Inspired by the 1935 silent dance film ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, we’ve fallen in love with Malaysian designer Alia Bastamam’s latest collection. “You finally get to be the princess you’ve always wanted to be,” explains Bastamam. “That’s why I decided to have a fairytale back story and make the collection ethereal – it’s definitely a bit more extravagant than usual.” Hand-sewn embellishments add sparkle and a hint of bohemian charm, while elements such as the clean round neckline, cropped top and signature wrap keep the styles modern and sophisticated.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
The design aesthetic of Alia Bastamam brings a cool, comfortable and neoteric up-to-date culture into the glamorous and enduring idea of fashion. And it always best suits what women want. Drifting through a wanderlust composed of luscious, wispy movements of soft fabric, sophisticated risqué for subtle sex appeal, and sharp cuts and fine tailoring for a substantial dash of class.
Alia is inspired by unequivocal beauty at first sight and what looks best on a woman. She carefully reflects the charmed classic vintage works of Valentino Garavani and Roy Halston, the edged contemporary tones of Zac Posen and Haider Ackermann, as well as the playful nonchalance of Stella McCartney.