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A Night Of Style At The Inaugural ELLE Style Awards
Date: 14 December 2016
Source: Mongoose Publishing


A Night Of Style At The Inaugural ELLE Style Awards

The movers and shakers of the fashion and beauty world came together last night to celebrate Malaysia's inaugural ELLE Style Awards presented by PANDORA.

Hosted under the stars at the stunning International Sales Gallery, Alya Kuala Lumpur, guests celebrated an evening of style and grace at the prestigious event, which was supported by PANDORA, BMW, Samsung, Moleskin, NARS and Carlsberg. 

“We are absolutely thrilled with how the first ELLE Style Awards for Malaysia has been received,” said Kate Gues, Editor-in-Chief of ELLE Malaysia.  “We are truly thankful to all our fantastic partners, especially PANDORA, who have believed in our vision from the start, together with Samsung and BMW.  And Alya Kuala Lumpur was the perfect venue for our first event.  And finally, I would like to wish congratulations to all our fantastic nominees and winners.  It has been an honour getting to know you better these past few months through the judging process, and in your hands the future of the Malaysia fashion industry looks bright.  Together with the whole team, I look forward to an even bigger and better Style Awards in 2017.”

Dato Sri Meer Habib, Chairman of PANDORA Malaysia and Brunei, said of the evening: “What a fitting end to what has been a fantastic year for PANDORA. We have loved celebrating with the team at ELLE and are honoured to be a part of the inaugural event.”

Datuk Jimmy Choo, Fashion Valet co-founder Vivy Yusof and former Miss Malaysia Carey Ng were among the presenters who gave out 10 awards to Malaysia's leading fashion designers and style influencers. 

The evening also played host to a number of unique activations and engaging experiences from the sponsors: PANDORA got guests snapping in their photobox; Samsung had the hosts take a group wefie from the stage using the Samsung 360 Gear Camera; BMW showcased their i8 series model and NARS had guests queueing up for a go on their claw machine filled with beauty treats. 

A tantalising menu was served by Agak Agak – a food-based social initiative modelled after Jamie Oliver’s ‘Fifteen’ programme, where underprivileged young people are trained and mentored for a career in food. Music for the evening was provided by fantastic acts including Kayda Aziz & Radio 3000, Ryot Jones led by Kyrren Thomas and DJ Dimmi Khalil.

In the lead up to the Style Awards more than 5200 public votes were cast via a series of pop-up events and the ELLE Style Awards online portal at elle.my The votes were then reviewed and discussed by the esteemed judges: Datin Sri Zarida Noordin of PANDORA, industry icons Zaihani Mohd Zain and Tengku Chanela Jamidah, Self-Portrait designer Han Chong and ELLE editor Kate Guest.

The winners were:

CONTEMPORARY LABEL OF THE YEAR
Cassey Gan

BREAKTHROUGH DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Moto Guo

RED CARPET DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Khoon Hooi

CLASSICAL DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Rizalman

INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR
Joe Chia

2016 WOMAN OF STYLE - presented by PANDORA
Kim Raymond

2016 MAN OF STYLE
Brian See

DIGITAL INFLUENCER OF THE YEAR - presented by PANDORA
Daphne Charice 

EDITOR'S CHOICE
Sonny San

MALAYSIAN DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Khoon Hooi

To end the formalities of the evening, Kate Guest presented the prize for Malaysian Designer of the Year to Khoon Hooi and the Editor’s Choice award to the late and much-loved Sonny San, which was accepted by his partner Walter Lo.