Corum Presents Pearly Wong Sze Women Of Hope Fashion Show
Supported by Swiss watchmaker Corum and the United Nations Refugee Agency, the Sze Women of Hope Fashion Show saw bold, billowy garments designed by Pearly Wong and sewn by refugee artisans from Pakistan and Myanmar.
While refugess are often invisible and isolated due to reasons beyond their control, the Malaysian designer is providing them with vocational training plus a platform for them to sell their products.
Guests ran the gamut from UNHCR representatives Richard Towle and Brian Gorlick to restaurateur Lynn Siew.
Photos: Shaffiq Farhan
Chris Wan, Pearly Wong (third from left) and Richard Towle (far right) with the refugee artisans from Pakistan smiling for the camera after the show.
Chloe Chin, Philip Leong and Andrea Chua
Fancy Goh, Lyndia Lee and Rachel Yap
Evangelin Yan and Cherrie Mun
Elaine Tan, Tania Tan and Teresa Thian
Ereena Jefri and Tym Fatimah
Martin Puchrik, Ivan Bubalo, Piotr Leopold and Gabriel Soriono
Addy Chia and Shumin Lee
Michelle Chai and Lyn Siew
Tengku Syahmi, Qristina Lim and Jimmy Ong
A cultural performance by young Burmese dancers kicks off the show
Mark Tan and Joan Tan
Nick Fong and Cassey Gan
Inez Zouaoui and Edwin Jacquez
Michelle Pong, Michelle Ooi and Lina Ooi
Marth Maier and Ron Sparling of Manza Charities
Daphne Charice, Jane Chuck, NaNa, Ash, Cherrie Mun and Evangeline Yan
A model from Attitude Models & Production in a Pearly Wong creation
Bold, billowy designs made up the Pearly Wong Sze Women of Hope collection
Tailored to the Malaysian market, the collection is made from light, breathable fabric.