With Hari Raya Aidilfitri steadily approaching and the exciting prospect of a full-fledged festive season with family, friends and loved ones this year, we’re readying ourselves for the spectacular Raya wardrobes that are about to make their debuts come May.
To ensure we are appropriately attired in the most fashionable Eid looks this season, our favourite local brands have dropped some stellar Raya collections that you won’t want to miss. From Alia Bastamam’s resort-Raya fusion to Rizman Ruzaini’s sultry, glamorous designs, here are the top Lebaran 2022 collections to celebrate in.
For Alia Bastamam’s Eid 2022 collection, strong colours and bold silhouettes meet muted tones and clean lines, all tied together with the designer’s signature goddess-like aesthetic. Offering 24 looks that eloquently express the multifaceted and diverse aspects of the modern woman, the collection is an elegantly composition of Raya and resort wear that include kimono and kaftan sarong ensembles, three-piece looks that can be split for different occasions, and versatile combinations which can be used for modest dressing as well as beach coverups. W aliabastamam.com
Timeless class and demure grace have always been a signature of Rizman Ruzaini, so it’s not surprising that the Raya Luxe 2022 collection exudes this glamorous elegance in spades with minimalist, refined ensembles that drip with feminine allure. Sophisticated silhouettes and rich colours are paired with intriguing cut-outs, puffy sleeves and flowery pleats, resulting in a collection that’s distinctly regal, yet effusively romantic. Perfectly embodying the Raya Luxe 2022 collection’s poised elegance is Malaysian entertainment and fashion icon Marion Caunter, the face of this year’s campaign. W rizmanruzaini.my
FERN introduces The Batik Flora Series, a Raya 2022 collection that draws influences from early native local flora upon which traditional batik culture was founded. With this lineup of serenely shaded dresses, kaftans, blouses, skirts and kebayas, the intent was to explore the various aspects of motif applications on batik and to extract different components of colour compositions. The result? New iterations of modern classics that are elegant, versatile and effortless. W fern.gallery
Inspired by a woman’s delicate touch, the Jovian Florascene Collection from the brand’s 2022 Raya releases is artfully designed to evoke elegance and grace through the use of joyful floral motifs. Made with lightweight and less-wrinkling material, the collection marries both traditional and contemporary elements in a vibrant, colour-filled celebration. Additionally, Jovian Mandagie’s new hijab line presents exclusive baroque prints with a modern twist, made with premium satin for a festive look that’s both comfortable and stylish. W jovian.com.my
Blending luxury, modernity, and tradition, INNAI RED’s Majestic Raya Luxe 2022 collection is marked by a regal opulence that holds a tapestry of influences. Classical motifs and modern concepts are bound together in delightful, unexpected ways, yet the collection never strays from the ideals of functional comfort and subtle grace. Strong, modern silhouettes with an abundance of volume and texture provide a harmonious contrast to soft pastels, mid-tones, and intricate beadwork, a testament to INNAI RED’s dynamic design philosophy. W innaiandco.com
As with previous years, UMMA’s 2022 Raya collection, Blossom Raya, serves as a reflection of our current collective moment in time. As we finally see the light at the end of the tunnel in this Covid-19 era, the Blossom Raya collection envisions us all blossoming and thriving in a brighter future, despite the obstacles of the past couple of years. Consisting of men’s kurtas and women’s kurungs and kebarungs, the line emanates an airy optimism with a mix of colourful key pieces, custom floral prints and textured fabrics in a diverse range of sizes. W umma.my
Following her My Tropical Mars CNY collection, Melinda Looi continues to enthral with out-of-this-world designs for the Planet Mel Baju Raya 2022 collection that emanates the designer’s signature vibrant essence. Amorphous, extraterrestrial patterns and ‘Mel-aysianized’ planet prints appear in cheerful, intergalactic colour combinations, playfully adorning the loose-flowing collection of baju kurungs, kaftans and abayas. W melindalooi.com
LILIT. seeks to make this Raya a breezy celebration for all women this season with the new ‘Made Eid Easy’ collection that puts style, function and comfort at the forefront. Featuring a line of versatile yet chic ready-to-wear tops, skirts and dresses, the line offers modest fashion solutions that are also size inclusive, easy to style with various accessories or hijab, and nursing friendly for mothers. Designed with the busyness of the festive season in mind, the ‘Made Eid Easy’ collection consists of pieces that will help women look and feel their best, even in the midst of cooking, preparing, hosting, and travelling. W lilitstore.com
This Raya, Bonia channels the warmth and joy of the festive season and the strengthening of relationships over good food with its new curated B-Bakery Raya collection, featuring calf-leather bags inspired by the beloved croissant. Shaped like the puff pastry, the Croissant bags with pleated flaps and gold hardware come in a variety of warm shades including Magma, Red Glow, Purple Paste and Nero. The brand’s iconic Crystal Venice also appears in the collection, this time sporting an embellished traditional weave motif. Malaysian Gen-Z personality and self-professed café lover Ameera Khan fronts Bonia’s Raya campaign this year. W bonia.com
Raya celebrations are about to get extra sweet this season, thanks to a special festive collaboration between Baskin-Robbins® and dUCk that features a curated selection of fashion, accessories and ice cream creations. Available until 12 May, the limited edition series of chic, modest dUCk fashion and accessories in fun, Baskin-Robbins® inspired print motifs. These include scarves and ready-to-wear designs, a Body Butter & Body Scrub Set, and a Mayday Tote, themed after flavours like Baseball Nut, Pralines ‘N Cream, Very Berry Strawberry, and Mint Chocolate Chip. Special new ice cream offerings inspired by dUCk have also been specially created for the collaboration, along with a dUCk scoop and a limited-edition Baskin-Robbins® dUCk cooler bag. W getducked.com
Feature photo: INNAI RED