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BIBCo 2019: Bead-azzling Night of Fashion and Glamour

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Every fashion lover would know that accessories such as a statement necklace or earrings would elevate their overall look.

In Sarawak, we have an affinity for our Borneo beads as the choice of fashion accessories.

The Borneo International Beads Conference 2019 (BIBCo 2019) promised everything any bead and fashion lovers would adore; fashion, glamour, opulent looks and of course, extravagant beads.

Held for the sixth time, BIBCo 2019 took place from 4th to 6th October in Kuching.

It featured Kuala Lumpur designer Bill Keith and Sarawak contemporary bead designers Lucille Awen Jon and Juliana Ambrose.

Also making an appearance on the runway was Livan Gallery.

The 6th edition of BIBCO also featured international bead and costumes designers; Chris Lim Zamora (Philippines), Floor Kaspers (Netherlands), Elaine Robnett Moore (USA) and Florence Wee (Australia).

The Gala Nite also showcased traditional Laos weaving in Luang Prabang by The Weaving Sisters from Laos.

BIBCo 2019 Gala Nite was officiated by Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Sarawak, YB Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.

Here are some of the memorable looks showcased during BIBCo 2019:

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A model wearing ‘marik empang’, a traditional Iban outer garment worn around the shoulder made out of beads and cotton strings
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A cardigan with beautiful patterns by the Weaving Sisters from Laos
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Fabulous multi strand opera beaded necklace paired with an extravagant black dress and magnificent headpiece
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A statement beaded matinee necklace to elevate your look
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An interesting golden beaded multi strand opera necklace/earrings served with an equally elaborate headpiece to complete the look
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A beaded choker necklace for a classic-modern look
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A whimsical yet elegant choker necklace for a more boho chic look
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For those who are feeling adventurous and over the top, they might appreciate this one-of-a-kind multi strand elongate opera necklace
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A bold sunshine yellow beaded choker that is sure to demand attention
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A elongated chunky beaded choker l nicely paired with a halter dress to emphasize its intricate details
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A carefully tangled multi strand black and white necklace to elevate any look