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Posted by: Phat Mama, 15-Aug-2008

Fashion label Nautica surprised its guests with its recent Fall/Winter 2008 Collection showcase held on Wednesday, Aug 13 night at the poolside of Carcosa Seri Negaraís Mansion.

A group of media friends invited me to the event, which requested a dress code of blue and white. My friends and I came in the theme colors but a majority of guests there, especially the guys, came in the standard black and white ensemble, which was pretty boring. Luckily the fashion showcase was the complete opposite.

The party was an intimate affair with just a hundred guests or so. There were a few celebrities - model/actor/host Shamser Sidhu who was emcee for the night and celebrity model/actor Alan Yun who took part in the catwalk itself.


Alan Yun looking al bright and breezy despite the shawl and skull cap.



Nautica has been in the market for 25 years and the event was also in conjunction with its 25th anniversary. Much has changed in Nauticaís collection although it isnít a total breakaway from its traditional designs and styles. It is however more inspiring.

The accurate choice of models to showcase the clothes was a plus point as they succeeded in sending the message across - that Nautica is ready to win the hearts of fashion buffs with its trendy, more "today" designs.


The new collection is not only casual but also pleasantly trendy.



Fresh green, citrus orange and poppy red were among the seasonís colors with splashes of the all-time favorites, blue, white, grey, black and brown. Added to these are the colors plum, gold and cranapple the three among the five in Nauticaís Vintage edition. There are five editions altogether.

New in Nauticaís collection is the New Cotton Twill Pant program, which includes khaki pants, pique and jersey-striped knits as well as poplin plaids. The sweaters, the first from the season, are made in fine gauge cotton, silk and cashmere blends. And to beat the heat, the new silk twill trousers might just do the trick.


Clean colors, sporty look - the ideal combination to looking classy.



Bold, fun yet functional, that is how Nautica labels its latest collection and that is just spot-on!

* Nautica boutiques are at Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur, 1 Utama (New Wing), Petaling Jaya and Gurney Plaza, Penang.