From the Jasmine Phoon collection

Penang Fashion Week returns for its 4th year at Gurney Paragon, and with 26 runway shows from 16 local and international designers will once again offer us a fine overview of the creative and diverse local fashion scene. The designers will parade their newest creations on a catwalk specially constructed in Gurney Paragon’s Atrium. Although for most shows, seating is limited to the invited guests of the designers, there is ample room around the periphery and upstairs balconies for the general public to enjoy the shows.

Keith Kee’s 2016 collection

Participating designers include Keith Kee, Richard Rivalee, Ranndy Goh and Michael Ooi, Samantha Chua, who have held runway shows during Penang Fashion Week in previous years, plus new designers including Dennis Lee, Joo Lee, Chris Yee, Jasmine Phoon, Cynthia Ong and Raydian Chew. Local fashion colleges UCSI University, Equator College and ESMOD KL – The One Academy will also hold events featuring their students’ designs during the period.


From the Jonathan Liang collection

Penang Fashion Week opens with a show on Saturday 14th April featuring a line-up of selections from the spring and summer collections of  Michael Kors, Kate Spade New York, La Martina, Tory Burch, Tumi, Pedro and Charles & Keith. The same evening there will be runway offerings from a selection of independent designers, including Jonathan Liang (Penang born, based in Paris), Kev Yiu (Hong Kong), Illiza Ho (Taiwan), Carven Ong (Malaysia), and Bon Zainal (Malaysia). It continues with between two and six runway shows every day, according to the schedule below.




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