COOL FOR THE SUM­MER

The fifth in­stal­la­tion of Langkawi Cruise Line brings a heady dose of the so­phis­ti­cated Riviera life­style to the is­land.

Robb Report (Malaysia) - - Style - By RENYI LIM

Orig­i­nally de­vel­oped as a plat­form for Malaysian cruise wear de­sign­ers, Langkawi Cruise Line’s ef­forts to pro­mote the is­land as a recog­nis­able pre­mium re­sort des­ti­na­tion have since led to its rapid ex­pan­sion into an ex­ten­sive life­style project.

This year’s fash­ion show, which was held at The Danna Langkawi, fea­tured 10 highly tal­ented, up­com­ing local de­sign­ers - its largest line-up to date. An eye­catch­ing pre­sen­ta­tion of highly de­sir­able, wear­able and oc­ca­sion­ally flam­boy­ant looks for lux­ury re­sort guests and tourists show­cased the creative prow­ess of each de­signer, along with high­light­ing the unique cul­tural per­spec­tives drawn from Malaysia’s arts and de­sign scene.

Lan­guid, flow­ing kaf­tans and sarongs were out in full force in Cherita’s Cherita On The Beach, Ked­depo’s My Sarong, and Mah­suri’s Rimba col­lec­tions, as well as through Airis Aisha’s Azure cre­ations, which were beau­ti­fully ex­e­cuted in jewel-like shades. Quirkier, ad­ven­tur­ous de­sign­ers such as Datuk Radzuan Radzi­will and An­gel Zazri of Arda Pu­tra opted for dar­ingly close-cut, ul­tra­mod­ern looks such as state­ment harem trousers, mono­grammed rain­coats and lay­ered translu­cent skirts.

The Shape of Ke­baya, the cen­tral theme for Sorn’s Re­sort 2017 col­lec­tion, played on the in­tri­cate de­tail­ing of the tra­di­tional ke­baya’s lace and flat­ter­ing tai­lor­ing - an aes­thetic that was ap­plied to or­ganza gowns, satin evening dresses and even swimwear. For trav­ellers with less of an in­cli­na­tion to bare quite so much on the beach, Pro­sun demon­strated its ex­per­tise in craft­ing sporty, fash­ion­able swimwear, which in­cluded one of its fa­mous Mus­limah swim­suits.

Roslan Wilkin­son, the

This year’s fash­ion show was held at The Danna Langkawi.

in­sight­ful de­signer be­hind the di­verse multi- brand De­signer Row Langkawi con­cept store, pre­sented an as­sort­ment of looks in­cor­po­rat­ing lines like Gim’s Scarfs, batik pieces by SYG Ba­tique and hand-cut pouches by Mimpi Mata­moon. Mean­while, sur­pris­ingly ar­chi­tec­tural and deftly cut pieces from the Royal Tereng­ganu Songket brand, backed by Yayasan Tuanku Nur Zahi­rah, cre­ated the big­gest stir in the front row with their ex­cit­ing, for­ward­think­ing de­signs.

In­trigu­ing ac­ces­sories such as highly or­nate chok­ers by Ash Burn D, struc­tured clutches by Bu­nai and re­fined, del­i­cate jew­ellery from La Putri and Yang Col­lec­tion are sure to be a hit at re­sort bou­tiques and high- end re­tail lo­ca­tions. Present at Langkawi Cruise Line 2018 were rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Langkawi’s key tourism and hospi­tal­ity part­ners, in­clud­ing Yayasan Sul­tanah Bahiyah, the Langkawi Devel­op­ment Au­thor­ity, The St Regis Langkawi, The Ritz- Carl­ton, Langkawi, and The Danna Langkawi. The event also re­ceived the sup­port of Malindo Air, Fan­tas­tic Tour Ser­vices and MATRADE. Δ

The di­verse multi-brand De­signer Row Langkawi con­cept store pre­sented an as­sort­ment of looks.

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