Kuala Lumpur, August 22, 2023 – Nelissa Hilman, the brand synonymous with elegance, sophistication, and innovation, unveiled its highly anticipated ready-to-wear 2023 collection entitled “CHAPTER 2” at the prestigious Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week 2023. The much-anticipated presentation, hosted at the Parkroyal Collection Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, captivated the Malaysian fashion scene with its fusion of style and inclusivity.
A true testament to the brand's ongoing journey of transformation, “CHAPTER 2” builds upon the success of the Spring/Summer presentation, seamlessly integrating upcycled copper jewelry by Kina Hassan of Wasis Studio and a curated selection of sandals and heels from the Fall/Winter 2023 footwear collection. This harmonious synergy elevates the collection to new heights of sophistication and panache.
Notable guests graced the event, including luminaries Jane Chuck, Farah Ann, Alena Murang, Hirzi Zulkiflie, and many more, underscoring the brand's enduring influence and appeal.
“CHAPTER 2 is a renaissance, a reinterpretation, and reimagination of essentials," declared Nelissa Hilman, the visionary founder and designer behind the brand. This collection captures her distinctive style – a blend of minimalism, timeless elegance, and effortless versatility.
Key Highlights from "CHAPTER 2":
Effortless Daywear: The collection introduces a refreshing array of daytime essentials. From crisp white shirts paired with acid-washed midnight purple denim a-line skirts to denim wrap dresses and utilitarian separates in striking mustard yellow, Nelissa Hilman invites you to embrace the art of uncomplicated elegance.
Print Exploration: "CHAPTER 2" is a spectacular exploration of prints, showcasing a diamond print maxi dress in rich forest green. The same print graces a black and white tailored top and maxi skirt, offering looks that effortlessly transition from day to night, exuding understated luxury and sophistication.
Edgy Elegance: The collection dares to venture into edgy elegance, featuring bold black vinyl ensembles and a slouchy double-breasted pantsuit in timeless mocha brown. These striking pieces redefine wardrobe essentials, infusing it with contemporary style and timeless allure.
Modest Modernity: "CHAPTER 2" embraces the essence of modernity with languid maxi shirt dresses reworked for a contemporary twist with asymmetrical details. These modest yet fashionable pieces capture the spirit of modern femininity.
Championing Inclusivity: The brand celebrates diversity and inclusivity by presenting tailored gender-neutral looks worn by male models, breaking traditional fashion norms, and setting a new standard for progressive design.
Flow : A continuation of our work on upcycled copper jewelry with Kina Hassan of WASIS Studio, Flow, the collection, is a description of poetry of movements; of fluidity, direction, momentum, of a journey.
"CHAPTER 2" by Nelissa Hilman is a declaration of evolution, an ode to timeless style, and embodies the brand's commitment to providing seasonless everyday wardrobe-essentials. This collection invites you to embrace the essence of effortless chic, where each piece tells a story of transformation and empowerment.
“Chapter 2” will be available for purchase online and in-store at our flagship boutique in Bangsar Village 2, starting in December 2023. It's an opportunity to explore and acquire one-of-a-kind pieces that will elevate your style and make a sartorial statement.
In addition to the eagerly anticipated Chapter 2 collection, our valued customers can easily order from our WASIS Studio accessories collection at any time, right in our store. This curated selection features an exquisite array of brass earrings, cuffs, and necklaces, with prices ranging from RM600 to RM1200. WASIS Studio empowers you to infuse your unique style into your jewelry choices, ensuring you discover the ideal pieces to perfectly elevate your personal style.
About WASIS Studio (@wasisstudio)
Conceived in 2019, WASIS is a homegrown contemporary jewellery brand that believes in playing with bold structures and unconventional designs yet pays tribute to the Malaysian heritage and traditions. Each piece is a nod to how the past shapes the present and is inspired by abstract shapes and everyday objects. The brand works primarily with brass, as an homage to the cultural heritage of Terengganu - where Sakinah Hassan, the founder of WASIS Studio is from.