As a female fashion designer, Alia Bastamam’s design rule is simple: to only create clothes that she would wear. Celebrated by women, her resort-centric designs come from an attentive and inclusive understanding of the female character and the feminine silhouette.


In 2017, Alia picked up the ‘Designer of the Year Award’ at Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week, leading a clear direction for her labels and placing her amongst the country’s leading fashion designers.


The mode of ‘empowered feminist’ shines through her designs with confidence, overflowing with strength and sensuality. And as a shy hippie with a slight taste for heavy metal herself, there is undoubtably a wafting hint of bohemia and rock in the balance of her womanly design lineup.

Photography: Chee Wei