Discuss Malaysian exports and you might think palm oil, rubber or Jimmy Choo. But cast your net a little wider and there, flopping away like a big, gorgeous mermaid, will be Atikah Karim, a local girl making it very big in the international world of fashion. (And should you be mildly curious what she would look like with Golden Syrup dripping down her face, you could do worse than check out the March 2016 issue of Esquire Malaysia. Yeah, that’s what we did. Not really sure why.)
Photography by Chuan Looi. Styling by Ian Loh. Art direction by Rebecca Chew.