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The Coolest Asian Fashion Designers To Put On Your Radar Now

Fashion week always brings about new, rising designers and besides the recent Singapore Fashion Week, Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week (KLFW) also saw the likes of cool, emerging designers worth knowing about. To shine a spotlight on these designers, multi-label fashion boutique Society A, known for championing emerging labels from Asia’s thriving fashion scene, has just brought in three up-and-coming brands hot off the KLFW runways. Here, the ones you seriously need to know.

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#1: Jonathan Liang
Founded in 2013, this label is fast becoming a brand to know with its distinct style and unique yet wearable designs. With prior experience at Givenchy, Surface to Air and IRO, this Paris-based designer brings together his experience and creative vision with every piece that is created in his collections. The separates are cool and edgy with a slight contemporary and streetwear slant. What’s not to love? Prices range between S$319 – S$899. What to buy: the cut-out skirt
As the year comes to a close, it’s no doubt that your schedule will be flooded with year-end parties. To stand out from the crowd, this skirt is a great option. What to buy: the red pantsuit
Want to inject a bit of colour into your wardrobe but still keep it sophisticated? Then this is the pantsuit to own. #2: Thavia
The brand’s ethos? They are all about using high-quality materials combined with impeccable workmanship to create fashion-forward staples, detailed-driven classics and statement separates that offer the chic women the versatility to mix-and-match the pieces for different occasions.  Perfect for the modern, contemporary fashion girl, this label aims to be a go-to brand for those who want a stylish, wearable wardrobe without breaking the bank. Prices range between S$79 – S$139. What to buy: suede pants
Switch up your plain black pants for these suede, pastel ones.   What to buy: the outerwear with exaggerated sleeves
Apart from using it as an outerwear, this can also be worn as a top (pictured above). #3: Alia Bastamam
Despite being one of Malaysia’s leading fashion labels, the brand has only recently released its first-ever Fall/Winter collection. The label also boasts three additional lines, including the higher-end Alia Bastamam Atelier line, custom-made Alia Bastamam Bridal collection and the Malaysia-exclusive diffusion label Alia B. The designs are timeless, modern and aims to combine comfort and style. Prices range between S$245 – S$850.   What to buy: the statement midi
We love how chunky and thick this midi skirt is, perfect your year-end getaway. What to buy: the floral co-ord
With an interesting-cut top, this fun co-ord is both elegant and chic. Like this? Check out the new Singapore fashion brand that’s both eco-friendly and super wearable, the under-the-radar New York fashion labels to know and the most elegant slip dresses you need for every occasion.