|Joe Rahman Fashion Show during KLIFW2016|
KLIFW 2016 was indeed a great platform for our local independent designers to showcase their collection. We were very pleased to see all the collections and pieces that they have put together with passiona dn style. Anyway's, if you missed out the highlights from KLIFW 2016, click here to check it out. So after the KLIFW2016, we manage to catch up with indie designer Joe Rahman. who had a fabulous showing at the event.
Scroll down to find out how this two young and independent designers founded the brand, Joe Rahman and all the challenges they had while working together as a team and also the fun plans they have for the brand in the coming months.
|Yana Joe, founder of Joe Rahman|
|Amirul Rahman, founder of Joe Rahman|
First of all, we love street style fashion. But in Malaysia, there's lack of street style fashion in the way we like it. Most Malaysian street style brands focus mainly on graphic shirt prints, whereas not the design of the shirt itself. So most of the time we end up not finding what we want. And this is the reason why we decided to have our own clothing line which reflects what we love and what we want to see more in Malaysia's street style scene.
Tell us more about your fashion design style and direction.
Our designs are simple, sleek and stylish. Joe Rahman focuses more on men's styles , but some of the pieces are quite unisex so both women and men can also rock it. In our collection, we try to bring in unique elements that would make the wearer stand out from the crowd because we want he or she to feel special when they are wearing our collection. In the end we want Malaysia's street style, to be more fashionable and stylish and not just urban.
What’s your favorite part of designing clothes?
I would say the best part is that we are able to let our creativity go wild... like a child is given a block pencils and paper to express their excited thoughts and creativity...:p. When we're designing our pieces, we will always picture our self's wearing it and if we feel in any way that somethings a little off , we will not proceed with the design and we begin the process all over again until we are satisfied with it.
Tell us how working together has shaped your friendship? And is there anything interesting you would like to share about that.
We started from zero and our friendship strengthen every single day as we worked together. Any interesting stories? emm..Good question! We have been together for almost 7 years. We known each other since high school and it clicks with us as we share a lot of things in common especially fashion interests.
Any fun plans in the future that you guys can share?
At the moment we are looking forward to open our own boutique that will carry all of our new and unseen collection which is not available in the market yet. However, we are still in the midst of searching for a location, so probably in another year or so. As you know we are a just an independent clothing line and for the moment, we only have a handful of design that's available in market, so we are also trying to come out with more different designs to put into production. So stay tuned for our good news. :)
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