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Malaysia’s “King of Fashion” presents songket dress at Buckingham Palace



Datuk Seri Bernard Chandran’s exquisite designs are often known to catch the eye of his prestigious international clientele, like the Brunei royalty.

Now, Malaysia’s “King of Fashion” has gone on to impress another royal family, specifically the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton.

 Kate seems very impressed with what Bernard has come up with.
As seen on Bernard’s Instagram, the famous fashion guru had posted several snaps of him with Kate and expressed his excitement with the following caption: “SHE WANTS TO KNOW MORE”.

His latest creation consists of a bustier dress and floor-length overcoat made from songket, a traditional woven fabric from Malaysia.

Bernard talks about how he came about with his creation.
In a recent interview with Buro 24/7 Malaysia, Bernard stated that he was extremely excited to showcase a design that enabled him to incorporate elements of tradition and cultures of Malaysia and bring it to new light.

“I have explored with textures and materials that included the songket – a traditional Malaysian brocade textile that is usually hand-woven, and intricately patterned with gold or silver threads, favoured mostly by the royalty,” he said.

“Traditions that may be deemed mundane and dull to some can be given a ‘nouveau’ sense of modernity and individuality that is of international standards,” he added.

(Photo Source: Bernard Chandran’s Instagram page)

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