GEORGE TOWN, Apr 23 – Penang Fashion Week 2017 ended on a high note. The closing ceremony of Penang Fashion Week 2017 has taken place yesterday at Gurney Paragon Mall ofter an amazing 9-day fashion showcase featuring 9 returning designers and 8 new faces.
Themed Colours of Spring / Summer 2017, it signifies new life, new beginning, and the bright colours that bring colours that bring along a sign of new hope. The closing was glitzy affair as the guest all come dressed suited to the Spring & Summer look. Attendees include key influencers in fashion, entrepreneurs, the fashion-world community, media partners and full range of industry professionals.
The night witnessed the creations of Tanya Steven, a UK-based designer who joined the first Penang Fashion Week in 2015 showcased on the runway. Audiences were immersed in her cutting-edge showcase that explored the true brilliance of design in its finest artistic form.
There was an auction on that night, with Tanya presenting her custom-made dress to the audience for bidding. The money from the successful bid will be channelled to Pertubuhan Wanita Mutiara. Among the highlights were Spring and Summer looks from international fashion brands like Tumi and La Martina from The Valiram Group.
The gala nigh ended with surprise – 10 gorgeous ladies took over the runway donning outfits from Kate Spade New York. The idea of the stage performance by the group of Penang’s female elites was initial by Backstage Magazine, who coordinated the entire stage performance.
Penang Fashion Week has long been a springboard for local fashion designers , espacially the young emerging designers to introduce their brands to the international market. The revelation of next year’s Penang Fashion Week, which falls on 21 -29 April 2018 is a fitting closing as everyone bid farewell to this year’s momentous and successful Penang Fashion Week 2017.
There are 16 other prizes of designers outfit by the event’s participating fashion designers. Entry forms can be obtained at the Concierge on Level 1 when you spend RM300 or more. The required spending amount for both programmes – which run till the end of April – must be in a maximum of two combined receipts. Other terms and conditions apply.
Shoppers also stand a chance to win flights to Hong Kong under the “Refer a Friend” and “Start Your Holiday Plan” campaign. Simply get 10 friends to sign up for the Gurney Paragon Card. The winner will be drawn from a pool of qualified participants. Follow the mall’s Facebook page for its Guess and Win Contest, which will be posted twice a week. Be among the first three to guess the correct location of the #pgfw2017 Mercedes-Benz based on a photo to win prizes. — PN