Hari Raya is that time of the year where our Muslim brothers and sisters will be parading their best outfits. In most cases, families will be in a cohesive ensemble in the same colour theme – matching outfits have always been very popular during the festive period.
It also wouldn’t be surprising to know that many have already planned their baju Raya and getting them tailored specially for the entire family. But for those who are constantly on the go and have no time to customise a kebaya kurung or baju Melayu for Aidilfitri, there are many ready-to-wear collections that are available online or in specialty boutiques around town.
Malaysian designers are dishing out their best designs this year with plenty of colours, shapes and silhouettes you can think of. Local fashion designer Syomirizwa Gupta takes on a more personal approach with an elaborate collection that is catered to plus-sized women. There are also several fashion maestros including the likes of Khoon Hooi and Rizman Ruzaini who are all about the bespoke services – especially when you want to look your best during Hari Raya with a one-and-only dress that is tailor-made for you.
This year’s Raya collections celebrate comfort and versatility – outfits that you can pull off beyond the Aidilfitri festivities. These designs are also heavy on colours that are soothing and inspiring at the same time. Let’s take a look at what these Malaysian fashion designers have in store for Hari Raya. (Featured image: Alia B.)