Emma Chong Johnston

Emma Chong Johnston has worked in lifestyle and fashion publishing for over 10 years, most recently as the managing editor of Elle Malaysia. Based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, she has also written for Forbes Travel Guide, WanderLuxe, Esquire Malaysia and Time Out Kuala Lumpur.
Emma Chong Johnston
Emma Chong Johnston has worked in lifestyle and fashion publishing for over 10 years, most recently as the managing editor of Elle Malaysia. Based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, she has also written for Forbes Travel Guide, WanderLuxe, Esquire Malaysia and Time Out Kuala Lumpur.

Latest from Emma Chong Johnston

Cher and Rihanna on her mood board, Yuna her muse: Malaysian stylist on her bold fashion choices and anything-goes attitude

‘Forevermore’ music video for Malaysian R&B star Yuna is a time capsule of stylist Haida Yusof-Yeomans’ idiosyncratic fashion sense. She talks about dressing for yourself and daring to experiment.

5 Oct 2019 - 8:47PM

‘Forevermore’ music video for Malaysian R&B star Yuna is a time capsule of stylist Haida Yusof-Yeomans’ idiosyncratic fashion sense. She talks about dressing for yourself and daring to experiment.

Cher and Rihanna on her mood board, Yuna her muse: Malaysian stylist on her bold fashion choices and anything-goes attitude
Modern batik: Malaysian fashion designer’s simple, wearable clothes, with bold designs inspired by nature

Malaysian designer realised the potential of the ancient textile technique of batik, and started using it for everything from shift dresses to wrap skirts. Her designs incorporate bold motifs inspired by nature.

12 Aug 2019 - 5:49PM

Malaysian designer realised the potential of the ancient textile technique of batik, and started using it for everything from shift dresses to wrap skirts. Her designs incorporate bold motifs inspired by nature.

Modern batik: Malaysian fashion designer’s simple, wearable clothes, with bold designs inspired by nature
The Malaysian sustainable fashion brand aiming to make ethical fashion cool

Sasibai Kimis set up fashion brand Earth Heir in Malaysia in 2013, which sells bags and accessories made by local artisans. She makes fashion as ethical as she can, she says – being 100 per cent ethical would mean not making anything.

10 Jul 2019 - 6:46PM

Sasibai Kimis set up fashion brand Earth Heir in Malaysia in 2013, which sells bags and accessories made by local artisans. She makes fashion as ethical as she can, she says – being 100 per cent ethical would mean not making anything.

The Malaysian sustainable fashion brand aiming to make ethical fashion cool
The modest fashion brands with a modern take on women’s wear – it’s style for everyone

Modern modest fashion is not all about religion – it’s about comfort, choice and celebrating the myriad ways women around the world dress. On the eve of Ramadan, we talk to some inclusive fashion labels that are leading the way.

4 May 2019 - 8:50PM

Modern modest fashion is not all about religion – it’s about comfort, choice and celebrating the myriad ways women around the world dress. On the eve of Ramadan, we talk to some inclusive fashion labels that are leading the way.

The modest fashion brands with a modern take on women’s wear – it’s style for everyone
Luxury pyjamas and loungewear taking off as good sleep becomes a bigger priority

In a time when conspicuous consumption rules, high-quality pyjamas and loungewear might seem an unnecessary luxury. But the trend is being driven by the desire for a good night’s sleep, especially among young professionals.

30 Mar 2019 - 6:44PM

In a time when conspicuous consumption rules, high-quality pyjamas and loungewear might seem an unnecessary luxury. But the trend is being driven by the desire for a good night’s sleep, especially among young professionals.

Luxury pyjamas and loungewear taking off as good sleep becomes a bigger priority