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International Ipoh Fashion Week: Fashion for A Good Cause

 

Running on the theme “Even Bigger”, the International Ipoh Fashion Week 2018 (IIFW ‘18) will be held from November 9 to 11 to showcase Malaysian-based fashion talents globally and welcoming the world to the wonders of Perak.

IIFW ’18 serves as a platform to generate funds for the benefit of the neonatal intensive care unit of the General Hospital. With the aim of saving tiny babies, table tickets for the opening charity gala dinner on Friday, November 9 at 7pm at Syeun Hotel is priced at RM3000, RM2000 and RM1500 nett per table.

Besides Malaysia, the homegrown event will also feature fashion labels from China, India, Singapore, US and Nepal. Vic Teo, Ipoh-born international artist and music producer based in Taiwan, is slated to perform.

The second night from 7pm will see a display of Islamic fashion, modern cultural fashion (ready-to-wear) and avant-garde hair trends. Tickets for runway show on Saturday, November 10 at Syeun Hotel is priced at RM30 each.

As for the closing ceremony at Lost World of Tambun on Sunday, November 11 at 7pm, it is strictly by invitation. Accompanied by flaming percussion, there will be a unique closing runway of pret-a-porter (ready-to-wear), hairdo show, sports accessories, safari and resort theme wear.

“This year we have 30 female models and five male models who will be parading at the IIFW. We are proud to have on board Dr Nomee Ashikin, wife of Menteri Besar, who happens to be the advisor for IIFW. We thank her for all the support. Part of the proceeds for this year’s event is channelled to general hospital’s neonatal unit. Last year, it was channelled to the paediatric cancer unit,” explained Louis Sebastian, Founder and CEO of IIFW during a press conference held on Monday, October 22 at Lost World of Tambun.

Present was Tan Kar Hing, Executive Councillor for Tourism, Arts and Culture. “The state government is giving full support for IIFW. This is a wonderful programme and I hope it can bring more tourists to Ipoh and Perak,” Tan stated.

IIFW ’18 is open for sponsorship, marketing opportunity and donors. For booking and enquiry, please contact 012 386 9265 / 012 508 1969 or email to iifw.perak@gmail.com.

Mei Kuan

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Tan Mei Kuan

Tan Mei Kuan graduated with first-class honours and book prize from University of Malaya majoring in languages and linguistics (English). She is proficient in both written and spoken English and Malay. She is also conversant in Mandarin and has knowledge of Japanese and Korean languages. Mei Kuan has been on the Dean’s List for three years running. Having written for the campus newspaper and residential college magazine, joining Ipoh Echo has helped utilise her writing and language skills. In her spare time she enjoys running (races).

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