Experience the Essence of Bespoke Elegance at the 28th Asian Master Tailors Congress in Kuala Lumpur

Brace yourself for a momentous event as Malaysia proudly hosts the 28th Congress of the Federation of Asian Master Tailors at the esteemed Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur from August 1st to 6th, 2024. After an illustrious 18-year hiatus, this extraordinary gathering heralds Malaysia’s unwavering commitment to the pinnacle of bespoke tailoring and launching emerging talents onto the global stage.

The Congress aims to attract a diverse array of sponsors, exhibitions, and delegates, promising to spark dynamic discussions and foster unparalleled innovations within the industry. Attendees can expect an immersive experience packed with a rich tapestry of programs, ranging from exclusive masterclasses by esteemed luminaries to breathtaking fashion showcases that redefine elegance and craftsmanship.

Mr. Sam Ng Teck Yau, President of the Federation of Tailors’ Guilds Malaysia, expressed his excitement for hosting this prestigious event, stating, “The 28th Congress of the Federation of Asian Master Tailors epitomizes Malaysia’s steadfast dedication to the artistry of bespoke tailoring and nurturing emerging talents. Anticipating participation from 6 European and 10 Asian countries, and welcoming an estimated 300 delegates, we are poised to captivate a discerning global audience with the ingenuity and innovation of our designers. This event not only celebrates Asia’s rich heritage of tailoring traditions but also underscores our collective commitment to pushing the boundaries of creativity and craftsmanship.”

Highlighting Malaysia’s cultural richness, Mr. Sam Ng emphasized that the Congress seamlessly aligns with the nation’s efforts to showcase and promote traditional garments such as kebaya, batik, and songket through dedicated fashion shows designed to enthrall international guests.

“We are set to offer foreign visitors immersive tours of Malaysia’s cultural and artistic landmarks, enhancing our allure as a tourism destination and spotlighting our vibrant arts and cultural tapestry to attract global visitors to explore our nation.”

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In a strategic move to garner support, the Federation has extended invitations to representatives from the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, and Culture (MOTAC) and Tourism Malaysia to participate in the upcoming media conference. Mr. Sam Ng expressed confidence that these esteemed bodies, alongside related ministries and the media, will wholeheartedly support this landmark event.

He extended sincere gratitude to all sponsors, MOTAC, Tourism Malaysia, and esteemed collaborators for their pivotal role in ensuring the resounding success of the Congress.

YBhg. Dato’ Yeoh Soon Hin, Deputy Chairman of the Malaysian Tourism Promotion Board Of Directors, underscored the transformative potential of leveraging the 28th Federation of Asian Master Tailors (FAMT) Congress 2024 to establish a “Fashion & Design Hub” in Malaysia. He emphasized that this hub could revolutionize Malaysia’s fashion industry, amplifying its global presence and seamlessly integrating with the tourism, cultural, and educational sectors to create a magnetic attraction for tourists and educational pursuits alike.

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Event Highlights:

August 2nd – 3rd, 2024: Renowned Professor Andrew M Ramroop OBE, from the Savile Row Bespoke Tailoring Academy, will conduct exclusive Master Classes, setting new benchmarks in precision and artistry within the craft.

August 3rd, 2024 (18:00 – 19:30): The “Fashion Flux” Malaysia Emerging Designers Fashion Show will unveil avant-garde creations by fresh graduates from prestigious institutions such as Raffles, INTI, and Vocational College. Featuring 10 designers and 40 meticulously curated looks, this showcase promises to ignite a tapestry of talent and innovation.

August 4th, 2024 (17:00 – 19:00): The “Fashion Mosaic” International Fashion Show will take center stage at the HGH Convention Centre, showcasing exemplary works from 30 designers of the Asia Master Tailors and MODA. With 162 meticulously crafted ensembles, this showcase epitomizes bespoke fashion at its zenith.

August 5th, 2024 (16:00 – 18:30): The Kuala Lumpur International Suit Walk will embark on a historic journey from Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur to Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. With 500 participants and the presence of 20 distinguished opinion leaders, this event aims to etch its name in Malaysia’s record books.

“Participation in the Congress, the Malaysia Emerging Designers Fashion Show, the International Fashion Show, and the Kuala Lumpur International Suit Walk offers invaluable insights, networking opportunities, and a global platform to showcase one’s expertise. Let us unite in fostering collaborations, nurturing innovation, and celebrating the timeless artistry of bespoke tailoring,” concluded Sam.

The upcoming 28th FAMT 2024 presents an unparalleled opportunity for stakeholders to shape the future of the tailoring industry. A heartfelt invitation is extended to sponsors, exhibitors, and delegates alike to partake in this enriching and transformative experience that promises to redefine the standards of bespoke tailoring on a global scale.

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