Make a statement and express yourself this Raya with Nala’s festive fashionwear collection which features bold prints and beautiful Malaysian-inspired patterns that the brand is known for.
For the first time, the homegrown brand has designed an extensive Raya range of tailored baju kurung, kebaya and sarong which comes in a wide selection of unique, hand-designed patterns with many prints and colours to choose from.
Duly committed to its Malaysian heritage, the meticulously hand-drawn patterns pays homage to not only the country’s varied cultural backgrounds but also flaunts elements inspired by local flora, fauna and vintage motifs and the latest collection is no different.
The patterns featured in the Raya collection is inspired from Malaysia’s tea and coffee drinking culture which took root from the days when merchants from around the world sailed to our ports. Aptly titled “Kopi Teh”, the collection pays tribute to this heritage with patterns inspired by floral designs from porcelain cups as well as lattices and intricate tilework of the olden day kopitiam, and named after different types of our favourite teas.
“Inspired by my surroundings be it nature, architecture or the country’s rich heritage such as the local kopitiam and the tea drinking culture from teh tarik and masala tea to cha, every one of my patterns have a story to tell. Nala brings a contemporary take on patterns from the past, with each hand-drawn design filled with soul to appeal to all walk of life and is ageless,” said Lisette Scheers, creative director and founder of Nala.
Made from a selection of light cambric cotton for cool comfort and 100% cotton satin for a luxurious feel for all day visiting, the baju kurung (RM399) is available in 8 patterns while the kebaya (RM199) and sarong (RM299) are sold as separates to be mixed and matched as desired. With purchase of over RM500 from the “Kopi Teh” collection, customers will receive a complimentary set of Nala Raya packets specially designed for the festivities.
The Raya collection will be launched at the newly reopened Nala’s Kampung House in Bangsar on May 1. Open from 11am-8pm, “Pasar Gaya Nala” will showcase the new collection of baju kurung, kebaya and sarong, with also fabrics for sale as well as kuih to get into the Raya mood and activities for children.