Artisans As Key Players in Fashion Industry
Malaysia is a country rich with tradition and heritage. However, many fail to understand the significance of local heritage hence, it was almost like a call of duty to ensure that the wealth of arts and culture is passed down from generation to generation. Over the years of working with @profjimmychoo, fashion producer and designer @dodimohammad grew more attached to that calling. This sentimental is mutually shared by both the renowned fashion designer and shoe-making craftsman. “He is an important mentor to me. My way of looking at life and fashion stems from the foundation i built with Dr. Choo, with both of us stressing an importance in shoe-making heritage,” explained Dodi.
Many would only refer to designers as the driving force of the fashion scene. In fact, the industry is also made up of artisans and craftspeople who are skilled in making fabrics. Designers need makers, and vice versa as artisans are essentially the gifted makers in the fashion scene who are endowed with the talent to create things by hand.
In this year’s KL Alta Moda event, Dodi will be presenting his designer shoe collection - Italian handcrafted shoes with Kelantan silver jewellery - in which he has handpicked five master Kelantanese craftsmen to create the silver pieces. There will also be a songket presentation by Yayasan Tuanku Nur Zahirah along with brands such as @Dsquared2, @MaisonMargiela, MM6 and etc.
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