Zakwan Anuar FW 2013/2014 & Debut Menswear

Zakwan Anuar Womenswear Menswear Zakwan Anuar FW 2013/2014 & Debut Menswear

They say “Womenswear designers pool is over-saturated.” So what would happen when womenswear designers start designing for men?

That’s probably a very layman question and possibly irrelevant in 2013, where menswear are adopting trends from womenswear more than ever. It became an anticipation when I received the invitation to Zakwan Anuar Fall/Winter 2013/2014 show at KLPac yesterday. During the show, he debuted a few looks for men.

22-year-old Zakwan Anuar is a young and rising Malaysian designer. And for a young man who was a Law student, he’s certainly very talented in what he’s doing now. (How many computer programmer can do calligraphy? #JustSaying)

Zakwan Anuar Fw2013 Fashion Show Zakwan Anuar FW 2013/2014 & Debut Menswear

Zakwan Anuar Collection Fw Zakwan Anuar FW 2013/2014 & Debut Menswear

Zakwan Anuar Sheila Majid Zakwan Anuar FW 2013/2014 & Debut Menswear

Maxmayo Sheila Majid Zakwan Anuar FW 2013/2014 & Debut MenswearI don’t know much people there but I certainly recognise her – Sheila Majid! She’s a fan of Zakwan Anuar

Zakwan Anuar Bunny Zakwan Anuar FW 2013/2014 & Debut Menswear

Bokeh Zakwan Anuar FW 2013/2014 & Debut MenswearBokeh

For this collection, Zakwan goes “modern retro and matured”, inspired by Wes Anderson’s movies. The show arrival started at 8pm and the catwalk started around 9.30. (Lesson: “Fashionably late” is a skill)

Zakwan Anuar Runway Setup Zakwan Anuar FW 2013/2014 & Debut Menswear

Zakwan Anuar Runway Zakwan Anuar FW 2013/2014 & Debut MenswearMy seat.

Before the show while guests were still coming in…
 Zakwan Anuar FW 2013/2014 & Debut Menswear

The show ran with the men’s looks inserted in between the women’s looks. Here are the highlighted men’s looks:

Zakwan Anuar Menswear 3 Zakwan Anuar FW 2013/2014 & Debut Menswear

Zakwan Anuar Menswear Look 2Signature “Boxy” style
Zakwan Anuar Menswear Look 1Something that I would wear…

The women looks, if you’re interested:

Zakwan Anuar Finale

Zakwan Anuar Fashion DesignerZakwan Anuar, the designer.

I love the burgundy / red touch in the menswear looks. The looks are very structured, clean and minimalist chic, just like the womenswear. I’d love to see more men’s looks from Zakwan in the future. Probably with more colours (I like the gold pants in the women look.)

Zakwan Anuar is available at SEETHROUGH Concept Store.

Hope you enjoy the pictures. 🙂

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