15 October 2010

Kuala Lumpur Highlights - Fashion Week

The Pavilion Kuala Lumpur is one of the newer additions to the many shopping malls within the "Golden Triangle" of Kuala Lumpur, so I thought. As it turn out, it was opened in September 2007. It consists of four major components; a retail mall, an office tower, two residential and a hotel. Still it is a relatively new one at the heart of the trendy Bukit Bintang district. The Pavilion itself is linked to Bukit Bintang and KLCC with its pedestrian bridges. If you are not driving or taking a taxi, the nearest monorail station to the Pavilion is the Bukit Bintang Station.

If you are into the up-market fashion, leather goods, accessories and luxury items, this place will not disappoint. There are brands I haven't heard of, among others, Bebe, Tangoo, Variante, Salabianca and Philosophy-men, Jaspal and Club 21. It is definitely a dream place for all who are brand conscious. There are enough shops there to occupy your time for the whole day. Plenty of places to rest your feet at the food court, cafes and restaurants around the centre, before hurrying on to the next boutique or beauty parlour, just round the corner.

It was the Grand Prix Kuala Lumpur 2010 week when we there in March. There seem to be fashion shows every day in all the major shopping centers in the city, in support of the 12th Malaysian Formula 1 Grand Prix. Fashion shows do draw in the crowd. Certainly the one at the Pavilion did and among the crowd are the many professional and amature photographers, myself included.

It was pointed out to me that a fashion show is not always about the fashion and the clothings for the season. It can well be just about the accessories such as shoes, handbags and jewelleries. That would explain why there was a session where all the girls seems to dress alike and in black.

I notice that most of the models that walked the stage (catwalk) are young caucasian girls, probably international models.

Where are the local models?

It was at another fashion show at the Mid Valley Megamall, South-East Asia’s largest shopping mall, where local veteran models walked the runway.

These however were not the usual run of the mill models, but celebrities, prominent women and Datins known for there public careers or charity works. There was even a model who is a cancer survivor.

Hmmm ....is that Posh?

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