KEEPING MALAY FASHION IN THE FAMILY

Keeping tradition alive is akin to preserving the flames of a fire. Sharifah and her daughter Adilah work very hard to preserve the fire that is Malay traditional wear through their designer label POYA. This week, the mother-daughter power duo tell us how they create unique pieces that uphold the authenticity of traditional Malay culture

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Q&A with Poya Boutique

1. How do you see traditional Malay fashion fitting in with urban life? Was it difficult balancing the classic elements and modernity? From what we see, the current younger generation often overlooks the differences and versatility of traditional Malay clothing. They miss to see that due to their comfort and wearing ease, these clothes can

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A Day With Poya 2017 – Kurung & Kebaya Affair

EMPAT WANITA DARI LATAR BELAKANG DAN PROFESION BERBEZA DIPILIH UNTUK MENGGAYAKAN KOLEKSI KLASIK JENAMA POYA YANG TERDIRI DALAM PELBAGAI POTONGAN Petang itu riuh sebentar di Ara Damansara dengan kehadiran empat jelitawan ralit memilih baju kurung dan kebaya yang berkenan di hati. Potongan klasik yang menjadi identiti jenama POYA ini sememangnya sering menjadi pilihan buat mereka

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Solusi Pakaian Tradisional, POYA bawakan idea busana klasik kontemporari sambil mengekalkan keayuan wanita melayu yang sofistikated

Sedar atau tidak, kekayaan adat dan budaya yang terdahulu telah mewariskan kita dengan gaya hidup yang penuh santun dan susila untuk memastikan masyarakat sentiasa tampil elegan dan berhemah. Tidak terkecuali dengan fesyen penggayaan seharian, rekaan pakaian tradisional sememangnya menampilkan ajnas gaya mengikut kesesuaian dan keselesaan mereka suatu ketika dahulu. Namun hari ini, ramai yang khuatir

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The Diversity of Malay Traditional Wear

Home to people of different races and religions, Malaysia is blessed with diversity that brings about various cultural elements. Such rich ethnic influences inspired a lot of things and one of the things that was (and still is!) impacted by culture is clothes. Malaysia takes pride in many forms of traditional offerings, but one of

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The Different Types Of Baju Kurung

The outfit known as baju kurung, worn by both Malay men and women, was originally called Baju Kurung Teluk Belanga. The baju kurung’s namesake was a place called Teluk Belanga, located in what was known then as the Republic of Singapore. It is also called Baju Kurung Johor and is used as a template for

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What is Malay Traditional?

Before the 20th century, Malay women still wore kemban (sarungs tied above the chest) with shawl draped over their shoulders. However, Malay royalty used much finer hand-loomed textiles and intricate Malay batik as part of their attire. As foreign trade thrived, different textiles, fabrics and costumes were introduced to the locals. Traders that made the

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