Feb 10, 2017

Regionwide search platform for Asean designers to shine

So yours truly was over at the AirAsia RedQ for the first time yesterday for the launch of the AirAsia’s Runway Ready Designer Search 2017 and I have exciting news for those who aspire to be fashion designers...

This would be because aspiring fashion designers across  Asean region will be getting the opportunity of a lifetime, since the search has expanded to cover all ten Asean countries this year.


So if you are from one of the Asean countries and has always aspired to be a fashion designer, do not miss out on this golden opportunity as the competition will be doing audition tours across the capitals of each country throughout April to June in search for the top two aspiring fashion designers to represent their country at the Grand Finale which will take place in Kuala Lumpur this August.

The winner of this regional designer search will walk away with prizes worth at least RM350,000 including a confirmed slot in KL Fashion Week Ready To Wear 2018, RM25,000 sponsored by FashionValet to produce a capsule collection which will be sold on FashionValet.com, 150,000 AirAsia BIG Points as well as AirAsia flights and more.

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Renowned fashion designers from each country such as Q Design and Play from Thailand, Anthony Ramirez from the Philippines and Mel Ahyar from Indonesia will be part of the panel of judges for the auditions at each respective cities; while Founder of KL Fashion Week Ready To Wear, Andrew Tan and Co-Founder of FashionValet, Vivy Yusof will be permanent judges across all auditions throughout Asean, how awesome right......so do not miss out on this chance... 

Malaysia’s very own Alia Bastamam, renowned fashion designer as well as Yang Mei Ling, Editor of FEMALE Malaysia magazine will also be part of the judging panel for the Malaysian auditions. 

This designer search is open to all individuals of any nationality, 30 years of age or below and residing in any of the ten Asean countries. 

Three (3) women’s ready-to-wear sketches inspired by Asean destinations are to be submitted with the complete registration form available at ​ klfashionweek.com

            Participants can also get more information by                                emailing  aarrds2017@klfashionweek.com.

AirAsia is also KL Fashion Week Ready To  Wear 2017’s Preferred Travel Partner and will be flying in fashion designers throughout the AirAsia Group’s extensive route network including from India, China, Australia, Japan and South Korea to be featured on the KL Fashion Week Ready To Wear runway from 16 - 20 August 2017.

Follow AirAsia’s YouTube Channel (youtube.com/user/AirAsia) for webisodes featuring the journey of all participants or follow the hashtag #AirAsiaRunway on other social media channels such as Facebook (facebook.com/AirAsia) and Twitter (twitter.com/AirAsia).

AirAsia Runway Ready Designer Search 2017 Audition Schedule

1 April 2017
Manila, Philippines
8 April 2017
15 April 2017
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
22 April 2017
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
6 May 2017
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
20 May 2017
Bangkok, Thailand
 27 May 2017
Yangon, Myanmar
 3 June 2017
Jakarta, Indonesia
10 June 2017
Vientiane, Laos
 17 June 2017
Phnom Penh, Cambodia


  1. such a fun event to see all the pretty ladies.
    its been a long time since I last visit a fashion show.


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