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The Malaysian fashion scene is about to fly high and of late, we have seen quite a lot of improvement taking place within Malaysia’s fashion industry. Apart from the respected likes of Dato’ Jimmy Choo, Dato’ Bernard Chandran and Zang Toi, celebrated Malaysian designers Yeohlee Teng and Khoon Hooi have also made their presence in the global fashion scene clear with their respective fashion labels being exported to many countries around the world, including the United States and Greece. And in the recent years as well, the country has seen many new talents emerging to grace the local fashion scene. Blossoming like flowers at early spring, these new designers are well-equipped with not just technical and theoretical knowledge’s on fashion, but also a thousand and one fresh ideas in their minds.
One of the future faces of Malaysian fashion scene that perches high on the list is no other than the talented Sandra Azwan. Sandra Azwan is a young Malaysian designer with a lot of potential and more importantly, an exceptional imagination. His characteristic design style could be compared to that of Nicolas Ghesquiere of Balenciaga and he is most certain to have an impact on the fashion industry in the future. Born in Selangor, Kajang in 1986, Sandra Azwan completed his secondary education at Pekula Jaya Secondary School in Sg.Petani, Kedah before he enrolled at the MARA University of Technology (UiTM).
Radical Chic|Spring/Summer 2007-08.
He graduated with BA in Arts and Design (Fashion Design). His final Degree Collection was awarded a Best Collection, Degree Fashion Show 2010 from the faculty of Art and Design of UiTM, Shah Alam. While studying at UiTM Perak in Fashion Design, under the tutelage of renowned fashion designer fashion consultant Faizal Hamid, he started to develop his own trademark features in his designs.
Future Hybrid 2010/11
The features, which include volume applications, use of experimental fabrics and structured architectural looks did not only helped him to create distinguished designs but it also creates appeal to bold fashionistas who are daring enough to experiment with novel looks and styles.
In 2007, MIFA 8: Fashion Forward Award, Sandra captivated the attention of Malaysian and international fashionistas by channeling the 60’s futuristic yet urban aesthetics of Balenciaga (think hard and high standing collars), which he counts as his fashion influence and idol, with the mystifying space age elements of Stanley Kubrick's award-acclaimed movie "2001 - A Space Odyssey" into first ready-to-wear and avant-garde collection, known as 'The Radical Chic".
 Behind the scenes 'Kau Bisu' by Alyah.
Songket Couture Presentation @ Carat Club, Pavilion|2009
Furthermore, Sandra continues pursuing his dreams in fashion by getting involved in great scale projects such as a stylist for Special Songket Couture Fashion Presentation 2007, Inconjuction with Monsoon Cup Terengganu, The Launching of Yayasan Tuanku Nur Zahirah- Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur, Stylist for The Official Launching of Pavilion, Stylist for 2008 Gang Starz TV3– Season 2, Stylist for Britain’s Next Top Model Cycle 6: Episode 11 and The Launch Of A Tribute To Terengganu Songket Exhibition, Carat Club Pavilion in 2009 that are aimed to promote traditional Malaysian fashion textiles to the world and numerous collaboration with international and local  fashion photographers. For further details, contact Sandra Azwan.
Spring/Summer 2011-12. Photographs by Oscar Munar
*Photos courtesy of Sandra Azwan. view my online Portfolio via Talenthouse.com