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For all the fashionable ladies out there, heads up! Well-known fashion brand, Monki, will be opening a brand-new concept store at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur on December 3, 2022. 

In order to celebrate Monki’s first concept store in Southeast Asia, the brand will also be running a campaign called “Seven Sisters Salute Sisterhood” where they will be featuring works of art from Malaysian illustrators, visual artists, and muralists that showcase female solidarity. 

Truly living up to the brand’s mission and vision of empowering women around the world, the collaboration between Monki and these seven artists will serve as a platform to showcase these artists, have their skills recognised, and use their voices to encourage female empowerment.

Sharina Shahrin

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Part of Forbes Asia’s 30 Under 30 list, Shahrin is a mixed-media visual artist based in Kuala Lumpur. Her art explores women’s rights issues, identity and society through her digital designs, paintings, photos, and textile installations.

Instagram: @sharinashahrin_

Florence Khoo

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Based in Ipoh, Khoo’s works of art are inspired by the colours and patterns of Malaysian batik. Her art pieces showcase vibrant colours and recurring floral patterns that mimic the traditional canting technique. 

Instagram: @florencekhoo.art

Sarah Reza

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Reza’s career as an artist took off when she was chosen to illustrate a children’s book in 2018. Since then, the Kuching-based artist and illustrator draws inspiration from fashion, culture, and colours. 

Instagram: @senisara.my

Nurul Atika

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Having grown up with a love for video games and comic books, these elements have strongly influenced Atika’s character illustration and stylised portraiture. 

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Shari Jaffri

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Jaffri characterises her artwork as being both simple and humorous as she juxtaposes the terrible and the comical. 

Instagram: @tragikomedi

Dianne Tahir

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Similar to Jaffri, Tahir’s works of art are a collection of sarcastic yet detailed depictions of our struggle to make sense of life. 

Instagram: @misoramastudio

Shobhana Nair

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Aside from being a content strategist, Nair is an illustrator and graphic designer who loves to explore new styles and mediums by finding inspiration all around her.

Instagram: @shonaacreativehouse__

 

These seven artists’ artworks will be on display at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur on opening day. The entire opening day celebration will be from 11 AM to 10 PM. 

Customers who make purchases will be able to choose one of the seven pieces as a gift. For those present between 11 AM to 2 PM, guests will be able to meet the artists in person.

For the first 100 customers inside the store, Monki will be offering gift cards, goodie bags, a ‘Monki-style’ photo booth, and a special opening day discount. 

Aside from these goodies, Monki has teamed up with local female business owners for giving out various forms of merchandise such as candles, beaded bracelets, and soap bars as gifts when customers spend a certain amount.