sis­tant Treza, who will also fea­ture at the event with a wom­ens-wear line, said her group is ex­cited to show its brand in Myan­mar for the first time.

“Our Ophee Fash­ion Group has seen suc­cess in Hong Kong for more than two decades. We will bring the Ophee brand to Myan­mar very soon.”

Kachin de­signer Ah­latt Lumyang said, “For this fash­ion week, the in­spi­ra­tion of my col­lec­tion is an Asian ver­sion of Cleopa­tra. The fab­rics I will use for that col­lec­tion are cus­tom prints de­signed by me. I hope peo­ple love it.”

Be­tween show­ings there will be per­for­mances by fa­mous singers and dancers and DJ Thaw Thaw.

Tick­ets are free from the Star Event Pro­duc­tions of­fice at 90 Kabar Aye Pagoda Road, Ba­han town­ship.

Photo: Nyan Zay Htet

Ei Thet Mon (left) and or­gan­iser John Lwin pose dur­ing the Fash­ion Week press con­fer­ence held over the week­end.

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