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Two Twenty3 sub-brands, Sher and Lin, showcased contrasting collections at the Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week Ready-To-Wear 2016, writes Sushma Veera.

REFLECTING the philosophy of fashion company Twenty3, the Strength In Femininity, two of its sub-brands showcased their highly contrasting ready-to-wear collections at the Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week Ready-To-Wear 2016.

The collections by Sher and Lin reflected the diversity in strengths and passions of the designers, with Sher By Twenty3 painting the image of a fighter. Designed by So Bu Yeow and Soh Hoi Cheng, the label draws on the designers’ combined experience at Khoon Hooi and Rick Owens, offering a sleek, dark, minimalist look with strong, sharp edges.

Embellished with modern beading, the garments give the illusion of a flash of lightning against a dark storm cloud.

For the event, its collection, Under One Small Star, showcased 12 looks to capture the persona of the evolved, empowered modern woman.

The element of destruction is represented in the way the fabric is draped on the wearer. The colour palette is more subtle and faded, as the collection begins with linen white and slowly decays into the darker hues of ash grey, powdery black and gauzy navy.

Accordion pleats sweep the mood of evolution into the collection, which is mainly fabricated in cotton shirting, evoking the essence of the purity within.

So Bu, Hoi Cheng, Vivien and Yen Yon after a successful show at KLFW 2016

Lin By Twenty3, led by Vivien Chong Pei Xuan and Ooi Yen Yon, is inspired by the designers’ time at fashion houses Mary Katrantzou and Leonardo Salinas, with emphasis on digital prints, bright colours, feminine lace and layered ruffles.

It is a visual representation of an ethereal world ruled by women, where demureness and ultra-femininity are virtues to be flaunted and celebrated as symbols of strength.


Lin By Twenty3 also presented 12 looks, with its runway debut collection, Where The Wild Things Are. The range was inspired by the curved lines and organic movements of the Art Nouveau period in the 1900s, particularly from the Rozenburg Porcelain.

Each garment acts as a canvas, depicting ethereal, stylised scenes of hand-drawn aviary birds and flora, as well as silhouettes of teapots, vases and teacups flowing with organic fluidity.

Each motif is a result of vast research and showcases a delicate, state-of-the-art embroidery technique.

Silhouettes embrace romanticism by portraying femininity through a dreamy chromatic palette, dramatically shifting from pastel blues and pinks to rich, inked blue. //

SHOP The SHER Défilé 2016 Collection

The first of of our runway collection is now available on the Twenty3 online store, and in our retail stores in Atria Shopping Gallery, Publika and Bangsar Village II.

Caia Two Way Midi Shirt Dress in White

Evdoxus Organza Panel Skater Dress in White

Harlyn Front Overlap Shift Dress in White (sold out)


Charion Pleated Organza Hemline Midi Skirt in Black

Grecia Cutout Long Sleeves Top in Grey and Bexley Mesh Panel Drawstring Shorts in Black

Skyler Organza Panel Midi Skirt in White

Elodie Drawstring Organza Panel Shirt Dress in White

Stay tuned for the launch of these pieces, this Friday 1 PM.



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