Style Profile: Mah Kok Wah On Engineering His Sharp & Edgy Style
“I’m very lucky to be in the aviation industry because aircraft are like toys for men," enthuses Mah Kok Wah. "My day-to-day is working with these giant machines."
The 35-year-old has a creative side too – his other passion is interior design. In fact, he was very much involved in the design of his home so that the space that he shares with his wife, Angelyn Chong, and his dog, Boba, is a relaxing sanctuary.
But thanks to what he has learnt from his profession, form will always follow function. "When it comes to an aircraft, there’s no such thing as wastage because every aspect serves a purpose."
He applies this philosophy when picking out his fashion accessories. Not afraid to experiment with fashion, he has a penchant for pulling together a sharp look with bold accessories. We were suitably impressed when he chose a funky Louis Vuitton vest-suit and an avant-garde Richard Mille timepiece for Tatler Ball 2019.
Illustrating his style savvy are these accessories that reflect his edgy yet practical personality.
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Louis Vuitton Trunk Bag
“Louis Vuitton is becoming my favourite brand ever since Virgil Abloh was appointed the artistic director of its menswear. I love how he gives street style an upgrade with luxurious and classy details. This trunk bag is a great example with its all-black design and roomy interior. I can wear it with any outfit, be it a 3-piece suit or a casual wear."
Richard Mille RM 030 Auto Declutchable Rotor Watch
“A few years ago I managed to finalise a very important contract on behalf of the company, a process that took years. This was the watch I bought to reward myself after that achievement.”
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Chanel and Balmain necklaces
"My style tip is that you must respect the dress code of any occasion whether it's a black tie or a fashion soiree. When it comes to my jewellery, I prefer having different sets of industrial-chic metal accessories which I can pair with my outfit for different events."
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"I've always liked slim fit because the clothes fit as if it's made for you; I prefer wearing a snug jacket or coat whenever I travel. But the one accessory that I must have is this large leather wallet that I can store all my cards and passport in, and which fits perfectly in my jacket's pocket."
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- Photography Khairul Imran
- Design Amir Rashid