MALAYSIA, 5th May 2017 - L'Officiel Malaysia May '17 issue shines the light on those who dare to go against the tide, those who blaze their own trails and make their own marks in the world. Be it fashion, beauty or lifestyle, those independent voices not only create diversity but are also needed to serve, to some extent, as checks-and-balances of what the mainstream considers fashionable.
"Many friends of mine have been saying that one of the fashion occasions they wish to be at in 2017 is the “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçon: Art of the In-Between” exhibition held at the Costume Institutes. For years, Kawakubo has ditched the conventional catwalk in favour of this kind of avant-garde parade. Closer perhaps to performance art than fashion; this is pretty similar to what I have in mind when presenting L'Officiel Malaysia every month," says managing editor Monica Mong.
"The young labels do not intend to be anti-fashion nor anti-luxury; they are just different. They represent an alternative to the homogeneity and, indeed, the hegemony of fashion today. They are stepping onto the road less travelled – just like what Kawakubo’s been doing – going along a new path in search for the new. In the month of Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons, why don’t we all be a little rebellious?" she adds.
On that note, we list down all the rebels of the moment that you need to know, from the fashion's international indie giants in The Originals to our own local activists in Change The World. Get to know the top models/role models in Model Behaviour, beauty brands' ambassadors in Beauty Activators and check out our picks of masculine timepieces for the ladies in A Gentleman's Touch.
"As Malaysia's leading luxury fashion magazine that perceptibly differs from the others, we present an issue that is daring and international. Rebelling is what L'Officiel Malaysia does best, so this should tell you that this edition is going to bring yet another success story for the team. We're proud to show that the magazine is stronger than ever and, truly, worth your attention," says Olivier Burlot, publisher and CEO of Heart Media.
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.