Melinda Looi has one of the most interesting contemporary fashion designs today. The award-winning fashion designer is best known for her vintage style designs which have compelled people and prominent figures not only in Malaysia but around the world. Today, Melinda Looi’s designs have been donned by people in the many sectors including the likes of Mena Suvari, Cameron Diaz and Britney Spears. After all, Melinda’s signature avant-garde designs are highly unique and exclusive that saw her won the Designer of the Year at the Malaysian International Fashion Awardsa and the Mercedes-Benz Stylo Fashion Awards.
Melinda was born in Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur where she studied fashion at Montreal’s La Salle School of Fashion. Since establishing herself as one of the major fashion designers, she has expanded her fashion lines into 3 main brands namely Melinda Looi Couture, Melinda Looi Pret-a-Porter and MELL. They are sold in boutiques across countries in Europe, Australia and the Middle East as well as in her home country Malaysia. The fashion entrepreneur recently expanded a basics range using certified Organic Cotton through her MELL BASICS line.
Melinda has been promoting her brands since she started while she had been actively participating in various campaigns and programmes in charities and particularly eco-friendly themed events. Starting off to study art at the La Salle Institute of Design in Kuala Lumpur, it was when she won the Young Designer Award in 1995 that gave her a scholarship to study fashion at the Montreal’s fashion school that propelled her into this industry.