MALAYSIA, 25th January 2017 - Starting the year with a bang, L’Officiel Malaysia kicks off February ’17 issue with the theme of Maximalism - a recognition to the Spring/Summer 2017 runways that were bombarded with the vibe of 80s electric aesthetic by the designers of the new era.
"As fashion becomes increasingly focused on the bottom line, a group of fashion designers are making clothes that creatively subvert the status quo. And these young designers are instantly labelled as rebels," says managing editor Monica Mong.
"Their names are strange and unfamiliar like Vetements, Alyx, Jacquemus and Gosha Rubchinsky. They're a disparate bunch, strewn across multiple continents, united by an approach to fashion at odds with contemporary tropes of luxury: a visual language of distress and decay," she adds.
And in that same spirit of new maximalism, we bring you the right way to do "more is more" in Truth or Dare, the new forces all across the fashion board that you need to know in The New Guard and of course the seasons' trend reports in fashion and beauty as well as jewellery and watches.
On top of everything, check out our exclusive interview with Givenchy's makeup maven Hocine Zeghichi in Talking Trends and find out where your next after-hour hangout spots are in Setting the Bar High.
“With this issue being right on the money as we talk current fashion, dare I say that this creative and cohesive team has accomplished its mission to be that crucial instrument in the local fashion scene," says publisher and CEO of Heart Media Olivier Burlot.
About L’OFFICIEL and L'OFFICIEL Malaysia
L'Officiel magazine was first published in Paris since 1921. Over the years, L'Officiel has helped launch the careers of designers including Pierre Balmain, Cristobal Balenciaga, Christian Dior, and Yves St. Laurent. Today, L'Officiel has since become to be referred to as the "Bible of fashion and of high society".
Published locally ten times a year in Malaysia, each issue of L'OFFICIEL Malaysia led by veteran fashion editor, Monica Mong, brings together the latest style and lifestyle trends fresh from the world's leading fashion houses. Targeted at the well-heeled, and well-travelled 25 to 45 lady, L'OFFICIEL Malaysia is the key fashion reference for the modern woman with a strong focus on fashion, beauty, watches, jewellery and art.
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About Heart Media
Heart Media, the publisher of L’OFFICIEL Malaysia, L’OFFICIEL Singapore, MEN’S FOLIO, PALACE, ART REPUBLIK, WOW, WOW Jewellery, L’OFFICIEL HOMMES Singapore, FORM and ROOM magazines, is committed to publishing market leading magazines and digital media which connect with the region’s affluent and brand-conscious consumers through their chosen lifestyle activities. Heart Media’s titles have established solid reputations in their respective sectors with illustrious track records. Each one has built a strong market presence across Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.
With a vision to strengthen its regional growth and offices in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Hong Kong and Shanghai, Heart Media is regarded as one of Asia's fastest growing media and publishing houses.