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Fashion Forward: How Malaysia's Street Fashion Is Shaping Modern Streetwear Trends

Updated: Nov 23, 2023

Malaysia's streetwear scene is buzzing like never before, capturing global attention with its unique blend of local flair and international trends. As global giants like Atmos make their mark, the landscape is shifting, bringing forward a wave of homegrown brands that are redefining style with compelling stories and top-notch apparel. Dive into the vibrant world of Malaysian street fashion as we spotlight seven trailblazing local brands shaping this dynamic scene.


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Futuremade Studio



Founded by Tunway, Futuremade Studio stands at the forefront of Malaysia's streetwear revolution. This brand isn't just about clothes; it's a narrative of minimalistic and utilitarian design that speaks to a global audience. Their pieces are more than apparel; they're part of a lifestyle, a statement of sophisticated simplicity that resonates well beyond Malaysian borders.


Unit 15-9, The Gasket Alley, Lot 15, Jln 13/6, Seksyen 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia


Against Lab



Against Lab, co-founded by Shawn Tan and Cloakwork, stands as a beacon of authenticity in the Malaysian streetwear scene. Born from a blend of hip-hop, graffiti, and local street culture, this brand tells a story in every piece. It's not just about looking good; it's about wearing your values, your culture, and your identity.


Location: Online store


The Cap City



Nigel Sparks founded The Cap City in 2013, turning his passion for caps into a brand that captures the essence of Malaysian cities and states in its designs. It's a brand that lets you wear your hometown pride on your head.


Location: Online store


Lansi - The Swagger Salon



Founded by Shen in 2009, Lansi's story is one of humble beginnings and bold dreams. From a single cap design to a full-fledged streetwear icon, Lansi embodies the spirit of Malaysian street culture. It's a brand that started as a daydream in a high school classroom and grew into a voice for the streets.


Location: The Swagger Salon

37, Jalan Gurdwara, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

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TNT Co


JR Lim co-founded TNT Co, originally named "Trinnit,". This brand's journey from Trinnit to TNTCO is a story of evolution. Here, every design is a conversation starter, a visual meme that speaks volumes. It's a brand that believes in the power of design to connect, to tell a story, and to make a statement.

Pestle & Mortar Clothing

Founded in 2010 by Hugh Koh, Pestle & Mortar Clothing is more than just a clothing line; it's a canvas that reflects the pulse of Malaysian youth culture. This brand has become synonymous with designs that are deeply rooted in Malaysian heritage, yet have a contemporary twist that appeals to the modern audience.


Crossover

Crossover, started by Jem in 2005 in Johor Bahru, is not just a brand; it's a cultural phenomenon. It stands out for its commitment to individualism and its unique approach to street fashion. Crossover has become a hub for those who seek fashion that speaks of niche interests and personal stories.


As we've journeyed through the stories of these seven incredible brands, one thing is clear – Malaysian streetwear is not just about fashion; it's about identity, culture, and storytelling. It's a vibrant scene that's only going to grow, pushing boundaries and making its mark on the global fashion stage.


If you are visiting Bangkok too be sure to check out the streetwear shops there. Also, feel free to explore other street style like gorpcore and cleanfit

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