“The moment we stop learning, we stop growing in whatever that we are doing in our lives”

Dr. Azizan Osman

At Zleqha, we do believe in order to achieve our dream, we must get closer to people who already achieved it. In that way, we can learn the dos and don’ts as well as tips from these successors.

Alhamdulillah, last 2 weeks we got an invitation to join the interview session in regards with the upcoming event; Malaysia Fashion Week (MFW) which is organized by Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) and STYLO. This programme is called “MFW 215 Fashion Incubation Initiative spearheaded by Datuk Professor Jimmy Choo”. This programme has been initiated in the effort to encourage and support emerging and upcoming designers to participate in MFW.  It was a short notice, but Alhamdulillah we managed to come up with our best collections and we passed the interview session with flying colours.

MATRADE’s mission is to promote Malaysia’s export to enable many local companies to carve new frontiers in global markets. They are putting spotlight on capable and talented Malaysian companies on the international stage, plus to make sure the phrase “Made In Malaysia” become synonymous with excellence, reliability and trustworthiness.

We met a lot of other talented designers there. Some of them are young designers too. We were amazed how they express their passion and interest in fashion industry through the designs. It was really nice to know them. In fact, some of them do not have any experience in fashion industry at all. They were aviation lecturer, talented singer, professional architect and many more. It’s obviously shows that how passion can really drive someone to do something special and extraordinary. Some are talented in making custom made shoes, some are in batik painting industry, baby and kids apparel and many more. We wished them the best of luck and may we cross path again in the future.

For the coming MFW, Datuk Professor Jimmy Choo has been selected as the honorary advisor. Meeting him in person was really amazing. He is a very humble man given to his titles and all his success stories. He is one of the success people who build each other up, motivate, inspire and push each other.  We can’t wait to be mentored and trained by this beautiful soul in the future, InshaAllah. Pray the best for us!


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