A MODERN KIND OF RAYA
Hari Raya is fast approaching and with local designers releasing their gorgeous collections, we know exactly how to make the traditional look last all year long. Since designers stayed true to their roots by combining traditional and modern elements in their collections, there’s room to style your picks in your own way. With a modernised touch to these baju kurungs, try wearing them as separates. For instance, take the skirt away and rock the blouse with your favourite jeans or palazzo pants.
This year, Zalora has collaborated with multiple designers exclusively but we’re highlighting our faves from Alia Bastamam, nh by Nurita Harith and Syomirizwa Gupta. Alia has taken rich elements from oriental floral prints with classic batik patterns to ensure a timeless chic silhouette in her collection (we love the pastel hues and pearl embellishments too!). Nurita used her signature draping and pastel hues throughout – elegant and feminine are the words we’d use to describe the pieces. Syomirizwa chose to pay tribute to the life and work of Singapore’s first-ever First Lady, Toh Puan Noor Aishah, with the signature kebaya and batik with a twist (think polka dots, vibrant red and oranges with embroidery!). These collections are available online now at zalora.com.my, ranging between RM529 to RM745.