Style label Khatreena unveiled its fashionable and comfy ready-to-wear assortment on the opening day of the Kuala Lumpur Style Week 2022, which ends on Aug 21
LOCAL vogue model Khatreena opened the Kuala Lumpur Style Week 2022 (KLFW) yesterday, whereas additionally marking ten years since its inception in 2012.
It was a milestone for the model to be part of the opening evening of KLFW, which can be the fifth yr that it has participated.
This yr, the high-end luxurious label returns with a variety of versatile, reasonably priced, and high quality put on, match for varied physique sizes and shapes.
Style lovers witnessed fashions strolling wearing Khatreena’s’ pret-o-porter assortment known as Stay Life in engaging colors, textures and patterns.
“I’m very excited to share our assortment. [It is] one thing completely different from final yr, which was based mostly on heat palette,” mentioned the designer behind the model, Yang Amat Mulia (YAM) Sharifah Khatreena Nuraniah Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail, the eldest daughter of Raja Muda Perlis, in any other case fondly generally known as Tengku Khatreena.
“Our model aesthetic is one thing that’s appropriate all through the day and evening. This yr, we’re working with elegant Moccona (espresso model) tones and materials that flowy, easy and delicate however [are] straightforward to accessorise or gown as much as personalise into your individual fashion.”
Its ready-to-wear that’s snug, defined the down-to-earth Tengku Khatreena, who spoke completely to the Solar, on the Ascott Star Resort earlier this month.
She got here up with the concept of exploring a ready-to-wear assortment after taking inventory of ‘the present scenario’ throughout the nation.
Persons are returning to work after two years of coping with the pandemic, in addition to an rising meals safety concern, and different social points affecting public welfare.
Nevertheless, a vogue model must provide you with concepts for garments, whether or not fashion-forward or artistic items, and on the similar time, produce an applicable and wearable assortment.
Tengku Khatreena famous that the pandemic modified our life and brought on a shift in vogue developments. Most individuals are actually searching for snug and fundamental garments that may be worn for any event as an alternative of turning to stiff, formal clothes.
Bearing in mind all these elements, Tengku Khatreena designed a versatile and reasonably priced assortment that may look stylish within the work atmosphere and later transition to after-office formal occasions and events, in addition to be dressed down for a extra informal look to fulfill up with pals for brunch at a espresso home over the weekend.
On the similar time, it must also be capable of preserve us cool within the heat climate.
She mentioned: “Principally, it’s for all working ladies who work very arduous throughout the day and maybe attempt to strike a piece and life stability. Thus, we’ve got each easy and versatile silhouettes as a result of we would like them to fashion it, relying on how they need to accessorise it.”
“Moreover, we’re assembly on the proper value level,” she added. The worth of the gathering begins from RM45.
This new assortment can be completely different from her earlier assortment for KLFW 2021.
“Final yr, I designed clothes that suited the Covid-19 pandemic transition to the endemic section. I styled the appears to be like with pockets to maintain sanitisers and face masks. It was sensible and purposeful. It was known as The Endemic assortment, highlighting Khatreena’s monogram because the sample of the material used. My earlier designs have been very female with tender materials. However this yr, I attempted to usher in some construction of the softness of the clothes,” Tengku Khatreena revealed.
Combine and match
Defining her vogue label, she mentioned: “Khatreena is all about mix-and-match design, appropriate for ladies who begin the day within the morning and rework the identical appears to be like to suit occasions at evening.”
Her mix-and-match items function an added asset within the wardrobe.
“Identical to what I’m sporting proper now, this may be elevated in a classy fashion or paired with denims for a extra informal look, or [paired] with what you [already] have within the closet and accessorised to make it extra formal. I attempt to design versatile items,” defined Tengku Khatreena, who wore a three-layer-orange colored outfit for the interview, which regarded elegant and but informal.
A complete of ten items have been showcased on the runway on opening evening. All of the items have been created with locally-sourced gentle supplies like silk, chiffon, and cotton materials.
Although Tengku Khatreena didn’t need to expose an excessive amount of in regards to the assortment, as it could have affected the shock issue for the viewers, she did reveal somewhat bit about her favorite piece.
“A protracted jacket, an outerwear that may be remodeled right into a gown,” mentioned the designer after cautious consideration.
Typically, vogue designers are praised for his or her artistic, new or profitable outfits on the runway, however not a lot is claimed about their private vogue fashion.
Some designers prefer to make easy, fundamental garments. Some others prefer to put on what they design – or it could possibly be the opposite means round, they design what they need to put on.
Their model will be an extension of their very own private kinds.
We puzzled about Tengku Khatreeena’s personal private fashion other than the gorgeous royal apparel, she wears for formal occasions.
“I like flowy, [slightly] free, distinctive colors, and one thing particular or ornamental particulars like embellishment, sequins, or lace,” she revealed, including that personally, she loves the idea of layering.
“I really like layering and I attempt to incorporate a complete completely different sort of layering into my clothes line. Layering is just not one thing acquainted in Malaysia on account of our heat climate,” expressed Tengku Khatreena.
“We are able to’t be strolling round sporting a jacket within the sizzling local weather. Consequently, I decide skinny, light-weight, tender materials which have a cooling impact and are excellent for layering because the wearer wouldn’t really feel heat beneath the materials.”
Khatreena + Moccona
KLFW can be the primary time the model is collaborating with espresso beverage sponsor Moccona Espresso. Thus, Tengku Khatreena was impressed by the depth of the colors of the espresso and got here up with a variety of colors for her new collections.
“Identical to espresso, completely different individuals have completely different tastes. Equally, our clothes has a quite simple silhouette, however you get to fashion it in your individual means to suit your personal vogue fashion.
“The colors we herald for the gathering present a special sort of vibe, and it ranges from brown, inexperienced and orange, to black and white, the colors associated to the espresso model,” disclosed Tengku Khatreena.
On the time of our interview, Tengku Khatreena was within the midst of making ready and making refinements for the style present, and like many designers, she needed to face challenges earlier than the present, together with the restricted timeframe to organize.
She was not designing ‘simply one other assortment’, however the truth is, it was extraordinarily necessary assortment for KLFW’s tenth yr anniversary and important for the model’s fifth yr celebration, added with the particular collaboration with Moccona.
Moreover, as a designer, she had to make sure the gathering was aesthetically lovely or interesting to the eyes of the general public, apart from developing with a artistic design.
She admitted that as a model proprietor, she “feels the stress to plan one thing completely different”, however on the similar time, she was excited to share one thing that’s reasonably priced but elegant.
A regal contact
Regardless of the pressures and challenges, Tengku Khatreena revealed that she had at all times needed to be a designer since she was simply 4 years previous.
“I used to be at all times enthusiastic about my grandmothers’ apparel. I beloved to see them gown up for formal (royal) occasions. Because of this I used to be drawn to vogue, initially,” mentioned the soft-spoken designer.
“On the similar time, certainly one of my aunts studied jewelry and vogue design, and I feel that’s once I started to be enthusiastic about vogue design.
“I used to play gown up or make crafts. All my toys have been associated to both artwork or vogue, knitting, embroidery and designing.”
Tengku Khatreena, being a royal herself, a princess and the grandchild of the Sultan of the state of Perlis, has worn many magnificent clothes admired by many, however one wonders how she feels when she spots others sporting certainly one of her items.
“I really feel very proud,” she mentioned with a cheerful smile.
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