It’s been five years since Afiq M made his debut on the KL Fashion Week runway, and my, my, my, has he come a long way! This smalltown boy from Rembau, Negeri Sembilan steadily made his way up the fashion scene, and into our hearts and we are definitely looking forward to what he has to offer this year.
Fans of fashion would be quick to notice that the designer stays away from over-the-top, imposing looks that normally inundate the runway, but instead, chooses to stick to form-meets-function, femininity-meets-masculinity and ensures that details and textures take precedence over bold colours.
Afiq M: Afiq Mohamed, and Afiq’s Mother
“It has never been easy but if there’s one thing Mak taught me, it is to keep your head high and keep trying,” Afiq M says, and cites his mother (or Mak) as the main inspiration for his dream, and the core of every design we see today. The single mother who raised a family of five all on her own is the reason for the brand’s daring, unconventional approach in its designs, and eventually trickled down to Afiq’s belief that the strength of his mother is within every woman.
As a brand, Afiq M is all about representing women’s energy and inner beauty. Although some of his designs have been deemed too controversial or too sexy, that is exactly what his aim is: to make every woman feel sexy, comfortable and confident in their own skin, especially in a piece by Afiq M.
I mean, look at how Malaysian celebrities are just loving the pieces by Afiq M:
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Past Favourite KLFW Looks
Despite his busy schedule (read: preparing for his 5th year on the KLFW runway this year), he did manage to indulge us with choosing five of his favourite past looks:
What’s On The Runway This Year?
“This year we are keeping the silhouette minimal but still playful with prints and textures. As for the inspiration, I’d like to think this girl going on an adventure in stylish and comfortable pieces. Think utilitarian and safari vibes,” said Afiq.
While he did not reveal more, he did send us a sneak peek of one of the pieces that be on showcased:
Well, NOW we’re excited to see what he will put on the runway this year!
Stay tuned to see what our favourite looks from Afiq M will be after KLFW!