World Fashion Week® Asia 2017 celebrated cultural diversity & the beauty, power & artistic global movement of fashion

World Fashion Week<sup>®</sup> Asia 2017 celebrated cultural diversity & the beauty, power & artistic global movement of fashion

- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, September 21 2017 --

As the inaugural international fashion event in Asia, World Fashion Week® Asia 2017 was hosted by the city of Kuala Lumpur from 7 to 10 September 2017 at the Palace of the Golden Horses.

To welcome and celebrate a new historic chapter, the gathering and like-minded vision of fashion designers, ambassadors, ministers, celebrities and affiliate industries from across the globe, World Fashion Week® Asia 2017 was kicked off by the Red-Carpet Gala Dinner.

The official launch of World Fashion Week® Asia 2017, held on the 8th of September 2017, was graced by the presence of His Royal Highness Sultan of Selangor YM Tengku Permaisuri Selangor and Her Royal Highness the Queen of Selangor Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin Abdul Rahman. The honorary Royal Family welcomed and were witnesses to the culture-rich creations of 47 represented nations and fashion designers from across the world by means of runway shows held during the Gala Dinner, proudibly sponsored by Tzarcoute Watches.

In light of the global campaign "Eco Fashion & Lifestyles - Love the Nature" and the continuous commemoration of international, culture-rich fashion, World Fashion Week® Asia 2017 saw the gathering of fashion designers from 5 continents. Up-and-coming, emerging and established fashion designers were invited to showcase their 2018 Couture and Resort Collections to hundreds of internationally acclaimed buyers, retailers, and media – debuting and setting the trends for the global consumer.

World Fashion Week® Asia 2017 Gala Dinner & the subsequent showcasing events on the 9th and 10th of September 2017, presented collections or pieces from the following designers & countries;


  • Angola: Lecticia’s by Gersy Pegado
  • Botswana: House of Kay & Botocy
  • Kenya: Bella’s Closet by Wangu
  • Malawi: Lilly Alfonso
  • Nigeria: Weiz Dhurm Franklyn
  • South Africa: Janita Toerien
  • Uganda: Beryl Qouture by Anita Beryl
  • Zambia: ChizO.
  • Dem. Rep. of Congo: Tina Lobondi
  • Ghana: Duaba Serwa
  • Zimbabwe: Rumbie Muzofa


  • Canada: Bahareh Memarian
  • Colombia: Flor de Amazona
  • Costa Rica: Rob Chamaeleo
  • Ecuador: Diego Madrinan
  • Honduras: Miguel Chong
  • México: Ximena Valero, Jonathan Morales
  • Panama: Jaime Luna
  • Paraguay: Fundación Princesa Diana
  • Brazil: Samuel Cirnansck
  • Cuba: Jose Benedi
  • Paraguay: Celina Mersan


  • Belgium: Maaike van den Abbeele
  • Netherlands: Addy van den Krommenacker
  • Norway: Elisabeth Vestli
  • Portugal: Micaela Oliveira
  • Spain: Paloma Suarez, Amiania By Alonso
  • Albania: Ema Koja
  • Denmark: Ann Wiberg
  • Estonia: Liis Boode
  • UK: Kim Stevenson
  • Ireland: Jaqueline Quin
  • Italy:Francesca Di Maria
  • Ukraine: Olena Dat


  • Hong Kong China: David Cheng & Kiwib Wong, Kamla Hiranand
  • India: Nivedita Saboo
  • Indonesia: Amanda I. Lestari
  • Malaysia: Nanie Ms, Qamnee, Merial Beauty, Watie Collection, Veena Hijab & Couture, Arun Sayfull, Kaer, Shook&Shooks, Yans Creation
  • Nepal: Ashrita Bhadel
  • New Zealand: Shona Tawhiao
  • Philippines: Brit Tripudio, Ia Coca Cresencio
  • Singapore: Evanna House of Fashion
  • Vietnam: Devon Nguyen
  • Afganistan Zalay Sherzad
  • Armenia: Vahan Khachatryan
  • Cambodia: Romyda Keth
  • Japan: Junko Yoshioka
  • Mongolia: Shimel Zagvar

About World Fashion Week®

Through its international events, World Fashion Week® encourages the expansion of fashion in the fields of goods, services, capital and technology - to promote international business relationships and the principle of fair-and-free trade among enterprises and nations. In line with our global objectives, World Fashion Week® also aims to promote global understanding, unity, social development and environmental responsibility. As a primary focus, World Fashion Week® seeks to eradicate extreme poverty on the African continent, through the empowerment of women in underdeveloped countries – promoting global education, unity, and peace for all.

By recognizing its power and beauty, we can use fashion as a powerful driving force to bring about social change, unite cultures and give our light. Join us as we prepare for the World Fashion Week® Paris 2018/19, where we will further celebrate and showcase international fashion on a three-fold global stage.

World Fashion Week® – Give Your Light To The World.

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