AirAsia Runway Ready Designer Search 2016 expands reach to FIVE Asean countries!



This is the second year that Air Asia is hosting the Runway Ready Designer Search with KLFW RTW. It was just launched by Aireen Omar, Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia Berhad in JW Marriott, Kuala Lumpur today together with Andrew Tan of Andrews Models, Founder of KLFW.

Audition rounds will be held in Jakarta (16 April), Manila (23 April), Kuala Lumpur (30 April), Singapore (7 May) and Bangkok (14 May) to discover local talents from each regional city, and the Top 3 from the respective cities will represent their country during the Grand Finale in August on the prestigious KLFW RTW 2016 runway.

Both Aireen Omar and Andrew Tan will be part of the panel of judges for this year’s AARRDS 2016, with Vivy Yusof, my friend Alia Bastamam and Suzie Adnan, Editor-in-Chief of GLAM magazine.


This designer search is open to local or international students, 28 years of age or below, and currently studying or have graduated from fashion design schools in any of the five countries included in this search. Three (3) women’s ready-to-wear sketches inspired by Asean destinations are to be submitted with the complete registration form available at Submission deadline is by 12 April 2016.


Prizes worth at least RM350,000 awaits the winner of this competition including a confirmed show segment to showcase his or her full collection at KLFW RTW 2017, mentorship from the KLFW RTW team; RM25,000 sponsored by FashionValet to produce a capsule collection and sold on, 150,000 AirAsia BIG Points, AirAsia or AirAsia X flights, as well as many other prizes which will be announced soon.

AirAsia is also KLFW RTW 2016’s Preferred Travel Partner and will be flying in fashion designers throughout the AirAsia Group’s extensive route network including from Singapore, India, Indonesia, China, Australia and South Korea to be featured on the KLFW RTW 2016 runway. 

Lookout and follow the development of AirAsia Runway Ready Designer Search 2016 via webisodes on Youtube, and other updates via Twitter and Facebook or their social media hashtag #AirAsiaRunway.

May the odds be ever in your favour!


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  1. If only I was good at fashion designing...hehhehe...though I know a few...dont mind if I shared this post ya.. :)