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Abaya, Shirt, Skirt, And Shoes

This is a Abaya, shirt, skirt, and shoes. It was designed by Bernard Chandran and made for Bernard Chandran.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco as part of Contemporary Muslim Fashions.

It is dated Petang Raya Collection, 2017–18. Its medium is pimai silk with embroidery, lurex and silk blend jersey. It is a part of the department.

Bernard Chandran, who is of Chinese and Indian heritage, draws upon Malaysia’s different cultures, fusing traditional and modern design influences. Chandran shows his collections in Paris, and also welcomes private clients to his showroom and works with them to choose fabrics and styles in order to create one-of-a-kind looks—a common practice in Malaysia.

It is credited Courtesy of Bernard Chandran.

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Contemporary Muslim Fashions.

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