The Holy month of Ramadan is underway, and with Aidilfitri around the corner, fashion preparations for the right attire should be on your to-do list this month for the celebration.

This year, we’re seeing more joy and light filling every corner of the room as the Aidilfitri preparations are setting up. No matter where you are, we understand how hard it may be to be celebrating apart from your family again this year. However, that isn’t an excuse to not celebrate and invite your closest friends over for a feast. If you’re feeling overwhelmed and is in dire need of help with fashion prep this year, look no further, as our guide will help you find what suits your style personality. Whether you’re looking for a whimsical batik silhouette from Fern, a traditional-meets-modern design from Khoon Hooi, or maybe something impactful from Monki or Levi’s – keep scrolling and trust us as you won’t be disappointed with what we’ve curated for you. 

Lilit

No stranger to the local scene, Lilit is back with another refined Eid collection this year that’s bound to make you fall in love. Filled with feminine yet classic silhouettes, the Lilit Tetangga collection pays homage to those closest to you this Raya with vibrant colours and comfort in mind. You’ll find flowy designs equipped with functional pockets (we sure do love pockets) as a two-piece or a maxi-length kaftan-like design. The best part? The collection is available in a wide range of sizes, from XS to XXL as well. You can shop for your ideal set online or at their newly-opened store in KL East Mall. 

Fern

Whimsical and enchanting, Fern is celebrating Raya this year with the Orchid series. Taking inspirations from the vibrant hues of the delicate petals, the brand revisits traditional batik motifs to display on the designs. In this collection, you’ll be charmed with soft ruffles, structured pleats, classic cuts and exaggerated sleeves to exude some drama. Get ready to fall in love with the modern-meet-traditional designs ranging from kaftans to kurung sets. The RTW collection will be available in limited quantities and is also currently accepting pre-orders for custom designs. 

Khoon Hooi 

You can never go wrong with a kebaya silhouette, and Khoon Hooi sure knows how to boasts feminine beauty elegantly. With this exquisite ten-piece made-to-order collection, you get to pick designs from the body-fit kebaya styles to a long relaxed fit kurung. What makes it so desirable are the elevated essence of sulam-style lace adornments, scallop-edge trims, crystal embellishments, diamante brooches and brass/crochet medallions – how can you not love it? 

SHALS 

Inclusivity is what local fashion brand SHALS had in mind for Raya this year. Dedicating the SHE RAYA collection to all women of various size, age and style, you’ll discover that the pieces this year are a harmonious blend of confidence with comfort. While staying true to the classics with a modern touch, this collection is worth investing in for Raya and various special occasions. If the classics like Kurung Kedah and Kebarung cut are your go-to silhouettes, then SHALS is made for you this year. 

Monki 

For the first time, Monki has released its exclusive capsule collection in celebration of the Ramadhan season. If you’ve been a fan of the brand, you’ll easily spot the signature bold shades and abstract prints displayed on flowy silhouettes. Take a peek and get ready to dazzle your guests in popping greens, purples, soft golds and lilac shades. If you want to change up your style, feel free to mix and match these separates to match your moods – whether on its own or by styling the high-waisted trousers with a shirt dress. 

Uniqlo 

Trust Uniqlo to have your back in any situation. This year, the collection has a goal in mind by providing comfort with simple elegance. The highlighted product worth having in the men’s department is the innovative Dry Easy Care baju Melayu in collarless and stand collar. With its quick-drying and wrinkle-resistant performances – who wouldn’t want a piece? If you’re looking for a pop of colour, the Batik selections in the women’s department come in a variety of colours for versatility. Just imagine pairing these pieces with your everyday attire to contrast for a laidback Raya look – don’t worry, batik motif shirts are available for the men’s too.

Swarovski

Image credit: Swarovski

Recognise these familiar faces? Swarovski has partnered with your favourite local content creators Asma’ Nasa, Daiyan Trisha, Yaya Zahir, Cik Manggis and Shalma Ainaa to celebrate the importance of making memories with your loved ones. Intending to spread warmth, joy and a sense of togetherness, it’s always important to strengthen the bond of love shared, no matter where you are. To sweeten the deal, try complementing your Raya attire this year with the Symbolic collection that’ll shine bright on you with the delicate celestial range. 

Levi’s

It’s all about comfort and harmony this Ramadhan, and Levi’s is celebrating individuality and personal styles with its effortless collection. In the Wonderfully Made collection, you can look forward to a range of innovative performance tops and bottoms that are breathable, temperature regulating properties and moisture-wicking to keep you cool in the Malaysian heat. If you’re looking for a casual look with an easy colour palette, we think it’s worth checking out the Ramadhan collection for its fuss-free options. Imagine styling your favourite Levi’s denim with these refreshing separates – you’ll be set for life. 

dUCk

In the spirit of Hari Raya, the dUCk Group launches its latest print edition to the family, calling it The Rattan dUCk. It simply brings back to the favourite pastime memories of visiting your kampung/hometown, where the rustic style of rattan chairs and bougainvillaea blooms in your grandparents home. This collection is a humble reminder to remember your roots and the festivities of Raya with your beloved grandmothers. Take a closer look at the print as it features a vintage look with a modern touch with its architectural lines and beautiful weave of contrasting colours. Pair the scarf with your traditional baju kurung or gift the telekung (prayer veil) to your loved ones because no matter where we are, it’s always going to be a memorable celebration.

(Hero image credit: Lilit; Featured image credit: Fern)

Amalina Anuar
Senior Writer
A writer by day and spin instructor by night. Amalina fuels her day with anything that’s covered in chocolate and breaking a sweat in the spin studio. With fashion and music as inspiration, you can find her obsessing over her favourite artist's music videos or swaying to funky tunes at live gigs.