Hari Raya is officially three weeks away, and we know some of you haven’t started your Raya shopping yet. We completely understand why, because some of you are simply too busy to go out and find the perfect baju raya. However, with just a few weeks till Eid al-Fitr, it’s important to get your shopping done now, before all the gorgeous garments sell out.
Of course, we can’t just go shopping anywhere. We must show some love to our local businesses that have poured their blood, sweat and tears into designing and producing some excellent and magnificent clothes. With that in mind, here are 5 local businesses that you should TOTALLY #sapotlokal to purchase this year’s baju raya.
With Love, Misscha
With Love, Misscha (pronounced Mi-Sha) is a locally owned and operated fashion label that focuses on bright and flirty dresses and modest-wear. When it comes to personalising their own fashion wear, the brand goes all out, offering a wide range of styles, silhouettes, and fabric textures. Their best-selling item is a custom strawberry dress, which comes in sizes ranging from S to XL and is simply too cute not to highlight.
For this year’s Raya, Misscha released a collection of baju kurung that vary in style and colour, from one garment to the next, and feature lovely flower themes that are absolutely too good to not get!
A one-of-a-kind Fleur Lace Kurung with 3D embroidered floral lace and striking puffy sleeves made of silky tulle is featured in her collection. The outfit was inspired by Taylor Swift’s Grammys garment, in which she wowed the red carpet in full floral bloom dress, akin to Misscha’s modest ensemble.
Her custom flower garments don’t stop there; her Blume Flowery Kurung features lovely and colourful floral designs all over the garment, as well as a soft blue tulle on the sleeves to offer the finishing touch.
The Batik Life
You can’t truly celebrate Raya without wearing batik, and The Batik Life is the place to go for the greatest batik in town. The locally owned fashion label is a sustainable brand that integrates Malaysia’s batik tradition with current fashion in a unique way. One of their designs includes a denim jacket with a gorgeous batik motif on the back, making it more unique and striking than any other.
Its modest apparel is not to be overlooked, since their designs and styles are firmly anchored in heritage without sacrificing consumer comfort.
The Batik Life 2022 Raya collection is just to die for, and the brilliant and colourful batiks will mesmerise you. The entire collection is coloured with a dash of pink and blue, to orange and green, making them the most vivid options of all. Plus, the batik motifs range from one design to another, and are just exquisite if you wish to wear more traditional garments for Hari Raya. The Batik Life’s designs are all free size, but the silhouettes are oversized, which is a godsend for our plus size gals.
Check out The Batik Life’s website to purchase your next baju kurung!
Shop at CLO for a modern take on traditional modest attire if you really want a baju kurung with a twist. CLO is a proud Malaysian company whose mission is to deliver Malaysian ready-to-wear to people all over the world, regardless of cultural barriers. Their modern take on baju kurung is simply breathtaking, with designs that will make you squeal with glee and keen to wear during Hari Raya.
CLO Timeless Bloom Collection 2022 features designs that may have been inspired by the traditional Japanese garment, the kimono. The cultural integration of Malaysia and Japan makes the creations much more unique and creative.
CLO’s Timeless Bloom Collection is created entirely from excellent Valentino silk with a unique printed design inspired by the CLO’s owner’s passion for flowers. Each of the four dresses has a kimono-style top and a pareo-style bottom. This trendy brand’s size range is free size, although it may fit up to XL. If you want to amaze your relatives with your baju raya selection, you must get your hands on CLO’s exquisite assortment.
Check out CLO’s website to purchase your next baju kurung! For a closer look at CLO’s exquisite collection, head on over to their pop-up booth at Rumah Tangsi (10th & 17th April) and Tiffin at the Yard (15th -16th April).
There’s nothing wrong if you wish to go ultra-sexy for this year’s Raya. We sure aren’t stopping you from flaunting those curves, and neither is INREA. INREA is an exclusive Ready To Wear clothing brand that caters to modern women, and their collections are inspired by timeless, vintage, resort, casual wear. Ranging from power suits to form-fitting dresses, INREA will make you look like a BOSS in a snap.
If you wish to look like the ultimate baddie for this Raya, then INREA’s gotchu. INREA debuted the AUORA RAYA collection for their bespoke Raya line, which provides modern and distinctive modest dress like you’ve never seen before. The line is available in three simple styles with a contemporary twist.
AUORA Drape Blouse & Skirt, AUORA Ruched Blouse & Skirt, and AUORA Diamond Dress are the three styles included in the collection. These dresses, which are made of beautiful satin, will make you seem opulent without sacrificing comfort. The garments also have a size range of S to XL – which is always a bonus. The garments come in an array of exquisite jewel colours ranging from blues to greens – you’ll definitely have a difficult time choosing your next baju raya.
Check out Inrea’s website to purchase your next baju kurung!
This Raya, we’re getting some retro vibes, as nostalgia chases the fashion industry just as we plan to return to our hometowns. So why not dress up for the occasion? Petit Moi has the right funky and vintage style baju kurung, and you’ll squeal with delight at how charming these garments are. Petit Moi (little me) is a Malaysian business that began as a children’s clothing line, thus the name. However, in 2019, they began to branch out into adult clothing, spanning from men’s to women’s.
Their fashion label upholds the brand’s values of high quality, style, and comfort, which is why their designs emphasize comfort without abandoning aesthetics, particularly for this Raya.
“Eid, With Love,” Petit Moi’s 2022 Raya collection, has pieces that transport you to another era. From tiny small flowers to classic polka patterns, there’s something for everyone. All of the designs are basic yet elegant, with no complicated detailing – the dresses simply speak for themselves, and Petit Moi nails the nostalgic feelings that we all desire.
Check out Petit Moi’s website to purchase your next baju kurung!
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