Nevertheless, there is always silver lining to everything. In fashion’s case, it will be Sandra Azwan’s groundbreaking architectural approach to his design in his Cruise 2014 collection.
Graduated from the MARA University of Technology in Fashion Design, Sandra does not need further introduction as his creations are often seen in glossy; glamour-laden fashion spreads across major Malaysian fashion publications in Malaysia.
Inspired by books, movies, music and architecture, Sandra subsequently develop his love for structural designs that has since become part and parcel of his design DNA.
Even the word ‘fashion’ itself serves as his muse as it thoroughly feeds him and inspires him to conjure a collection of creative confections that serve more than its purpose but also a series of wearable masterpieces.
Believing that an outfit should reflect a wearer’s personality, Sandra tend to go beyond boundaries to ensure that his designs are unique and original whilst bringing out the character of a woman, especially fashionistas who are willing to take the risk to experiment with novel looks and styles.
He continuously asserts, “I wanted to create garments that would fit beautifully and perfectly into everyday life, and would be worn through the eyes of the wearer, how and when they wanted."
Moving away from the typical holiday-esque notion that is omnipresent in most designer collections, the pieces are indeed wearable, providing wearers with inimitable fashion statements.
Sporty is the theme du jour for Sandra Azwan’s prêt-a-porter collection. Furthermore, the collection also displays two of Sandra’s well-known fortes – creative pattern cutting and sophisticated tailoring.
The energetic nuance is strongly felt in the forms of sport jackets, soft pleated skirts with contrasting hems that are akin to tennis skirts and the utilisation of front zippers – one of the common features that are present in sporting apparels.
On the other hand, simple yet intricate detailing such as pointed pagoda shoulders will certainly enticed fashion risk takers.