Mimpikita AW19 Fashion Scout

Mimpikita was created to break down cultural boundaries and barriers by using fashion on a global stage. The latest collection was a fusion of East and West, showcasing how accessible - and glamorous- modest dressing can be. The Zulkifli sisters behind the brand have recently focused on showcasing their designs in their home city of Kuala Lumpur and at London Modest Fashion Week For AW19 the label made a return to the main Fashion Scout platform.

Mimpikita was crafted to provide clothes for all women, and the AW19 show was brimming with girl power, complete with a Whitney Houston soundtrack. The looks paired androgynous tailoring and flowing silhouettes as a statement of modern femininity. Echoes of the Wild West and English heritage featured on the runway alongside abaya dresses and headscarves. This was a catwalk centred around layering, keeping the collection true to its modest roots without compromising style. Polo and mock turtlenecks were central to the looks, worn under flowing gowns and tunics, and tucked into midaxi skirts. Hand embroidery, fringing and luxury trims provided softness to oversized pieces.

Mimpikita's cultural fusion continued with looks contrasting tough plaid and silky floral fabrics. A palette of navy, tan and gold was accentuated by pieces in red, salmon and rust. The styling leaned more towards autumn than winter, with outfits teamed with strappy sandals and models showcasing dewy complexions. Some heavy knits crafted from contrasting fabrics added a cosy feel to the collection. One of the most striking outfits was a black and red oversized herringbone-print tunic, teamed with matching trousers and a white polo neck. The exaggerated front split and general flow of the tunic conjured up couture vibes, while the overall silhouette and fabric made this a wearable ensemble. The word 'mimpikita' translates as 'our dreams' in the designers' own language, and the passion of the Zulkifli sisters emanated from their sensual, strong and thoughtfully crafted designs.

By Alice Cruickshank. Shot for us by Bobby JD Photography.