GEORGE TOWN, Apr 16 – The 3rd edition of the Penang Fashion Week 2017 with the theme Colours of Spring / Summer 2017 was officiated by Penang Tourism Development Committee Chairman Danny Law and Group Executive Director of Hunza Ms Khor Tze Ming at Gurney Paragon Mall here yesterday evening.
The night saw an audience made up of international celebrities such as fashion icon Datuk Jimmy Choo; Hong Kong TVB celebrity, Ms Grace Wong who flew in from Hong Kong to Penang to join the glitzy event. Meanwhile, there were also about 300 guests featuring an array of breath-taking runway shows, performances an presentations.
Under the theme Colours of Spring / Summer 2017, the Penang Fashion Week 2017 as presenting the latest fashion trends of some of the famous brands, a well as showcasing creatively of design talents from local and abroad. The public and trade visitors can expect a series of delightful catwalks shows, realising Penang Fashion Week’s objective to bring fashion and lifestyle industry players together under one roof.
This year, Penang Fashion Week 2017 will present 11 leading and emerging local designers, alongside with 6 acclaimed international designers, adding more excitement to this colourful event. Returning fashion designers such as Illiza Ho (Taiwan), Eric Chong (KL), Keith Kee (Penang), and Ranndy Goh (Penang) are joined by newcomers Richard Li (Hong Kong), Mo Hom (Myanmar) and Bon Zainal (KL), among others in Penang’s most significants fashion event to date.
The combination of the very best local talents alongside that from Asia will be a key milestone in Penang’s position on the world stage for fashion.Local new design force from Esmond Kuala Lumpur and Equator College are also ready to showcase their creativity to the world during the 9-day event.
Each will bring their own unique perspective but all share the common values of the highest standards in creating breath-taking work. Covering the full spectrum of creativity and styles, this will be the most extensive of high level local fashion talents to have taken place.
The closing ceremony will be held on 23rd April 2017 whereby the fashion outlets of the Vallram Group such as Kate Spade New York, Michael Kors, La Martina, Tumi, Swiss watch Gallery, Rolex etc will be providing special deals and promotions to the guests and shoppers on that day.
During the closing night, 10 female elites of Penang will be denning outfits from Kate Spade New York and putting up a stage performance in the name of charity. Proceeds from the showcased looks will be channelled to Guang Ming Charity Fund in supporting their mission of providing funding for the less fortunate.
The night will also see models marching down the catwalk in outfits designed by the highly rated fashion designers – Tanya Stevens from UK, who joined the first Penang Fashion Week in 2015. Tanya will be contributing a dress for auction on that night, with the proceed from the winning bid to be contributed to Pertubuhan Wanita Mutiara Pulau Pinang. — PN