Submitted to : Mr. Airil Haimi Mohd Adnan, tutor
Submitted by : Hanani (lejen) & Nabilah
Submitted on : August 1st, 2013
YOUNG FASHION DESIGNERS IN MALAYSIA. WHO ARE THEY?By : Miss Munawir, N. H.
Miss Ghouse, H. N. M.
One of the fashion designers who grew up in Malaysia is Datuk Rizalman Ibrahim. He was born in Georgetown, Penang. During his childhood he said "I loved to draw using pencils and watercolours, I thought about graphics but at that time it seemed many people going into it so I jumped into fashion" (Bullis, 2000, p. 92). He is interested in handling fabrics and from there he won a competition for the first time. Rizalman has involved in fashion almost 20 years and he has achieved many awards. For instance, Stylo Star of The Year Award 2008, Best Young Designer for Anugerah Pesona Tenun Berita Hrian 2011, Piala seri Endon. Although, he is a star in fashion industry, Rizalman does not forget his heritage in his design. He always concentrates on Malay traditional and contemporary style as Figure 1 shows. Furthermore, he has established his own boutique, Rizalman Haute Couture on 2009 when his brand becomes popular. In 2012, he has collaboration with hypermarket chain. He see this collaboration as a bonus as Tesco wishes to work with designers that believe in doing what they want.
Figure 1: Malay traditional and contemporary style by Rizalman