2012 marks Syaiful’s 10th anniversary in the fashion industry. Soft-spoken and shy, this award winning designer is the creative force behind Syaiful Baharim Atelier and is well known for high fashion wedding and evening creations, traditional and Muslimah garments and batik resortwear. Syaiful has dressed members of the royalty, celebrities, the well heeled VIPs and the most consummate of fashionistas, and has shown his collections in Jakarta, London, Manila, Singapore and Sydney.
Immediately recognizable for his crisp and tailored look, Syaiful injects modern and urban touches breathing freshness and modern sophistication. It is no wonder that Syaiful appeals to the fashionable woman who appreciates beautiful well-made clothes that stand out. His penchant is to delight and titillate, mixing lace with modern encrusted bijoux beadwork, juxtaposing linens with fine silks, placing Peranakan Nyoya embroidery on Malay songket, cutting tweed for traditional garments, melding stiff fabric with petal like flowing chiffon, effortlessly merging eastern silhouettes with western styles, that consistently yield unexpected results but always wearable. Always appropriate.
To celebrate his decade long illustrious career, Syaiful showcases a look for 2012/2013 with a liberal dose of jewel tones and color, bold prints and ingenious layering of patterns on patterns with tactile and precious fabrics. The collections are both structured and flowy, armour-like but delicate. Details such as pleats are coupled with playful visible zippers, ribbons tied as laces, velvet borders, bejewelled bows and starburst beading, perfectly balancing fashion flamboyance with stylish restraint. Staying faithful to his mark, the clothes are always superbly cut and impeccably finished.
Recognizing that every woman is unique, Syaiful customizes individual looks, but always with the distinctive Syaiful Baharim stamp. The woman who wears Syaiful exudes a quiet confidence with her own style and flair, but love to be challenged and delighted.
With a steadily growing clientele, Syaiful now operates his namesake Syaiful Baharim Atelier from a bungalow located on 267 Jalan Maarof, Bangsar.