In May, we witnessed the start of Ramadan — the holiest month of the entire year for Muslims. It’s a period of reflection and spiritual growth. The month is also that time of the year when all food-loving Malaysians rejoice at the number of bazaars and buffets available to break fast with family and loved ones.

After a month of fasting and reflecting, it’s time to welcome Hari Raya Aidilfitri. Between all the gatherings and buka puasa events, the day is actually upon us really soon in just matter of weeks. You may notice your do to list start growing by the day — with travel plans, food preparations, and even managing the house decor. But what’s left is preparing your Raya outfits for the joyous occasion, and we’ve got you covered.

Muslimah fashion has indeed evolved into something much more modernised. Local designers put their little twists into it with unique cutting, big prints, and bold colours instead of the normal pastel shades — and everything is done without forgoing the original heritage of Muslimah wear.

We’ve compiled 14 Raya fashion pieces from local designers for you to choose from. Each piece is unique with their own inspirations and ideas behind them, but all are designed to celebrate the joyous Raya holiday.

1

Bernard Chandran turned 70s and 80s kurungs and kebayas into fresh beginnings and cutting-edge glamourous concepts for this year’s collection. Inspired by the glossy Parisian nights of the 70s, the Petang Raya collection is a luminous array of rich colours and textures at play.

Available at Bernard Chandran showroom.

 

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Bernard Chandran turned 70s and 80s kurungs and kebayas into fresh beginnings and cutting-edge glamourous concepts for this year’s collection. Inspired by the glossy Parisian nights of the 70s, the Petang Raya collection is a luminous array of rich colours and textures at play.

Available at Bernard Chandran showroom.

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Bernard Chandran turned 70s and 80s kurungs and kebayas into fresh beginnings and cutting-edge glamourous concepts for this year’s collection. Inspired by the glossy Parisian nights of the 70s, the Petang Raya collection is a luminous array of rich colours and textures at play.

Available at Bernard Chandran showroom.

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Bernard Chandran turned 70s and 80s kurungs and kebayas into fresh beginnings and cutting-edge glamourous concepts for this year’s collection. Inspired by the glossy Parisian nights of the 70s, the Petang Raya collection is a luminous array of rich colours and textures at play.

Available at Bernard Chandran showroom.

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EMEL’s My Chantilly collection features the traditional Malay outfit in a colourful range of lacy prints with lace-motif fabrics that give the illusion of an exclusive and delicate lace textile and colour-block designs.

Available at Emel.my, Zalora, FashionValet and selected Parkson outlets.

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EMEL’s My Chantilly collection features the traditional Malay outfit in a colourful range of lacy prints with lace-motif fabrics that give the illusion of an exclusive and delicate lace textile and colour-block designs.

Available at Emel.my, Zalora, FashionValet and selected Parkson outlets.

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EMEL’s My Chantilly collection features the traditional Malay outfit in a colourful range of lacy prints with lace-motif fabrics that give the illusion of an exclusive and delicate lace textile and colour-block designs.

Available at Emel.my, Zalora, FashionValet and selected Parkson outlets.

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Lush, diverse, and fresh! These are the words that Alia Bastamam used to describe her Raya collection. This year, she’s incorporated colours, prints, and textures but still stuck to her signature relaxed, quiet and modern silhouettes.

Available at Zalora and Alia Bastamam.

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Lush, diverse, and fresh! These are the words that Alia Bastamam used to describe her Raya collection. This year, she’s incorporated colours, prints, and textures but still stuck to her signature relaxed, quiet and modern silhouettes.

Available at Zalora and Alia Bastamam.

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Woo/Fiziwoo X FashionValet Eidul-Fitr 2018 collection focuses on the modern side of women, by emphasising the classic silhouette of the Malay traditional kurung. Highlights of the collection include asymmetrical peplums, bell sleeves and folds.

Available at FashionValet.

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Woo/Fiziwoo X FashionValet Eidul-Fitr 2018 collection focuses on the modern side of women, by emphasising the classic silhouette of the Malay traditional kurung. Highlights of the collection include asymmetrical peplums, bell sleeves and folds.

Available at FashionValet.

12

Malaysia-based global fashion jewellery brand, Wanderlust + Co and Innai Red, have joined together for one of the most unique collaborations for Raya. The jewellery brand’s summer jewellery in shapes of vibrant florets complements Innai Red’s One Raya collection’s elegance.

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Malaysia-based global fashion jewellery brand, Wanderlust + Co and Innai Red, have joined together for one of the most unique collaborations for Raya. The jewellery brand’s summer jewellery in shapes of vibrant florets complements Innai Red’s One Raya collection’s elegance.

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Malaysia-based global fashion jewellery brand, Wanderlust + Co and Innai Red, have joined together for one of the most unique collaborations for Raya. The jewellery brand’s summer jewellery in shapes of vibrant florets complements Innai Red’s One Raya collection’s elegance.

Jolin Lee
Contributor
Unlike most modern-day millennials, Jolin does not need caffeine or alcohol to power through the day (and night). Her eye for beauty is as sharp as her eyeliner flick, and she can spot your unblended eye makeup from a mile away.