The Interview

A Cut Above

Renowned for clean cut fabrics and finishing, Malaysian-based brand Khoon Hooi is fast becoming a global go-to for new elegance. We spoke to Creative Director Lee Khoon Hooi, to find out what inspires him and how being an Asian-based designer influences both business and design.

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Bold & Beautiful

When it comes to fine jewelry, we’re championing Anabela Chan. Born into 3 generations of film directors and cinematographers, Anabela grew up in London and Paris, and trained at the world-renowned Royal College of Art and Gemmological Association of Great Britain. Originally trained as an architect and a specialist in print and embroidery design, Anabela worked with Architect Lord Richard Rogers and Fashion Designer Alexander McQueen in London for 7 years before returning to jewellery to launch her eponymous label in 2014. Having adorned the likes of Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Anne Hathaway, Julia Roberts and Lupita Nyong’o amongst other global...

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By Royal Request

Omani designer Amal Al Raisi has been designing kaftans and abayas for over a decade. The mother-of-two has since switched gears to expand her design portfolio with the launch of a contemporary ready-to-wear line alongside her traditional label. Today based in Muscat, she conjures the most beautifully modern creations that still feel rooted in heritage.

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