Keith Kee’s East Is Red 2014 Collection
Before the joyous holiday season kicked in, Paradigm Mall hosted a month of fashionable events with the theme Paradigm in Style – Fall/Winter 2013. The series of runways started off with Keith Kee Couture’s East is Red Chinese New Year 2014 Collection on 27th November 2013
This celebration saw designer Keith Kee debuting his exquisite designs in brand new ranges of qipaos for the ladies, as well as mandarin collar-inspired pieces for the men, at Paradigm Mall
Though the collections boast of vastly different styles and looks, these 50 outfits feature the predominant usage of Thai silk, Shantung silk, French lace, Italian lace, chiffon, silk crepe, and tulle net materials. Kee’s preference for such thin and translucent fabric and materials is for practicality purposes as Chinese New Year usually coincides with warm weather, especially in Malaysia.
The casual qipao designs are bright and colourful, making them appropriate for day and night wear, while the evening gown-inspired qipao pieces are more appropriate for functions of grandiose, and can also be suitable for brides during dinner functions. As for the avant garde creations, the femininely structured gowns are accentuated with a twist through the incorporation of abstract origami art, providing them with a bolder, red carpet appropriate look
This festive celebration, which was emceed by Amelia Henderson, saw a handful of our country’s top celebrity models on the runway, and they included Amber Chia, Kelly Jagan, Belinda Chee, Emily Lim, Joey Leong, Wilson Tan, James Ng, along with beauty queens Gabriella Robinson, Nadine Ann Thomas, Carey Ng, Thanuja Ananthan, Lenna Lim, Denise Tan, Zhiny Ooi, and Fancy Goh. Guests were also entertained by violinist Dennis Lau and serenaded by singer Michael Leaner during the showcase