[EXCLUSIVE] Giveaway Winner Announced! Nelissa Hilman - Contemporary Women's Footwear Label + Exclusive Tickets to KL Fashion Week 2013

Photos courtesy of Hui Yen for Elements Magazine Trained in shoemaking at the Polimoda International Institute Fashion Design and Mar...

Trained in shoemaking at the Polimoda International Institute Fashion Design and Marketing in Italy, Nelissa founded her namesake label in 2011. Nelissa Hilman is a contemporary women’s footwear label which seeks to preserve the heritage of fine shoemaking through carefully designed and attentively crafted shoes, giving emphasis on structure, fine leathers and purposeful detailing. Nelissa Hilman shoes are handcrafted and produced in limited quantities for exclusivity.

With shoes that carry new values with classic and long-lasting image, there is more than one side to a story and Nelissa stresses the importance of shoes looking beautiful from every angle – outlasting trends and seasons. Each piece is personal and the brand aspires women to become the greatest version of themselves.

Dreamer, traveler and trendsetter all at once, the Nelissa Hilman women possess a timeless fervor for life, transcending boundaries with delightful ease. Each piece is personal and carefully crafted into a narrative, waiting to be recounted, explored and shared - inspiring and delighting women worldwide.

Nelissa Hilman design philosophy places strong emphasis on the structure, materials and working contrast of the materials as each and every shoe is handcrafted and produced in limited quantities for exclusivity.

The Spring Summer 2013 Sonia Delaunay-inspired collection brings forth liberating colors, movement, feminine structure and shapes, embracing the philosophy of sophisticated fashion for everyday living. For the shoemaker, it’s important to look at fashion, people, design, art and travel and she wants her designs to feel easy and this comes from something she has seen or done, always from her own life.

When Nelissa talks about her work, you get her passion through and through. “I believe good design is about honesty and beauty, and I hope my work speaks to a lot of people,” she says. It’s about injecting new ideas every time and generating new work from the previous. I like the continuity as it allows me to delve deeper. Nelissa finds most pleasure in sketching and credits the surrounding as being a constant inspiration in her work, whereas for materials, she enjoys working with nappa and goat leather.

Nelissa is also dabbling into the art scene, citing her recently collaborated with a renowned Malaysian artist, Sivam Selvaratnam for her solo exhibition entitled Rapt in Maya which took place at the University Malaya Art Gallery in September 2012. “I was very fortunate and humbled by the opportunity to collaborate with Mrs. Selvaratnam on creating wearable pieces inspired by her drawings.”

Huge importance is placed on the process to ensure that the product remains at the heart its strategy and symbolizes the philosophy and authenticity of Nelissa Hilman – and the best you can get in terms of taste and quality.

“I have always been obsessed with shoes and how they change the allure of women. I believe that design is in everything we do, but it is also between those things – a mix of craft, science, storytelling, history, propaganda and philosophy,” said Nelissa.

Nelissa Hilman will be collaborating with Silas Liew for KL Fashion Week 2013 happening this 19 June, 3pm at Pavilion and she will be be giving out a pair of exclusive tickets for the fashion show to one of our magazine readers. This giveaway is also happening on two other websites. Out of the 3 winners, Nelissa Hilman will be selecting 1 winner to receive a pair of Nelissa Hilman shoes in addition to the KLFW 2013 tickets.

To participate in the giveaway:
- Like Nelissa Hilman's Facebook Page
- Like Elements Magazine's Facebook Page and follow Elements Magazine on Twitter
- Leave a comment in this post with your name, email address, and tell us your favourite pair of Nelissa Hilman shoes. Her collections can be found on her website.

The giveaway ends on June 14 (midnight). We will be announcing the giveaway winner through email, do remember to keep your eyes peeled for the good news!

Congratulations Sara! You're the lucky giveaway winner who will walk away with a pair of exclusive tickets to KL Fashion Week 2013. Check your email!

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  1. Intan Sya ShafieJune 12, 2013 at 8:09 PM

    Ahhhhh im gawking like a mad woman browsing through Nelissa's collection! oh-so pretty!!!

    Syafinaz Shafie

    My favourite pair would definitely be *hands down* MELODY :D

  2. Nelissa's collection are amazing!! :D


    Name: Nurul Nazihah

    Email: nurulnazihah.ismail[@]yahoo.com

    Melody is sexy!

  3. Henrieta Faith DuncanJune 13, 2013 at 3:02 PM

    hey! liked your pages already. im a member of ff btw. heres my details

    name: henrieta duncan

    email: deerockerlove@yahoo.com

    fave shoes: rita


  4. i've liked ur page already ! All of ur collection is amazing but i loveeee the melody ! its sexy

    name : sara mingan

    email : saramingan@hotmail.com

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