With the Ramadan season just around the corner, Muslims worldwide are preparing for the holy month of fasting, in celebration of Hari Raya. This festive occasion is typically marked with new clothes, open houses, and mouth-watering local delicacies. Fashion labels and designers are all geared up to celebrate this festive season with new Raya collections. This year, restrictions for Raya are finally eased and we can all balik kampung. It’s time to freshen up the wardrobe and glam up the family! We’ve listed some fashion labels where you can find stylish Malay traditional wear in Kuala Lumpur so the whole family can get kitted up for this festive season.
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POKOKS is inspired by nature's beauty. Thoughtfully designed by a mother of three girls, the designs are chic and comfortable for adults and juniors that you won’t mind going matchy-matchy as everyone will look so well put together. From muted colors to vibrant prints, it's hard to resist the gorgeous pieces here not just for kiddos, but for the whole family. The label ships worldwide with free shipping thrown in when you spend the minimum amount set.
Founded in 2014, Belle Babies Design caters for little miss and little masters who want to stand out in the crowd. The clothes are fanciful, fun and flirty, just what every little girl might ask for with plenty of feminine touches. Their Raya collection is out now, so hop online and check out their pretty pieces for your kiddos.
Belle Babies Design, www.bbd.com.my
Founded by Dutch designer Lisette Scheers who grew up in Malaysia, Nala Designs is easy to spot, thanks to their vibrant hand-drawn patterns on fabric that also makes its way to other accessories including handbags and other lifestyle items. This Raya, their pretty baju kurungs, kebayas, and sarongs will make a bright, cheerful addition to your wardrobe!
Nala Designs, UGF-32 Floor UG, Bangsar Village II, Jalan Telawi, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, www.naladesigns.com
Umbi Kids offers fun, contemporary designs that kids will love. The designs are infused with Southeast Asian culture while being mindful of mother nature. Founded by three Malaysians, the online store is just bursting with creativity and pops of colors.
Umbi Kids, www.umbikids.com
Homegrown online fashion shopping site, Fashion Valet is THE place to go to for all things fashion from local designers. Not just that, you can also find bags, shoes, scarves, accessories, beauty items, and more here. Choices are aplenty with numerous designs and labels to opt for depending on your preference. Hop onto their site for a quick browse of their traditional Raya designs or shop in-store.
Fashion Valet, online and in-store at Bangsar Village II, Publika and IOI City Mall, 1 300 88 6060, www.fashionvalet.com
Prefer to design your own traditional wear for Raya? Jakel is the largest textile retailer in Malaysia with yards and yards of fabrics and more, or opt for ready-to-wear traditional designs for the whole family. This year, shop online with the help of their personal shoppers. Browse their collection on their Instagram page to get more information.
Jakel, various locations nationwide including Jakel Square in KL and PWTC, www.jakelonline.com/main
Exclusively designed by a creative mother of five, the collection stylish and chic with quality fabrics. Boasting outfits that are comfortable, fit to the weather, age-appropriate, and high quality, Kenit will tick all the boxes.
Designer Jovian Mandagie never fails to impress with his stunning collection for men, women and kids every season.The whole family can even go color-coordinated for that perfect Raya family portrait. Check out their Balik Kampung collection!
Jovian Mandagie, headquarters in Shah Alam, and boutiques in Bangsar, Bangi, and Kota Kinabalu, www.jovian.com.my
Alia B, www.alia-b.com
INNAI RED, www.innaired.com
Zoe Arissa, www.zoearissa.com