Forget the Silk Road, consider this your new proposition to Tenun Pahang Diraja. Inspired by old Malaya’s romanticism, heritage checks and rich tapestries go tête-à-tête with dramatic pleats for an ultra-glam reprisal of Bawang Putih and Bawang Merah. Check out these exciting outfits from our style shoot.
1. Back to Black
Liven up a monochromatic sarong with chequered prints and a splash of silver.
2. Prints Charming
Channel your inner Prince and wear tenun as a sash instead of a samping (men’s formal sarong).
3. Lady of the Manor
Think Halston-meets-Cleopatra and drape bold fabrics into an asymmetrical gown.
4. In a Cinch
Style up a traditional baju melayu with a sarong disguised as an obi belt.
5. Wrap Stars
Let Tenun Pahang Diraja steal the show and transform yards of silk into a column dress.
6. Head Turner
Give modest headscarves an urban update with J.Lo-inspired hoop earrings.
7. Power Clash
Accessorise pretty pastels with maximalist prints for a playful remix of traditional sarongs.
8. Flight of Fancy
Turn extravagant fabrics into a theatrical top for a unique take on eveningwear.
Photographer: Kim Mun (Hopscotch Photography)
Stylist: Amy Yasmine
Models: Debbie H (TopBoi Citizen), Natasha Noor and Hazeeq Dean (The Models Lab KL)