CHANGING ORDERS
MEN'S FOLIO Malaysia|March 2021
Introducing new faces in Malaysia’s arts and fashion scenes, who are giving creativity a different meaning.
Syazil Abd Rahim

SKYE, FASHION STYLIST

At 21 years of age, Skye has had extensive experience working as a fashion stylist and a photographer for e-commerce brands, commercials, modelling agencies, celebrities, musicians, and the list goes on. Having a great passion for fashion, a prevailing taste and styling acquisition from London College of Fashion, the young fashion enthusiast sees herself in this career path for a long, long time.

What is your personal style?

I would say I’m usually dressed in Y2K-inspired outfit or some timeless, everyday wear.

What is the worst fashion crime?

Wearing sneakers without socks.

How would you define a timeless trend?

They are clothes that fit you perfectly and are comfortable, like a flattering pair of jeans or trousers or a top that has the right length at all the right places; something that you don’t have to worry about because you know you’ll look good in it.

What is your thought process when it comes to creating fire-cracking styles?

I’d sum up my creative process as always trying to capture a feeling or a mood I want. I usually base an outfit around a main piece; it could be anything from a hat to a shoe. To make it a bit more popping, I make sure the pieces have contrasting features.

You have a distinctive presence on social media. Do you see it as an extension of yourself?

I don’t feel like I have a big presence on social media but I do use the as a platform to showcase my work, myself and also to connect with people. It’s the easiest way to present yourself and also give people an impression of who you are as a person. So, in that sense, I do see it as an extension of myself, and I do want to grow my online presence as it is quite important in this day and age.

Who are the three homegrown designers currently on your radar – and why?

Motoguo is my favourite Malaysia’s designer; their garments are just a work of art and I never get tired of what they put out. And then there is Caro Chia. I love the materials she uses and how feminine and elegant her pieces are. Last but not least, Ghostboy. The cutting of their design pieces so well to fit the body, and the brand’s sustainable philosophy is a huge bonus.

Do you see any changes in the Malaysian fashion-scape that you are happy about?

Nothing major, but I just love seeing more and more people getting dressed up when they go out. Something I would like to see more of is support of the local creative talents. I feel we’re not lacking in terms of talents and with more appreciation we can definitely create a healthier creative ecosystem.

RICHMOND TAN, HAIRSTYLIST

Following her sister’s footsteps, Richmond Tan is carving his name in the local hairstyling industry, creating arrays of hairstyles that are up-to-the-minute for clients that spans from celebrities to fashion figures and models. Taking inspirations from fantasy movie costumes and characters, this 26 years young hairstylist is not afraid to go against all odds.

What are the biggest men’s hairstyle trends this season?

I’d say the mullet haircut from the runways are taking over the streets; and also medium layered hairstyle.

What is the one current style that we can create ourselves at home?

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