All abuzz over Siti’s outfits

By S.S. YOGA

yoga@thestar.com.my

PETALING JAYA: Five fashion designers are probably the most frantic and envied people around now.

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SIGNATURE OUTFIT: Siti wearing a creation by Radzuan when she was awarded the Best Dressed at the Breakfast With The Stars event organised by Star Movies in March this year.

We are talking about the “chosen ones” – those who are lucky enough to be in the team designing the outfits for pop darling Siti Nurhaliza’s upcoming wedding to Datuk Khalid Mohamad Jiwa and the various related functions.

Radzuan Radziwill, who earlier said a meeting to discuss the details on the outfits would be held on Monday, told The Star it had been cancelled until further notice.

“But I know that I have to design three sets of clothes for the couple,” he said.

“One is for the akad nikah (the solemnisation of the marriage), another for the reception at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) and the third either for the engagement or the other wedding reception at Siti’s hometown in Kuala Lipis.”

He added that for both the nikah and the KLCC reception, the colour theme would be white while the third outfit would probably be a shade of champagne.

Radzuan said that they would all have his signature combination of fine details featuring embroidery, beadwork, lace and songket.

He added that, from what he had gathered, the couple would arrive at the Aug 28 receptionin a horse-drawn carriage, and wearing Khoon Hooi’s outfit.

Then the couple will change into Radzuan’s outfit when they sit on the grand dais.

During the cake cutting ceremony, they will don the outfits created by Michael Ong.

Khoon Hooi, though a hot designer, is not known as a wedding specialist.

“I have done many wedding outfits but they received very little publicity as they were quite exclusive events,” he told The Star.

“I might be able to give a rough sketch of the outfits to Siti (today).”

Among the celebrity clientele of Radzuan, Ong and another of Siti’s wedding fashion designers Natrah Hisham are Sheila Majid, Ning Baizura, Fauziah Latiff, Erra Fazira and Deanna Yusoff.

Khoon Hooi’s creations have been worn by model/actress Elaine Daly, former TV host/ model Soong Ai Ling and Malaysian Idol Jaclyn “Jac” Victor.

The Star attempted to contact the sole Indonesian designer in the team, Anne Avantie.

Her personal assistant declined to comment as Siti had yet to officially inform Anne.