The 5 Malaysians Who Made Into The ‘Industry Of Style 500’ Record

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The Industry of Style curates the BoF 500, a definitive index of people that formed the worldwide model business of these days and the next day.

BoF editors undergo loads of nominations from present BoF 500 participants, installed intensive analysis or even leverage on-the-ground intelligence from all over the world.

Nominees are selected according to their management, creativity, innovation and have an effect on on model and the broader international.

Suffice it to mention, whoever made it into the celebrated checklist is vetted thru and thru and no longer everybody will get to be there.

Did any Malaysians make it to the checklist?

YES, and we haven’t just one however 5 notable Malaysians at the BoF 500 checklist! They’re Dato’ Farah Khan, Han Chong, Tracy Solar, Zhong Lin and Vivy Yusof.

Zhong Lin and Vivy Yusof are the most recent additions to the checklist, most effective becoming a member of the BoF 500 Magnificence of 2002 lately.

Right here’s how they have got contributed very much to the craze business.

Dato’ Farah Khan

Dato’ Farah Khan has been a member of BoF 500 since 2015 and we now have her to thank for bringing a large number of luxurious manufacturers to Malaysia.

She’s the founder and president of Malaysia’s main luxurious store, The Melium Workforce, which distributes over 100 world luxurious and way of life manufacturers comparable to Givenchy, Max Mara, Roger Vivier, Tod’s, Aigner, Hackett London and Emilio Pucci.

Via bringing in mixed-brand shops like Aseana and M Retailer, she additionally introduced in manufacturers comparable to Balmain, Victoria Beckham and Mary Katrantzou.

Her interest for model is obvious since she’s additionally the ingenious director of her eponymous label, Farah Khan.

Han Chong

Han Chong has been a member of BoF since 2017. He’s the clothier in the back of Self Portrait, a modern luxurious label, and has discovered international industrial good fortune along with his common label of female clothes.

Self Portrait received industrial and media consideration for its available pricing technique since its release in 2013.

Attractiveness shouldn’t most effective be an choice for the privileged few. It’s imaginable to not must sacrifice the standard and main points throughout the merchandise if you happen to in finding techniques to make fabrication extra cost-efficient.

Chong advised Elle in 2014

Penang-born Chong moved to London to check womenswear design at Central Saint Martins. Upon commencement, he co-founded the label 3 Ground with Yvonne Hoang in 2011. On the other hand, he left in 2013 when he sought after extra ingenious regulate over his paintings and introduced Self Portrait.

Selfridges become Self Portrait’s first primary stockist, taking at the label in 2014. His designs had been quickly noticed in Matchesfashion.com and Internet-a-Porter the following yr.

His designs had been worn by means of celebrities comparable to Kristen Stewart, Reese Witherspoon, Rachel McAdams and Queen B herself, Beyonce, who wore considered one of his designs to Wimbledon in 2016.

In 2016, Self Portrait used to be nominated by means of the British Style Council for the British Rising Skill award.

Han Chong additionally introduced a five-year scholarship fund in November 2018 to strengthen Central Saint Martins MA Style scholars and a success candidates get get right of entry to to mentorship from Self Portrait and its key stakeholders.

Tracy Solar

Tracy Solar has been a member of BoF since 2017. She’s the co-founder and vice-president of vending at Poshmark, one of the most greatest model resale platforms.

She has been highlighted as a Most sensible Feminine Tech Founder by means of USA Lately and TechCrunch. Tracy Solar may be named amongst Refinery29’s “Lady Making Waves in Tech.”

Solar used to be on the helm of the Silicon Valley startup and grew to become it into a large neighborhood market for model with over 4 million dealers. Poshmark may be the primary e-commerce platform to head mobile-first.

Born in Kuala Lumpur and raised in New York, Solar idea her long term lied in neuropsychology and undertook a point in biology and psychology at Colombia College.

Her internship at Brooklyn Industries would end up to be a turning level in her occupation trail. She rose to vp of vending in 3 years and grew to become her consideration to bringing model and tech in combination.

Upon receiving an MBA from Dartmouth College, she based Poshmark which used to be introduced in 2010. It raised nearly $160 million in investment in its first release.

Vivy Yusof

Vivy Yusof simply joined BoF this yr and is famous as one of the most modest model business’s maximum influential voices in Southeast Asia.

She’s the co-founder and inventive director of FV Workforce, the corporate in the back of manufacturers comparable to Duck and Lilit. She graduated with a Bachelor of Rules from the London Faculty of Economics and Political Science and determined entrepreneurship used to be her calling.

Her first project used to be FashionValet.com, a web-based market that stocked over 400 manufacturers in each modest and mainstream model industries throughout Southeast Asia.

The blogger-turned-entrepreneur introduced her company in 2020 with an preliminary focal point on e-commerce in 2014 sooner than growing her personal direct-to-consumer manufacturers in 2019.

Via 2022, she constructed a community of 14 bodily shops throughout Malaysia and Singapore. Since beginning a variety of halal cosmetics, her purpose is to create “international family names” and switch Duck and Lilit into the go-to manufacturers for modest model.

She has additionally attempted her hand at showbiz and starred in a fact display referred to as Love, Vivy. Vivy Yusof wrote a e-book on entrepreneurship titled The First Decade as neatly.

Zhong Lin

Zhong Lin additionally newly joined BoF this yr and is a recognized photographer within the business. Her distinctive portraits have stuck the eyes of world mag editors, celebrities and model and attractiveness manufacturers.

Her wealthy portraits had been described as dreamy, colourful and from time to time unsettling, which units her except for the remaining.

British ingenious director and stylist Katie Grand first commissioned her to shoot for the inaugural factor of Easiest mag in 2021 and it helped propel her title.

She has since labored with celebrities and fashions comparable to Nicole Kidman, Ashley Graham, Gisele Bundchen and Adut Akech.

Her paintings has additionally gave the impression in publications comparable to more than a few world editions of Trend, GQ, Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar, i-D, Dazed and L’Officiel. Different manufacturers who’ve sought her out come with Nike, Mugler x Wolford and SKII.

Zhong first came upon her interest for images whilst she used to be finding out promoting in Kuala Lumpur within the early 2010s.

When the pandemic hit, she channelled her restriction-induced boredom right into a frame of colourful and whimsical portraits.

She began getting consideration from the mainstream media after she posted a photograph an afternoon on her Instagram account for a whole yr in a sequence she referred to as Project365.


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