Hits & misses - Learn from Malaysia's fashion forward few.


Fashion is a way of self expression. We have always been consuming fashion from a consumer’s point of view but there is a growing and vibrant community of makers here in Malaysia who are breaking the status quo by creating their own apparel, creating something which they can truly call their own.

Starting your own apparel line and being given the poetic freedom to be bold with your designs is a thrilling thing to do but with so many challenges in this ever changing and competitive industry; how can your startup make the cut?

Want to have more hits than misses? Block your calendars for this month’s RISE Talks and learn how you can put your name on a fashion label. From the most influential to the newest, find out how your local favorite fashion designers made a mark in the fashion industry.

Featured Enterprise Heroes

Steve Ng (Founder/Managing Director of Cuffz)
Cuffz was founded in 2006 and has been producing corporate wear ever since ranging from shirts, belts, ties and formal wear for both men and women. The company also carries the reputation of being the biggest collection of cufflinks in the world including their novelty range right up to the limited edition pair is handcrafted from the finest precious stones and metals.

Seir Rashid (CEO/Founder of Tempatan Fest)
Tempatan Fest aka The Festival of Malaysian Independent Clothing, started off in 2013. Focusing on brands and clothing with multi faceted ambience that strike colours of art, sport and healthy lifestyle. In 2014, Tempatan Fest has achieved its goal in becoming a nationwide tour bringing the local arts and local clothing culture to a wider market, with over 10+ Tempatan Fest events all over Malaysia in the past two years. Tempatan Fest is one of the biggest movement among youth, designers and young entrepreneurs to highlight their talent in art, culture and business.

Tengku Syahmi (Founder/Creative Director of Tsyahmi)
Established in 2013. As a preliminary to future design venture-Tsyahmi, led by fashion designer, Tengku Syahmi is a fashion label concentrating on accessible luxury ready-to-wear. We are devoted to deliver the future’s lasting design. Here at Tsyahmi, we are consistently exploring the possibilities in co-creating within the spectrum of the creative industry.

Hugh Koh (Head of Design of Pestle & Mortar)
Pestle & Mortar is a Malaysian inspired clothing label. Established in the year 2010 by 3 close friends, it isn’t just about what you wear, but also a projection of our personal lifestyles, culture and homeland. P&M mainly designed around the things we see familiar growing up in South East Asia. This makes it even more personal for us; our geography, through our eyes. The most ordinary and mundane things, sometimes defines who we really are, but more importantly, where we come from.

When and where?

Date: 16th December 2014 (Tuesday)

Time: 7.30PM - 10.00PM

Venue: Dewan Mahkota, Level 5, Block B, Platinum Sentral, SME Corp Malaysia

[Google Map link: http://goo.gl/lYxFSU]

Rise up to the occasion in your pursuit to be the next top designer.

What’s RISE Talks about?

RISE Talks gathers people interested in entrepreneurship over an evening of learning and inspiration. This month, we feature successful fashion entrepreneurs who are creating a buzz in local fashion industry.

At RISE, we’d like to foster a culture of giving before receiving. Do you have an opportunity you would like to share? Post it up our Give & Take Board and let other attendees respond!

  • The event description was updated. Diff#65805 2014-12-15 03:18:58
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Tue Dec 16, 2014
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM MYT
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Level 5, Block B, SME Corp. Malaysia Platinum Sentral, Jalan Stesen Sentral 2, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia