18.4.11

My exclusive interview with STARMAG!

“I try to challenge myself to exceed my boundaries, to make my label original and recognizable. And keep on having fun with fashion!” Sandra Azwan 

Does the generation of Malaysian designers have what it takes to appeal to today's fashion savvy audience?
Stories by Dzireena Mahadzir
starmag@thestar.com
Via TheSTAR|STARMAG, Sunday 17 April 2011

He knew exactly what he wanted when he enrolled in Uitm: To hone his skills and start his own label-“I have always had the drive to create fabulous fashions.”After completing his studies, Sandra set out to make his way in the industry, as he considers it a privilege to be able to continue chasing his dream of becoming a designer.
Sandra says he is inspired by the word of “fashion” itself: it feeds him and inspires him to come up with creative designs. A lot of his designs are sparked by ideas that come through books, movies, music and architecture, basically anything that catches his eye. His main fashion influence is Balenciaga, specifically under Nicholas Ghesquire.
Sandra believes an outfit should reflect the wearer’s personality. His design are about identifying the personality of a woman and making it unique and exclusive through design: “They are totally for fashionistas daring enough to experiment with novel looks and styles.”
He describes his label as fashion forward, modern, futuristic, feminine, elegance and sophisticated. His first collection, in 2007-08, was inspired by 1960’s fashion and was called “In love with Twiggy”. It was created for MiFA(Malaysian International Fashion Award) competition. He went on to become one of the finalist for MiFA 2008. His final degree project in 2010 was inspired by Zaha Hadid’s radical approach to architecture and was called “Future Hybrid”.
Sandra’s latest collection, for spring/summer 2011, has futuristic elements and is all about modern life. Clean shapes and complementing patterns make for interesting silhouette while the use of white and nudes gives the collection a certain simplicity and freshness, and adds elements of youth and audacity.
He wants to see just how far he can go in this field that he loves: “I try to challenge myself to exceed my boundaries, to make my label original and recognizable. And keep on having fun with fashion!”

Via TheSTAR|STARMAG
*Photos courtesy of Sandra Azwan.

23 comments:

Izz Latif said...

~Urm~
Izz ada terbaca masa kat KFC mlm tadi
(^^)
good Job Sandra!!

www.izzlatif.blogspot.com

Dewi, Her Name said...

i read it a few times yesterday :)my cousins was all "fiqah,fiqah ure friend is on the paper!" haha lol

Nur Intan Syafinaz said...

En. Sandra Azwan..hope that you'll be the best fashion designer..insyaallah:)

DDFABULOUS.COM said...

excelent and fabulous job sandra...new young designers yg makin bersinar...gituhhh..

Anonymous said...

great sandra....keep it up!!! like ur design n artwork...different form others...

Anonymous said...

congratz sandra....gud job n keep it up....like ur design, idea , artwork. different from others designer in malaysia....fabulous!!!

Madam Sooyaree said...

Congrats dear, keep it up! Proud to see some fresh ideas from young talented designers!

ADZA IRDAWATI aka MAK DARA said...

wow congrats Sandra!!!!!!!

GreenAppleKu.com said...

Tahniah Sandra, tumpang bangga dari jauh..

Mama Kembar 3 said...

Congrats sandra! tumpang bangga gak nih. i'm sure we'll be seing more of these in the future :-)

Nur Rabiatul Adawiyah said...

congrats ^^

Tun Aqilah said...

hehehe
i read that a few time last night
CONGRATULATION sandra
keep it up :D

Lynnie said...

Congratz!
May your success last forever and ever :D

::FAIZ FARISH:: said...

Tahniah Sandra

d.e.e.n.a.YAYA said...

congrats sandra...keep it up :)

TinaSofea said...

brp hb pnye??tak jumpe pun??uwahhh

Zuewairy said...

wowowowow! tahniah.

Nazim Nasri said...

tak tahu lagi bila. kena tunggu dia decide lah bila nak p makan.

ermm nape? mahu join? hehe JOMLAH. :D

miszlullaby said...

dat was soooo cool!
clap clap clap~ (denga tak ML tepuk ni?^^)

ErikaToh said...

Tepuk amai-amai, belalang kupu-kupu,
tepuk ramai-ramai, Sandra senyum tersipu-sipu~!! :P

C-O-N-G-R-A-T-U-L-A-T-I-O-N-S SANDRA AZWAN!!! You're the MAN!!! I'm so proud of you!!! Woohooo!!!^^

si ngokngek said...

haha,saya baca nih kt sekolah..patut lar macam kenal rupanya sandra..good job!!

EimaruSi|ence™ said...

Tahniah sandra!

isma izzaty ilham said...

nice.. :)