Corp News Boost Malaysian Designers

16 April 2008

3 min read Gives Boost to Malaysian Designers Fashion Gateway


This year’s Malaysian Official Designers’ Association (MODA) annual Fashion Gateway promises a showcase of captivating fashion extravaganza by aspiring Malaysians in the fashion and related trade with coming on board as principal sponsor of this marquee Malaysian fashion event.


The MODA Fashion Gateway is an annual event where the fashion industry comes together to showcase, educate, inform and promote Malaysian designers and brands with the view of becoming globally recognized. The event culminates in a fashion gala on April 30, 2008 to be held at One Utama Shopping Mall, Bandar Utama with competitors vying for top honours in the following categories; The Malaysian Young Designer Competition (MYDC), The Malaysian Young Model Competition (MYMC) and The Total Look Award.


“The Fashion Gateway is a celebration of diverse talents associated with the fashion industry and Malaysia’s contribution to the world of fashion. Maybank is pleased to support the Malaysian fashion industry through this event and commends MODA for their ongoing initiatives to promote brand Malaysia and continue in the footsteps of other Malaysians who have achieved success in the catwalks of the fashion capitals of the world,” said Ahmad Shareza, Head of Virtual Banking Maybank in announcing the bank’s sponsorship totaling RM150,000 to MODA.


Ahmad Shareza also said MODA’s philosophy of enhancing the lifestyle of Malaysians through fashion similarly embodies objectives. “, as Malaysia’s most popular and largest internet banking portal has evolved to meet customers changing needs and lifestyle. We have a range of facilities and services to assist those in the fashion industry for their business growth particularly in the area of payments, financing to grow their franchise. is most suited to meet this industry need and be a fundamental part of any young designers, models and stylists (hair and make up) financial and advisory portfolio," he said.


“The Fashion Gateway where fashion and the community meets is a great opportunity for Maybank to be partners in empowering future opinion leaders in the fashion industry as well as promoting business growth for this industry," added Ahmad Shareza.