20th April, Bandar Utama - Into its 17th year, the Malaysian
Official Designers Association (MODA) returns with a bang this
April with a more exciting line-up of events. A joint effort
together with the Textile & Fashion Federation (Singapore) TaFf
and various Malaysian corporate sponsors, it is now time to
celebrate the creative collaboration of fashion, lifestyle and
education of FASHION GATEWAY.
FASHION GATEWAY looks to provide the opportunity to showcase
individual passion & creativity, business opportunities and as a
stepping stone for brighter future & career path. The objective
is to making this event are as follows;
• To educate and elevate the current standards within the
• To create opportunity for young, enthusiastic and creative
• To communicate the importance of Fashion to the future of
Malaysia's thriving fashion industry
• To drive togetherness, communication and interaction between
fashion and beauty professionals.
FASHION GATEWAY consists of the Malaysia Young Designers'
Competition (MYDC) , Malaysia Young Models Competition (MYMC)
and MODA Unity Fashion Showcase.
The Malaysian Young Designers' Competition (MYDC) is to promote
Ready to Wear (RTW). It is to discover young talents creativity,
contemporary designs and encourage careers nationwide. Winning
this competition provides a chance of a lifetime opportunity for
him/her to represent Malaysia in the Asian Young Fashion
Designers' Contest (AYFDC). Past notable participants of this
competition include Gillian Hung, Melinda Looi, Khoon Hooi,
Jonathan Cheng, Nazleen Noor and Jasmi Rejab.
Malaysia Young Model Competition (MYMC) for
the first time ever that Malaysian models compete on the CATWALK
for top honors, the competition intends to provide a platform
for aspiring models to compete and become recognized, as with
private sector support and worthy sponsorships, the entrants can
get a foothold in the often very competitive fashion world,
where it is extremely difficult and near impossible to establish
a career in modeling.
Fashion Showcase, an annual event where the fashion industry
showcase, educate, inform and promote Malaysian designers and
brands locally and globally. "UNITY" is designed to support and
encourage professional development within Kuala Lumpur's Fashion
Community. "UNITY" is an opportunity for the "Fashion Conscious
Public" to view the extensive growth of Malaysian Designers and
illustrious names to be participating in the showcase includes; Brands: Mira Zarna, Jarumas, Jendela Batik, Kapas
Couture, Noor Arfa, Radioactive, Sorted, Von Jolly.
Desiqners:, Amanda Brown, Amir Luqman, Beatrice Looi,
Bill Keith, Bon Zainal, Carven Ong , Cherman Woon, Calvin Thoo,
Daniel Cho, Daniel Chong, Dominique Chan, Donna Chew, Doreen
Tan, Jonathan Cheng, Key Ng, Khoon Hooi, Lester Wong, Michael
Ong, Melinda Looi, Nazleen Noor, Orson Liyu, Ridzuan Bohari,
Richard Tsen, Scott Chu, Terrenz Soo, Tom Abang Saufi, Venie
Tee, William Liew, Winnie Liew, and Zang Toi