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Truly Asian Flavours Mark
Opening of M-IFW 2008.  




Chairman of mifa, Mr Heah Sieu Lay officially opened M-IFW 2008 at
The Gardens Hotel & Residences, Kuala Lumpur.
Photos by Chow KF 

M-IFW '08 made its mark in international premier fashion event by presenting the largest gathering of Asian talents in this year edition of Trend Asia which starts from 26th November to 29th November 2008, The event which held at The Gardens Hotel & Residences was officially opened by Mr. Heah Sieu Lay, Chairman of mifa, organiser of M-IFW'08.


(L-R) PU3 from Malaysia, Ding Yong from China

It's mifa! Truly Asia is showcase rising fashion design talents and  the hottest, from 10 Asian countries including Malaysia, PU3 and Jimmy Lim, Ding Yong from China, Jattinn Kochhar from India, Stella Rissa from Indonesia, Chiyuki from Japan, DOU.ze from Korea, Joey Samson from Philippines, Frufru & Tigerlily from Singapore, T-RA from Thailand, Duc Duy from Vietnam.

(L-R) Jattinn Kochhar from India, Stella Rissa from Indonesia

"We decided to launch M-IFW 2008 with Truly Asia because it is in line with our goals to make Malaysia the hub of Asian fashion and to provide a platform for up-and-coming designers to showcase their work," said Ms. Syeba Yip, CEO of mifa. The first day of M-IFW'08 also showcased Villiam Ooi, mifa8 Fashion Forward and opening gala which feature grand collections by Syaiful Baharim, Key Ng and Granoff.

(L-R) Chiyuki from Japan, DOU.Ze from China

mifa brings you the best of fashion. On 28th November, Malaysia International Fashion Week is collaborate together with Russian Fashion Week to showcase Russian fashion designer Serguei Teplov for the first-time in Asia. MIFW'08 will be adds by Malaysian fashion flavour as Bumiputra Designers Association is showcase 15 designer members which leads by Puan Mahani Awang on 27th November.

(L-R) Joey Samson from Philippines, FruFru & Tigerlily from Singapore

"This is arguably the most extensive coverage any fashion event in Malaysia has ever received. We are reaching a multi-million audience via `live' broadcast and introducing Malaysia and Asia to the rest of the world," said Syeba Yip. This year sees the attendance of designers, buyers and members of the media from 23 countries from whole world. M-IFW has grown in size and stature as the most comprehensive Asian fashion event in terms of the diversity of countries represented. It is also largest fashion trade show in Malaysia.

(L-R) T-RA from Thailand, Duc Duy from Vietnam

Staging a unique fashion week, MIFW'08 where platform is built at Fashion Bar @ Redbox by MasterCard for designer retail and trade rooms. The special bar specially caters party rooms for selected gala and show guests and designer welcoming receptions. 

 Jimmy Lim from Malaysia

The event is supported and endorsed by the Ministry of Tourism, Tourism Malaysia, MATRADE, MasterCard,L'OREAL Paris, The Gardens Hotel & Residences, My Niel, andrewsmodels, Hair Connection Salon and Academy by Andy Ho, 807 Studio, Pelikan, Asia Experience, FIX Interior Architecture Lifestyle, Asia Experience and RedBox.

MIFW'08 partners are The Edge Malaysia, Envy Magazine, In Design Magazine, Archizen Creative, Moxim House, Alfo, Lumber Mart, Anya Hindmarch, Pioneer,Raffles Design Institute, PJCAD, Carven Academy of Fashion, SML Fashion Academy and Russian Fashion Week.

More information of M-IFW can be found at www.m-ifw.com




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