#supportlocal & Shop Your OOTDs From These Malaysian Fashion Brands

January 25, 2021 • Style • Views: 11

Believe it or not, the Malaysian archipelago is to some extent, an underrated fashion Mecca. Despite not sharing the luster of fashion capitals like New York or Paris, there is still plenty of homegrown talent worth your Ringgit where apparel is concerned.

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Drawing from an unmistakably rich history that we all share collectively, you’ll be surprised just how easy it can be to #supportlocal and look good doing it too! Here are some of our favourite local brands to shop from for the perfect knockout #ootd look.

 

1. Anaabu.co

Source: @anaabu.co

Source: @anaabu.co

For functional minimalism that doesn’t come at the cost of looking good, Anaabu.co has you all sorted out. Established by a husband and wife duo, the brand is well-known for their liberating approach to apparel, which features loose cuts and tropical-friendly linen fabrics for the trendsetter who values both comfort and aesthetics.

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Shop their collection here.

 

2. Sayang

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Abiding by a strict ‘2-collections-per-annum’ approach to their clothing, Sayang is a Malaysian fashion label that puts sustainability and ethics front and center. Steering clear of fast, commercial fashion, the brand takes pride in creating timeless, contemporary pieces that seemingly transcend fleeting trends. Sayang also champions the welfare of underprivileged women by providing them with employment opportunities too.

Source: @shopsayang

Source: @shopsayang

Shop their collection here.

 

3. Materiallipstick

We love a good handbag just ass much as the next girl does. Which is why Malaysian-owned label Materiallipstick comes highly recommended. Best remembered for their Alyson Ghaila bag, which now comes in a myriad of styles and colours, you’ll be remiss not to include at least one of their dreamy creations in your #ootd rotation.

Shop their collection here.

 

4. mimpikita

Source: @mimpi_kita

Modest doesn’t have to mean boring, and that is certainly not the case with mimpikita’s dreamy collections. Popular among Gen Z audiences for their whimsical designs and accessible price-point, they offer a wide range of wardrobe essentials for the modern woman on the go.

Source: @mimpi_kita

Source: @mimpi_kita

Shop their collection here.

 

5. BEHATI

Source: @behati.my

Source: @behati.my

For the bold and avant-garde, there’s no other local brand more coveted than BEHATI. Founded by local fashion graduate Kel Wen, the label has already found ardent fans among the local glitterati, including Datuk Siti Nurhaliza and Rozita Che Wan. Fusing show-stopping tailoring with local elements, this is haute couture that you can wear for work and for play.

Source: @behati.my

Shop their collection here.

 

6. Sometime by Asian Designers

If you’re wondering where you can nab handbags from local clothing labels, this is the place to do it. Functioning on a co-designing system, Sometime by Asian Designers have manufactured bags and accessories on behalf of local talents such as Neelofa, Rizalman, and Alia Bastamam.

Shop their collection here.

 

7. Bujins Batik

Source: @bujinsbatik

No list on local designers can be complete without mentioning the fine art of traditional batik. Founded by Amir Harith bin Mat Kashim aka BUJIN, Bujins Batik balances contemporary appeal with traditional artistry to create a respectable homage to a time-honoured heritage.

Source: @bujinsbatik

Source: @bujinsbatik

Shop their collection here.

 

8. Wanderlust + Co.

The right accessories can take an outfit from day to night with nary a blink. Whether if it’s a tennis bracelet or a pendant necklace, you’ll be spoiled for choice with offerings from homegrown accessories brand Wanderlust + Co. Handcrafted by local artisans with semi-precious stones and metals, each piece is guaranteed to be hypoallergenic and safe for daily wear.

Shop their collection here.

 

9. Melinda Looi

Source: @melindalooi

Source: @melindalooi

For statement pieces that leave a true impression, local designer Melinda Looi’s collections are second to none. Sleek lines combined with a keen eye for detail make every piece an exquisite expression of Malaysian chic. Melinda is also known to be one of the foremost bridal designers in the country, with intricate gowns perfect for any reception.

Source: @melindalooi

Shop their collection here.

 

10. OhSebenar

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Quintessential to every urban woman’s wardrobe is a small but reliable selection of quality-made staple separates that are suitable for both work and play. In which case, Malaysian label OhSebenar’s curated offerings for ladies of all sizes and walks of life are simply indispensable. Available in subdued neutral shades for easy matching, they even offer a plus-sized line.

Source: @ohsebenar

Source: @ohsebenar

Shop their collection here.

 

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