KEITHB KEE HAS FINALLY MOVED FROM HIS ULU LOCATION IN GOD KNOWS WHERE TO TRENDY, EASILY ACCESSIBLE BANGSAR!
HIS SHOWROOM IS NOW AT 215 JALAN MAAROF, BANGSAR!
Though the collection boasts of vastly different styles and looks, these outfits feature the predominant usage of Thai silk, Shantung silk, French lace, Italian lace, chiffon, silk crepe, and tulle net materials. Kee’s preference for such thin and translucent fabric and materials is for practicality purposes as Chinese New Year usually coincides with warm weather, especially in Malaysia.
Five various qipao collections were introduced in the form of the transformation pieces, all red pieces, casual pieces, evening gown-inspired pieces, as well as the avant garde origami pieces.
According to Kee, bright candy colours are the trend in time for next year’s spring / summer seasons and as such, his collection pieces follow suit and are in the tones of strawberry red, sweet pink, apple green, lemon yellow, and so on.
To complement these ranges of outfits, a men’s collection - consisting of mandarin collar shirts and suits - was also created in line with his inspiration.
The transformation collection showcased black colour pieces that can be ‘transformed’ into red colour pieces, signifying the transition between the spring / summer and autumn / winter seasons.
Each of these masterpieces work as a two-in-one dress, and can be worn either way or colour. The colour red has always been traditionally associated with Chinese New Year as it represents happiness and prosperity, and that is why the all red qipaos and mandarin collar shirts, which were paraded by renowned local celebrities on the runway, are one of the main highlights during this showcase as it further emphasises its theme.
The casual qipao designs are bright and colourful, making them appropriate for day and night wear, while the evening gown-inspired qipao pieces are more appropriate for functions of grandiose, and can also be suitable for brides during dinner functions.
As for the avant garde creations, the femininely structured gowns are accentuated with a twist through the incorporation of abstract origami art, providing them with a bolder, red carpet appropriate look.