Malaysian designers and fashion brands at pure LONDON 2018 Reply

LONDON – Ten Malaysian designers and fashion brands participated in pure LONDON, the UK’s leading international fashion trade show, at Olympia, 11 – 13 February,  showcasing latest design in ladies bags, shoes, contemporary ready-to-wear women clothing, luxury collection of women scarves and ladies eyes lashes.


H.E. Dato’ Ahmad Rasidi Hazizi, Malaysian High Commissioner, visited the Malaysian stalls. More…

HKFW opens international doors for Indonesia fashion students Reply

By Sylviana Hamdani Jakarta Globe Wednesday  February 7, 2018

From left) Julianto, Rilya Krisnawati, Ali Charisma, Jenny Yohana Kansil, Jessica Welia Halim and Raegita Zoro at a press conference for Hong Kong Fashion Week 2018 in January. (Jakarta Globe/Sylviana Hamdani)

JAKARTA, Indonesia Hong Kong Fashion Week, or HKFW, is one of the largest fashion weeks and trade shows in Asia. Organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, the event draws in more than 1,400 exhibitors from 23 countries each year.

In mid-January, four Indonesian fashion students from Istituto di Moda Burgo Indonesia (IMBI) had a rare opportunity to present their Fall/Winter 2018 collections in this international event. More…

LPTB Susan Budihardjo Hatches Promising New Talent for Indonesia’s Fashion Industry Reply

Jakarta Globe January 19, 2017



JAKARTA, Indonesia: Susan Budihardjo’s School of Fashion, better known as LPTB Susan Budihardjo, is legendary. The school, founded by the senior fashion designer in 1980, has produced some of the country’s best fashion talent. Among its alumni are top Indonesian designers such as Adrian Gan, Denny Wirawan, Didi Budiardjo and Sebastian Gunawan. More…

Indonesia Fashion Week 2017 Celebrates Indonesian Culture Reply

Jakarta Globe January 17, 2017



JAKARTA, Indonesia:  Indonesia Fashion Week is annually presented by the Indonesia Fashion Designers and Fashion Entrepreneurs Association, or Appmi, since 2012 and will be held at the Jakarta Convention Center in Senayan, South Jakarta on Feb. 1.

For the first time, the event will be spread over five days and Appmi will present 25 fashion shows, 10 seminars, 10 talk shows and an exhibition featuring more than 520 local fashion brands. More…

Malaysian Malay model tells critics ‘I’m a citizen of the world’ Reply

The Malay Mail Online Saturday March 5, 2016

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Malaysian model Tuti – real name Nuraini Noor – said she is unperturbed by the cyber-attacks and that she would continue to take the opportunity given to do her best in the competition. – Screen capture of Tuti’s Instagram post

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Trolled on the Internet for joining Asia’s Next Top Model (AsNTM), the first ever ethnic Malay participant of the modelling reality TV show has hit back at her critics. More…

PAWA Walk – Regent’s Park, London – Sunday 15 May 2016 Reply



Regent’s Park, London – Sunday 15 May 2016

Take  A Walk, Change A Life

Join the PAWA Walk team to raise funds for teenage girls education in Asia at the Super Heroes Run at Regent’s Park on Sunday 15 May.

You can choose to walk or run for either 10 or 5km. It is just £20 to register (£10 for 8 to 17 years and under 8s are free) and this includes a special PAWA Walk 2016 t shirt.

To register:

The bittersweet story behind the most viral photo of the Vietnam Tet holiday Reply

By Thuy Hang, Thanh Nien News Wednesday February 17, 2016


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Truong Thi Thom is at work on the third day of the Lunar New Year (February 10) with the help of her 5-year-old daughter, Trang. Photo: Ho Hai Hoang

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Her daughter helps cleaning the street as Thom is busy with the cart. Photo: Ho Hai Hoang

Almost all Vietnamese kids are dressed in their best clothes for the Tet Lunar New Year holiday, but this year only one of them became the unlikely social media star.

HANOI, Vietnam – Over the past week, many Vietnamese have been sharing a photo of a 5-year-old girl, in her pink coat and red dress, pushing a cart full of fallen leaves alongside her mother, a street cleaner. More…

Sexual Diversity in the UK and Japan Reply

LONDON – Daiwa Foundation held a seminar Sexual Diversity in the UK and Japan, Firday October 16, 2015.

The contributors were Kanako Otsuji, Director of the LGBT Policy Information Center of Japan, based in Osaka, Michael King,  Professor of Primary Care Psychiatry in the Division of Psychiatry at University College London  and Stephen Dodd (Chair) Professor of Japanese Literature at SOAS, University of London.


Kanako Otsuji More…