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International IPOH Fashion Week (IIFW) 6.0: From Taiping With Love

The stage is set for the 6th edition of International IPOH Fashion Week (IIFW) Fashion with A Heart, From Taiping With Love. That’s right. This edition of IIFW 6.0 will be hosted in Taiping, Perak, over two days on 19th and 20th July, 2024.

opening speech by Mr Louis Sebastian, founder of IIFW, at the press conference of IIFW 6.0
opening speech by Mr Louis Sebastian, founder of IIFW, at the press conference of IIFW 6.0 (photo credit: Rentak Sejuta)

Day 1 (19th July 2024) is a Red Carpet Black Tie Royal Charity Gala Dinner. It will take place at Perdana Ballroom, Hotel Taiping Perdana, from 7.30pm until 11pm. This dinner event will be graced by Her Royal Highness (HRH) Raja Permaisuri Perak Tuanku Zara Salim, members of the Perak Royal Family, foreign dignitaries, celebrities, and guests.

designer Khair Johari will showcase 2 collections, with 13 pieces per collection
designer Khair Johari will showcase 2 collections, with 13 pieces per collection

Expect a fashion extravaganza from ten fashion designers, from Singapore, China, Indonesia, and the Philippines, besides the host country, Malaysia.

Confirmed fashion labels thus far include:
Rette By Tianita
Puan Asperkraf
Batik Esty
D’ Manila Stylist Philippines
Haus of Borneo
Bajuux @ Gene Martino | Polo Haus
Tidalwave Beachware by ViQ
Khair Johari
Kolej Komuniti Batu Gajah

More than eighty models will take to the catwalk to showcase these collections.

Kolej Komuniti Batu Gajah Director En. Mohd Fadzil Bin Ibrahim
Kolej Komuniti Batu Gajah Director En. Mohd Fadzil Bin Ibrahim

Another highlight at this royal charity gala dinner will be a special singing performance by the sensational Ayu Damit. Also joining the list of performers is Malaysian violinist Martin Looi. Look out for his upcoming hit that harmoniously combines the timeless allure of the violin with contemporary pop.

Indonesian artiste Rita NaSiak from Pekan Baru will render her hit songs during the fashion runway show by the Indonesian label, Puan Asperkraf.

To support this charity event, individual tables (10 seats) are available at RM5,000 and RM8,000. There are also three exclusive sponsorship packages – Gold RM50K, Silver RM30K, and Bronze RM10K.

group photo
group photo

The monies raised (after cost expenses) through table sales, sponsorship packages, and donations will benefit:

1. Paediatric High Dependency Unit (PHDU) of Hotel Seri Manjung
2. Taiping Zoo’s animal welfare programme

Day 2 (20th July 2024) is the Street Fashion Runway, to be held at the Raintree Walk Lake Garden in Taiping. The venue will be transformed into a runway for over ten local and international fashion designers, who will showcase their amazing collections. Once again, Rita NaSiak will take on the microphone when Puan Asperkraf showcases their collection. This is a public event and is supported by the Taiping Municipal Council.

IIFW, which earned the coveted Fashion Week Award of the Year 2019/20 under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, and Culture (MOTAC), has become a central platform for positioning Malaysia as a thriving emerging fashion capital by showcasing amazing Perak and Malaysian fashion talents as well as welcoming the world fashion to experience the wonders of Perak through Fashion with a heart.

group photo
group photo

Last year, for the first time, IIFW was taken out of Ipoh, to Manjung. In July, this prestigious fashion event calls on Taiping as the town celebrates its 150th anniversary, commemorating a rich heritage that dates back to 1874.

According to IIFW founder, Mr. Louis Sebastian, “We have worked tirelessly since the event’s inception in 2017 to create a platform that celebrates fashion and fosters local talents. International IPOH Fashion Week (IIFW) will once again demonstrate its remarkable ability to bring together fashion enthusiasts, philanthropists, and the community at large for a noble cause leaving a lasting impact on both the fashion industry and the lives of those in need under the inspiring ‘Fashion tourism with a heart’ motto.”

At the press conference yesterday afternoon, hosted at La Place Café at Quest International University in Ipoh, Chief Executive Officer of Tourism Perak Berhad Cik Nurmalis Musa said, “My heartfelt gratitude to IIFW founder Mr. Louis, his wife Ms. Adeline, and IIFW committee for creating an impactful tourism-oriented fashion showcase in our beloved state of Perak. I also thank the support from all organisations for making Visit Perak Year 2024 a great success.”

IIFW 6.0 poster
IIFW 6.0 poster

The previous edition of IIFW (December 2023) raised RM46,138 for Hospital Seri Manjung. To date, the hospital has received a Philips IntelliVue X3 Patient Monitor valued at RM35,000. Pertubuhan Sehati Perak Kinta (Perak) which is responsible for purchasing the hospital equipment, as the funds are with them, will deliver the rest of the equipment valued at RM11183 in the coming weeks.

Video: Press Conference: International IPOH Fashion Week (IIFW) 6.0: From Taiping With Love

For more information, please contact +6012-3869265 (Ms. Adeline Khan) or visit www.iifwipoh.com / email iifw.perak@gmail.com

Event: International IPOH Fashion Week (IIFW) 6.0 Press Conference
Venue: La Place Café at Quest International University, Ipoh
Date: 7th June 2024
Time: 3.30pm

With love

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