Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA (MOP KLIA) finally opens to public today, 30th May 2015. It is probably the most anticipated discount outlet for those who lived in central part of Malaysia such as KL and Selangor, since the other outlet (and the debut in this country) is located further south at Johor i.e. the JPO. As the first phase of this Japanese branch, MOP KLIA didn't disappoint - though going there on the opening day was quite an anti-climax itself due to lots of store are yet to be opened.
On the second day of ITEX, a gala dinner was held at KL Convention Center to celebrate the award recipients such as the Gold medalist and the special award winners who made their great achievement during the evaluation session. Unlike the previous years where I typically chose to wear black for this event [CLICK, CLICK], this time I opted to stay away from that and opted for burgundy instead. You might've seen this linen suit by Lambretta I'm wearing coz it's the same I wore in the dinner event of the conference last year i.e. also happen to be at the same venue [CLICK]. So, it's safe to say that it was a reused looks - for yet another year later!
May has arrived. Just like another May in the previous 4 years, I'm gearing up my mind and soul to brave myself to participate in yet another round of exhibition-slash-competition event held at KL Convention Center. This year would be the epic as it's my 10th year anniversary of entering this event - ITEX - not just to showcase my innovation, but for it to be evaluated by the panel of juries. To me, it's one of the most grueling experience I've encountered; everything from the preparation that has been going on for the past 2 months (plus 1 year, including the making of that product) to manning the booth from 10 in the morning until 5 pm, prepping the presentation materials, waiting to be judged by the panels, etc. It's hard work. Hard work of the mind and soul, though I have to admit the real hard work actually went to my team. I dunno whether I wanna go thru this again - but that's what I typically said to myself in the previous years too - yet, I'm still participating... all because of the adrenaline rush that goes along with it. It's very addictive. Being inventive and innovative is indeed truly addictive!
The best legacy Olivier Rousteing brought to the House of Balmain that's inherited from Christophe Decarnin was the continuation of biker pants into the collection for almost each season since his taking reign in 2012. The typical biker pants that's known for its paneled, quilted feature on the knee area has been given a upbeat twist and breathes much sartorial version than what is rather seen on motobikers.