Malaysian brand Motoguo is known for its intriguing contrasts. It’s sweet but downright eccentric, adorable but occasionally odd. You must consider its components before deciding whether to agree or disagree. This fashion label’s co-founders, Jay Perry Ang and Kinder Eng, believe that its originality is the foundation of the company’s success. Motoguo doesn’t have a reputation for standing out.
Its gender-neutral designs have been seen at the fashion weeks in Milan, Tokyo, and Shanghai, and in 2016 it became the first Southeast Asian brand to be considered for the LVMH Prize for young fashion designers. Due to their inclusion in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list this year, Ang and Eng added another achievement to their resumes. We are very appreciative.”As cringe-worthy as it may sound, it also helps that we have the mindset of nothing left to lose. So the only way is up,” he says.
WHAT IS MALAYSIAN FASHION?
It goes without saying that Malaysia has a rich and varied traditional costume culture, but according to Ang, the local fashion sector lacks a strong position. “Our assessment is that the local fashion sector is still moving in an ambiguous and amorphous way. We can’t tell where we are in its landscape because of this ambiguity “He claims.
“Motoguo, however, as a brand, stands for unwavering vision and confidence in effort and advancement. Anyone who wants to listen can hear us talk. There are no special passes or a secret guest list. Everyone is welcome here.”The company has also re-released its Greatest Hits line-up, or what Ang dubbed “veteran works,” by highlighting a productive time that gave rise to some of its most iconic compositions.