5 edgy looks for Lunar New Year

18 January 2017



Usher in the Year of the Fire Rooster by stepping up your style game! In honour of the Rooster zodiac’s main personality traits, which are courageous and confident, what better way than to dress yourself up in timeless yet edgy-looking pieces by Asian designers? The key is to mix traditional motifs and colours, such as intricate patterns and shades of jade, with impeccable and slick tailoring.

Make a statement this Chinese New Year by being bolder in your choice of colours.


SS16 Collection by Toton



Raised by his seamstress single mother, the Makassar-born former Parsons student Toton Januar showcases Indonesia’s traditional batik print, remarkable garment construction and drapery, and meticulously weaved pieces crafted from the finest materials for his spring/summer 2016 collection.

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RGB2017 Trunk Show Collection by Ong Shunmugam


Ong Shunmugam, a Singapore-based contemporary womenswear label founded by Malaysian designer Priscilla Shunmugam. Known for its innovative take on the cheongsam and integrating traditional textiles and Asian-inspired designs in its bespoke collections.

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SS17 Forgotten Collection by Sean & Sheila



Staying true to their Asian roots, Sean and Sheila, the Malaysian-Indonesian duo and graduates of Raffles Design Institute, capitalise on tailored classics with intricately handmade fabrics. Their spring/summer 2017 ‘Forgotten’ collection is a mix of exquisite colour palette and traditional silhouettes.

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FW16 Collection by Farah Khan



Farah Khan is a renowned style icon in Malaysia and is the president of The Melium Group. Her namesake fashion label’s fall/winter 2016 collection showcases glamorous and classic pieces featuring Asian-inspired intricate beadwork and versatile fabrics.

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Maha FW16 Collection by Major Minor


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Major Minor is an Indonesian ready-to-wear label founded by Ari Seputra, Sari Seputra, Inneke Margarethe, and Ambar Pratiwi. The label’s Maha fall/winter 2016 collection features kimono style tops, popping colours and prints, and elegant tailoring.

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Images : designer’s website & social media 


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