This time, no imagination was needed because I went to one of Malaysia's notable couture designers, Keith Kee's 10th Anniversary fashion Gala. The past 10 years marked his achievements and how far he has come in our fashion industry! *Congratulations Keith Kee*
The fashion gala was a star studded one with many local celebrities gracing the red carpet at the pre-lounge area. Best part was the fact that everyone was dressed to impress with the "Oscar themed" dress code except for ME! My mouth was agape when I saw the long dresses, some with trails behind, beautifully hand crafted ones even.......Was too busy to get one and I thought people could wear short dresses(GULP) to Oscars no?
Lovely ladies in their beautiful gowns with Andy
A mountain of photographers waiting for the show to begin
Took a picture with Josiah who's also from Hawaii and the Cleo Bachelor 2011 while waiting.. Get the similarity in a way? I lived in Hawaii for the past 6 years and am the Cleo Covergirl 2011...hehehehe(can be pretty lame sometimes):p
The event kick started with Belinda Chee and Chris Tong introducing Keith Kee and his beautiful designs. He made the gowns you are about to see from "recycled material". It's not the traditional recyclable material such as bottles, cans, and stuff, but from scraps and clothes from dresses he previously made but didn't use in the end. Creative and smart fashion designer, he saved it all up knowing he will use it again in the future:)
There were world class performers too such an amazingly talented beat boxer, Shawn Lee collaborating with Dennis Lau on the violin as the music for the models while they are strutting down the runway. And that's what I call INNOVATIVE! The other music collaboration was between Dennis Lau and Lee An from Korea.
Here is a peek into some of my favourite designs which impressed the socks outta me!
The Guest of honour, Keith Kee himself taking the stage during the finale
Not only were Keith Kee's designs beautiful, but it can be worn for different types of occasions especially the short ones. If I own one of those short dresses, I'm pretty sure I can wear them to gala dinners too *winkz* . Besides the creativity, and brilliance behind the designer, another thing that impressed me was his humility and gratefulness to 10 groups of people(to mark the 10th anniversary)he credited durings his "thank you" speech. He took the time to mentioned each and everyone of them, from his parents, to his customers and supporters.
Keep up the good work Keith Kee!
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