1. (L-R): IIFW Founder-cum- CEO Louis Sebastian, guest-of-honour YTM Raja Dato’ Seri Azureen Binti Almarhum Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah Al-Maghfurlah, IIFW Board Member Ms. Maggie Ong and IIFW COO Ms. Adeline Khan

1. (L-R): IIFW Founder-cum- CEO Louis Sebastian, guest-of-honour YTM Raja Dato’ Seri Azureen Binti Almarhum Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah Al-Maghfurlah, IIFW Board Member Ms. Maggie Ong and IIFW COO Ms. Adeline Khan

It was an evening of glitter and glamour at the charity gala dinner of International IPOH Fashion Week (IIFW™ ’18), at the grand ballroom of Syeun Hotel Ipoh. This second edition of International IPOH Fashion Week indeed lived up to its theme of “Even Bigger”, a follow-up to the inaugural event last year.

2. IIFW Board Members with Adviser YBhg. Datin Seri Dr Nomee Ashikin Mohammed Radzi (c) and her husband Menteri Besar of Perak YAB Dato’ Seri Ahmad Faizal Dato’ Haji Azumu (2nd from L)

2. IIFW Board Members with Adviser YBhg. Datin Seri Dr Nomee Ashikin Mohammed Radzi (c) and her husband Menteri Besar of Perak YAB Dato’ Seri Ahmad Faizal Dato’ Haji Azumu (2nd from L)

3. IIFW adviser YBhg. Datin Seri Dr Nomee Ashikin Mohammed Radzi in her opening speech

3. IIFW adviser YBhg. Datin Seri Dr Nomee Ashikin Mohammed Radzi in her opening speech

The primary mission of IIFW™ ’18 was to “Save Tiny Babies”. The bulk of the monies raised from the event was channelled to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun, Ipoh. Rumah Teduhan Kelana, a shelter for the homeless and abused in Ipoh, also received a partial amount.

 4. Lauren Natasha Campbell delivers a brief appeal for the cause of IIFW

4. Lauren Natasha Campbell delivers a brief appeal for the cause of IIFW

 5. mock cheque presentation to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun

5. mock cheque presentation to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun

6. mock cheque presentation to Rumah Teduhan Kelana, Ipoh

6. mock cheque presentation to Rumah Teduhan Kelana, Ipoh

Being hosted for its second season, IIFW™ plays an important role in boosting the economy of the state and contributes to Malaysia’s international standing in the world’s fashion stakes. Said IIFW™ Founder-cum-CEO Louis Sebastian, “Fashion and design play an equally important role with other artistic fields. Fashion shows today have crossed the glamourous ramps and carpets of popular dress designers.

7.Her Royal Highness DYAM Raja Puan Muda Perak Darul Ridzuan Tunku Soraya Binti Almarhum Sultan Abdul Halim speaks to IIFW Founder-cum- CEO Louis Sebastian

7. Her Royal Highness DYAM Raja Puan Muda Perak Darul Ridzuan Tunku Soraya Binti Almarhum Sultan Abdul Halim speaks to IIFW Founder-cum- CEO Louis Sebastian

“The growing global interest in modest fashion redesigns the fashion power map. In Malaysia, fashion is influenced by the historic fusion of the multi-racial and multi-cultural background of the country. IIFW™ may just be two years old, but this melting pot has shaped Malaysia to become a central platform as a thriving emerging fashion capital.”

8. tenor Jack Yee from Sabah

8. tenor Jack Yee from Sabah

The charity gala dinner was the start to a three-day event, which included a Runway Fashion Showcase featuring Islamic Fashion and Modern Cultural Fashion (ready-to-wear), plus a hair avant-garde, followed by a closing Runway Pret-a-Porter (ready-to-wear), Accessories / Hairdo show by Top Stylist; Casual / Sports / Sports Accessories / Safari & Resort Theme Wear Fashion Showcase.

9. Khaljaksa Khalil (R) from Hairdressing Skills Development Association (HSDA)

9. Khaljaksa Khalil (R) from Hairdressing Skills Development Association (HSDA)

IIFW™ is an exclusive home-grown brand that has carved a niche for being a marque fashion event in the country. The three-day extravaganza featured a line-up of international fashion designers, 35 top class fashion models, celebrity guests as well as performers of both local and international stature.

 10. Fashion Federation Nepal

10. Fashion Federation Nepal

IIFW™ provided a global platform for Perak/Malaysia-based talents to display their creativity in fashion, hairdo and accessories. It was also an opportunity to introduce Perak to the world, beginning with international participants of IIFW™ ’18. Local culture, food and popular tourist destinations were unveiled to them during the activities. Additionally, a trip to Gopeng was organised to introduce Perak’s wonders of nature.

“IIFW™ ’18 helped boost tourist arrivals to the Silver State, as we showcase our culture, food and popular tourist destinations. With our neighbours looking to invest and spend some of its resources on style, Ipoh has many of the right ingredients to succeed in its mission,” Louis explained.

 11. Community College Fashion Week (CCFW)

11. Community College Fashion Week (CCFW)

The charity gala dinner on Day 1 was graced by Her Royal Highnesses DYAM Raja Puan Muda Perak Darul Ridzuan Tunku Soraya Binti Almarhum Sultan Abdul Halim and YTM Raja Dato’ Seri Azureen Binti Almarhum Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah Al-Maghfurlah, who led a long list of VVIPs, all to lend a helping hand to support the love for humanity through fashion.

12. performance by Ipoh-born international artiste, the sensational Vic Teo

12. performance by Ipoh-born international artiste, the sensational Vic Teo

Also present were IIFW Adviser YBhg. Datin Seri Dr Nomee Ashikin, together with her husband the Menteri Besar of Perak YAB Dato’ Seri Ahmad Faizal Dato’ Haji Azumu, and honourable ExCo members of the Perak State Government.

Designers and labels that were paraded on the runway during the eventful evening included participants from Community College Fashion Week (CCFW), who are students and lecturers of the Malaysian Community College.

 13. BAISI International & BC VOGA

13. BAISI International & BC VOGA

Joining CCFW on the runway were Fashion Federation Nepal, which showcased the creation of four talented Nepali designers. Other new brands at IIFW™ ’18 were BAISI (International) Fashion Group and its sister label, BC VOGA.

14. fashion design showcase by Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)

14. fashion design showcase by Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)

 15. fashion design showcase by Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)

15. fashion design showcase by Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)

Making a comeback for a second year was Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Perak Branch, whose students took the opportunity to display their skills and talent at an international platform. More than 30 outfits were paraded by them.

16. Martini G

16. Martini G

Also participating for the second year was popular label across the Causeway, Martini G, which was established in 2006.

 17. Martini G

17. Martini G

 18. a final parade

18. a final parade

19. IIFW Founder-cum-CEO Louis Sebastian, the man whose vision for IIFW was to raise funds to help ill children of the community, and at the same time, increase awareness of fashion talent in Perak

19. IIFW Founder-cum-CEO Louis Sebastian, the man whose vision for IIFW was to raise funds to help ill children of the community, and at the same time, increase awareness of fashion talent in Perak

20. IIFW Founder-cum- CEO Louis Sebastian sings a popular Malay song, Ingin Bersua

20. IIFW Founder-cum- CEO Louis Sebastian sings a popular Malay song, Ingin Bersua

The three-hour event wasn’t merely about fashion, as it was interspersed with stage performances of dance and song, culminating with a rendition of a popular Malay song, Ingin Bersua, by IIFW™ Founder-cum-CEO Louis Sebastian, as IIFW™ Ambassador Datin Caroline Wong and IIFW™ adviser YBhg. Datin Seri Dr Nomee Ashikin Mohammed Radzi took to the runway to wrap up the gala dinner.

21. IIFW Founder-cum- CEO Louis Sebastian sings Ingin Bersua as IIFW™ Ambassador Datin Caroline Wong, Adviser YBhg. Datin Seri Dr Nomee Ashikin Mohammed Radzi and Board Members take to the runway to wrap up the gala dinner

21. IIFW Founder-cum- CEO Louis Sebastian sings Ingin Bersua as IIFW™ Ambassador Datin Caroline Wong, Adviser YBhg. Datin Seri Dr Nomee Ashikin Mohammed Radzi and Board Members take to the runway to wrap up the gala dinner

22. IIFW Ambassador Datin Caroline Wong (L) and IIFW adviser YBhg. Datin Seri Dr Nomee Ashikin Mohammed Radzi take to the runway to conclude the gala event

22. IIFW Ambassador Datin Caroline Wong (L) and IIFW adviser YBhg. Datin Seri Dr Nomee Ashikin Mohammed Radzi take to the runway to conclude the gala event

Event: International IPOH Fashion Week (IIFW™ ’18): Even Bigger
Venue: Grand Ballroom, Syeun Hotel Ipoh
Date: 9th Nov, 2018
Time: 8pm

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