Singapore Fashion Week is known for being a hub in the Southeast Asian fashion market. This platform brings the international audience  rich and vibrant cultures and proof that there are plenty of creative fashion talents in this part of the globe.

This season, one of the region’s leading modest fashion brands Malaysia’s – Jovian Mandagie – presented his SS18 collection ‘Against Barricades’ at the National Gallery’s Supreme Court Terrace. Mandagie is known for his ready to wear lines presenting his take on modest fashion which is far from being boring- showcasing elements of fun urbanic street style with loose-fitting dresses and oversized silhouettes. Lots of denim and blue cotton appeared as caps, tops, trousers and pleated embellishments with tiny red glass beads.

The 31 old designer explains that Islamic fashion might have been known to be conservative, yet feminine and romantic – but never before was it approached as street wear –  something that everybody wears today, either you are in twenties or forties. The label was established in Kuala Lumpur 10 years ago, and their couture outfits soon became a favourite for celebrities and royalty in Malaysia. Five years ago, the Ready-To-Wear collection was launched and future plans include going international, hopefully moving into the British and European markets in the next few years.

Jovian Mandagie SS18. Photograph courtesy of Singapore Fashion Week

Jovian Mandagie SS18. Photograph courtesy of Singapore Fashion Week

Jovian Mandagie SS18. Photograph courtesy of Singapore Fashion Week

Jovian Mandagie SS18. Photograph courtesy of Singapore Fashion Week

Jovian Mandagie SS18. Photograph courtesy of Singapore Fashion Week

Jovian Mandagie SS18. Photograph courtesy of Singapore Fashion Week

Jovian Mandagie SS18. Photograph courtesy of Singapore Fashion Week

Jovian Mandagie SS18. Photograph courtesy of Singapore Fashion Week

Jovian Mandagie SS18. Photograph courtesy of Singapore Fashion Week

Jovian Mandagie SS18. Photograph courtesy of Singapore Fashion Week

Jovian Mandagie SS18. Photograph courtesy of Singapore Fashion Week

Jovian Mandagie SS18. Photograph courtesy of Singapore Fashion Week

 

 

Jovian Mandagie SS18. Photograph courtesy of Singapore Fashion Week

Jovian Mandagie SS18. Photograph courtesy of Singapore Fashion Week