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All about the ELLE Malaysia Style Awards 2016

Twenty years, 26 ELLE editions, countless talents recognised, and now coming to Malaysia

By ELLE Malaysia | Published: 8 Sep 2016

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Welcome to the 2016 ELLE Malaysia Style Awards, brought to you by Pandora!

The ELLE Style Awards are an international ELLE tradition that we're proud to bring to Malaysia for the first time in 2016. It's an exciting time for Malaysian fashion, and we're thrilled to be able to recognise the best in our industry, from the young, independent designers to the most sought-after brands and most stylish people.

The ELLE Style Awards were launched by ELLE UK back in 1997, and since then some 26 editions around the world have created their own version of the awards.

There will be 10 categories – more on those soon – and five judges. So who have we recruited to help us reward the best Malaysian design talent? Joining ELLE's editor-in-chief, Kate Guest, are Self-Portrait designer Han Chong, Malaysian fashion industry veteran Zaihani Mohd Zain, style authority Tengku Chanela Jamidah and Pandora Malaysia managing director Datin Sri Zarida Noordin, all of whom bring different strengths and areas of expertise.

Some of the prizes we'll be awarding include Red Carpet Designer of the Year, Contemporary Brand of the Year and 2016 Woman of Style – and you can join us in the process! Vote now for Malaysia's best designers, digital influencers and most stylish people.

"We are delighted to be introducing the ELLE Style Awards to Malaysia," said ELLE Malaysia editor-in-chief Kate Guest. "The fashion design scene here is really blossoming right now, and we wanted to recognise that. On one spectacular night we'll honour the very best in local fashion, from the designers to the influencers, the emerging talents to the established success stories. And we'll throw one of the biggest parties of the year to go with it!"

Stay tuned to our Facebook and Instagram for updates and ways to get involved as the night draws near.

Datin Sri Zarida Noordin, Managing Director of PANDORA Malaysia commented, "This event presents a unique opportunity for us to celebrate women's individual style, revealing the versatility of PANDORA's pieces in their unique self-styling look. Jewellery plays a vital role in complementing a woman's personality and style which is hugely inspired by seasonal trends. Furthermore this exclusive collaboration with ELLE Malaysia is in line with PANDORA's global celebration of the power of self-expression campaign, titled 'The Look Of You."

The ELLE Style Awards will be coming at you in December 2016. We're not the best at keeping secrets, so keep an eye on this page for sneak peeks.


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