Saturday, 19 October 2013

Awards and Success.

Dato' Bernard Chandran earned his honorary title 'Datuk' back in 2006 by Sultan Pahang, Malaysia Sultan Ahmad Shah Sultan Abu Bakar.
He also has been awarded by Malaysian International Fashion Alliance's [MIFA] Special Achievement Award in 2009.
He was voted Designer of the Year by the Malaysian International Fashion Awards in 2003.
He became the first non-European to win the Open European Contest for Look of the Year 2000. 
In 1991, he became the first non-European to win the coveted Silk, Cut Young Designers Award
In 1991 and won a place on the menswear course at the L’Union Des Chambers Syndicales Parisiennes in Paris.
Besides that Dato' Bernard Chandran has also landed a few roles in televesion. First off, he was chosen as a chief designer in Project runway Malaysia that was shown on august 3rd 2007 after two years from his debuted his haute couture label in London. 
He was alo has been invited as a guest judge for Britain Next Top Model cycle 6, episode 12 which all of the contestant are given the opportunity to as a runway model for his label. 

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The journey of a King part 2

What Malaysia can be proud of Dato' Bernard Chandran is, he not just own a boutique at KL Plaza, he definitely has spread his wings to europe and launched his couture collection in his boutique in knightsbridge, London.

Chandran himself says that he got an inpiration for his creation mainly from his ancestry which is China, Indian as well as Malay including some of other eastern cultures. He also stated that his range of design for oversea shows are much daring compared to his range of design for Malaysia shows. this might due to the fact that Malaysian are slightly conservative when playing dress up. He started to venture into London Fashion scene in the middle of 2005.

He also stated that he truly got his inspiration for his collection from his clientele. For Chandran, comfortable is a priority when designing his line. He then added 'My main inspiration is my mum. I discover myself through her.  I am truly inspired by her younger days in the 50s, where they actually took every effort to be fashionable. Given the limited resources at that time, she would take the pain to create and sew her own clothes, putting them together to look stylish.  I truly admire her creativity, the passion to create and the effort to look good' .

Chandran's also just opened up his recent concept store targeted the young generation especially the teenagers name Area 27 in KL. This multi-label store represents the pop eastern culture plus high street style. It offers limited items in every seasons of the year.

According to some convenient resources, Chandran loves to play with material such as satin and constructual design for his collection.

The well-spoke constructual sleeves desgin by him

His design from the same collection line.
Models at the backstage of Bernard Chandran runway show.

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