Welcome to Melinda Looi Raya Magazine, which presents the latest collection of modern Baju Raya from Melinda Looi, curated specially to celebrate the upcoming Raya season.
In keeping with our rich culture and heritage, the Magazine Collection consists of traditional Malay garments that have been given a fresh, youthful interpretation. Using cool materials – mostly pure cotton mixed with viscose and dobby – the designs bring back the elegance of yesteryear. But, as with all Melinda Looi creations, with a modern twist.
The Baju Kurung, Kebaya and Kedah are crafted with traditional batik prints and, perhaps less traditional, sometimes embellished with lace. They are brought to life in a range of colours – from bright and bold hues like canary yellow, fuchsia and cerise, to softer tones of salmon pink. The kimono cuts, too, are eclectic - combining more androgynous boxy shapes with femininity and fluidity.
Today, as the world goes through a difficult time with the Covid-19 outbreak, we say a private prayer to keep as many people as possible safe. We also hope that the vibrancy of colours and designs in this collection can bring at least a little lightness and joy as we wait for the beginning of a bright new dawn.