Aloha! It’s what Haiwaiians say when they greet you and it is also the inspiration behind Dato’ Jovian Mandagie for Zalora 2019 Raya collection. The official launch of Aloha by Jovian Mandagie for Zalora took place at Level 41, Alila Hotel Bangsar on a breezy Thursday evening of February 28th.
Upon arrival at the venue, guests were greeted with a breathtaking view of the Kuala Lumpur skyline. Registration process was smooth and guests were presented with a pair of chic retro sunglasses as a momento to remember the event by.
At 4.45pm, attendees were ushered into the Alila Hotel pool and lounge area. Instead the typical pool and lounge, the area was converted into a tropical paradise especially for Aloha by Jovian Mandagie Fashion Show. Guests were greeted with a refreshing lime pandan concoction and assortment of yummy finger food comprising of canapes, fruit salad, and tuna roll (to name a few). At this point, everybody definitely feels like they are lounging around in sunny Hawaii!
Among celebrities spotted at the fashion show were Ning Baizura, Atilia Haron, Jasmine Suraya, Luna Azlina, Tengku Azura, Elisya Sandha, Azira Shafinaz, Nadia Brian, fellow designer, Alia Bastamam and of course, socialite and wife to Jovian Mandagie, Datin Nina Ismail Sabri.
At approximately 5.15pm, emcee and host for the event, the gorgeous Amelia Handerson got the event up and kicking. Anticipation were on high as models cascade down the runway and audience were captivated by the simple yet elegant designs.
The prints were inspired by tropical motifs such as coconut and monstera leaves, and flowers like orchid and frangipani. The cuts are kept simple with subtle side drapes, kimono-style tops, and there are options for classic kurung kedah and kebaya cuts. If you are planning for a specific color theme for Raya, fret not! A wide range of color selections are available; from bold colors of mustard yellow, crimson to navy blue, pastel colors of pink, purple and mint.. They are all available for you to choose!
Every great things eventually come to an end. The fashion show wrapped up with a huge round of applause on the appearance by Jovian Mandagie himself. That’s not all, the real attention stealer was Jovian’s adorable little princess, Jeanelle Nika Mandagie who appeared alongside daddy on the runway.
The Aloha by Jovian Mandagie for Zalora collection is now exclusively available on ZALORA website and app. Get them now before they run out of stock!