Much excitement has been brewing over KL Fashion Week 2019 which was recently launched, so naturally, we’d have to get up close and personal with one of the most popular opening acts — Mimpikita. (Fun fact for our foreign friends: Mimpikita is a combination of the words ‘mimpi’ and ‘kita’ which literally translates to ‘our dream’.)
Three sisters, Mira, Syahira and Nurul set up Mimpikita in 2008, and while their followers on social media (as well as buyers and customers) have been growing by the number, their biggest feat to-date could possible the fact that they had presented their work at London Fashion Week back in 2016.
Just imagine, three girls who had no formal training in fashion began by setting up a blog shop, participating in weekend bazaars and even sharing their father’s office space before finally reaching the point where they believed that they could be successful.
Fast forward to years later, Mimpikita has now been established as part of the crème de la crème when it comes to fashion shows — especially if they are as big and as hyped up as KL Fashion Week, of course!
But first, let’s take a look at our (and the founders’) favourite five looks from the past KLFWs:
Now that we’ve seen very versatile looks that they previously designed, what can we look forward to this year from Mimpikita at KL Fashion Week 2019?
Here’s a hint: the three sisters admit to being influenced by their parents, especially their architect father. Their childhood meant being surrounded by a world of art and architecture, and the fashionable trio said, “We love travelling and we grew up spending countless holiday breaks on cultural and architectural travels.”
When we asked them if they could divulge anything about the upcoming show, all they said was, “Be the Wanderer, explore the world through travel, discover new experiences in life and be inspired.”
So there you have it, Mimpikita’s KL Fashion Week 2019 theme is travel, and we are absolutely all over it!
They also added, “The fabric selection for our upcoming SS20 collection comprises satin silk and cotton, while the techniques used include patchwork and embroidery and fabrics used are bright, colourful with a hint of earthy tones that are more rustic reflecting travel and functionality.”
While we’re highly curious to see how they are going to translate this theme onto fabric in that signature Mimpikita way, we can’t wait to share our favourite looks with you soon.
Until then, stay tuned and keep an eye out for our KLFW 2019 articles! More to come soon!