Stylish, smart and successful, these ladies are the new generation of fashion frontrunners that are blazing a trail in the industry.

Often seen in fabulous outfits as they attend the many social and fashion events in town, these young ladies are more than just another pretty face.

Armed with beauty and brains, they are the emerging talents of the Malaysian fashion scene, who have grand visions and plans to elevate the local industry.

From pioneering in pre-owned designer retail to supporting emerging fashion designers, these four ladies are set to push Malaysia into the international scene.


Nur Nadia Nasimuddin

Celebrating her retail company Portluxe's one-year anniversary last month, Nadia Nasimuddin has proven to us that her unique retail concept is one to watch out for. 

Essentially a platform that gathers pre-owned items and re-sells them to new owners, Portluxe has garnered a legion of loyal supporters including the style icon Marion Caunter, who has recently put up some of her fashion pieces for sale at Portluxe.


Sereni Linggi and Shen-Tel Lee

Once featured on US hit-series 'Gossip Girls', Sereni&Shentel, a homegrown accessories brand co-owned by Sereni Linggi and Shen-Tel Lee has grown to prominence in the last few years. The brand is also known to be one of the few brands that fully Malaysian made collections.

With a grand vision and immense passion, Sereni&Shentel has embarked on a new journey with Elizabeth Lee-Yong to launch a new retail concept store in Publika, named The Playground Borneo.


Lim Ai Chiin

Formerly a scientist by profession in London, Lim Ai Chiin is a fairly new face to the local fashion scene. After seeing a great potential in the Malaysian market, the entrepreneurial lady started Cuevolution, an online retail platform that aims to promote both local and international emerging talents.

Almost a year into the business, she has gained a long list of great talents including Cassey Gan (Malaysia), Cristina Sabaiduc (London), Maricel Pamintuan (Brunei) and Eugenia Kim (New York) to be stocked in her company.


Ung Yiu Lin

The owner of, not one but two fashion brands, ShoesShoesShoes and KLutched, Ung Yiu Lin rose to international fame when her line of designer clutches, KLutched, was scouted and stocked at Galeries Lafayette, Paris and she has never stopped growing since.

Now, the fashionista has established four retail outlets in the city that stocks a list of emerging designer brands, in addition to her two labels.


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