Kuala Lumpur, 15 March 2013
Starhill Gallery Fashion Week was spectacularly launched with a big bang in the very heart of Bukit Bintang. Starhill Gallery’s biggest fashion event of the year, scheduled from the 13th to the 16th of March, began with a clink of glasses filled with free flow Mumm champagne and an abundance of glitz and glamour at the opening party.
The latest trends of 2013’s Spring/Summer collections were unveiled during a magnificent showcase of Starhill Gallery’s exclusive designer labels; Valentino, REDValentino, Kenzo, M Missioni, Khoon Hooi, McQ by Alexander McQueen, P.A.R.O.S.H and the guest brand Klutched. Starhill Gallery’s fashion boutiques captivated spectators at the Opening Party’s fashion show with their variety of choice and stylish breathtaking garments, contemporary trends and the most up-to-date accessories. From red carpet dresses and runway outfits to the monochromatic, geometric patterns and neon colours, Starhill Gallery Fashion Week’s catwalk displayed the very best new season styles.
Vice President of YTL Land & Development Bhd, Mr Joseph Yeoh, said “Starhill Gallery’s portfolio of the best fashion brands is constantly growing and we are proud to be able to offer such a variety of choice and deliver an exclusive experience like Starhill Gallery Fashion Week offers.”
Following on from the spectacular fashion show, the opening night was electrified with a performance from the talented singer, Arabyrd, leaving all the fashionistas in attendance, including the likes of world famous shoe designer Dato’ Jimmy Choo, Miss Universe Malaysia 2011 winner Deborah Henry, Klutched brand owner Ung Yiu Lin, television personality Marion Caunter, radio host Serena C, and celebrity Andrea Fonseka, thoroughly entertained. The lively atmosphere was kept alive throughout the evening by the beautiful DJ, Patricia Knudsen. YTL’s infamous corporate executive master chef, Chef Wai, was also inspired by the launch of the latest collections for the Spring season and laid out a feast of delightful treats as fresh as the latest trends.
The four day event featured special in-store deals, services and parties that combined to create an unforgettable experience. Starhill Gallery’s outlets are offering HSBC members exclusive discounts on the very latest Spring/Summer collection lines to brighten up the rest of the year. From the 13th of March until the 13th of April 2013 there will be 10% off normal priced merchandise in all of Niche Retailing’s stores, including Kenzo, M Missoni, Leo, Antoinette, Sergio Rossi, Valentino, REDValentino, and McQ by Alexander Mcqueen. Fans of Khoon Hooi will receive 15% off all normal priced merchandise. Those who want to add British designs to their wardrobe can get the latest designer collections from Debenhams with a 20% discount on all normal priced merchandise.
As an extra perk to being a HSBC cardholder, members will receive an instant gift and a welcome gift when they buy a product from Sephora and become a Sephora member. As an additional Fashion Week feature, the fastest 4G Mobile Internet with Voice service in Malaysia, YES 4G, are offering an extra 6GB free when subscribers to any Super Postpaid plan at their YES booth.
“Starhill Gallery is the epitome of high end fashion with some of the biggest international designer brands found exclusively here.” Klutched owner Ung Yiu Lin said. The stylish handbag brand owner launched a pop up store of the Malaysian brand at Starhill Gallery on Adorn Floor during Fashion Week from the 13th of March until the 30th of April 2013. She continued “I am very excited to be a part of Starhill Gallery Fashion Week and showcase my latest collection alongside such renowned names. Klutched will be representing Malaysian fashion on an international stage when its Spring/Summer 2013 collection hits the shelves of Paris’ Galeries Lafayette, and the only other place I can think of that’s befitting of Klutched is Starhill Gallery.”
Starhill Gallery Fashion Week was launched in partnership with HSBC, Asian Potions, Leica and Pernod Ricard who contributed with Starhill Gallery to deliver an occasion of excitement, glamour and style to Malaysia. Guests left the launch party in high spirits, in the know of the latest collections and with door gifts of beautifully scented candles courtesy of Asian Potions. The iconic moments of the event are displayed in a post event photo exhibition by Leica which highlights the latest designer statements of the new season. Starhill Gallery epitomises fashion and during the month of March, the latest wardrobe must-haves will all be featured and highlighted during Starhill Gallery’s first big event of the year.