CYBERJAYA - Malaysian designer and entrepreneur Datuk Tiffanee Marie Lim is no stranger to international recognition, having been part of the fashion world since a decade ago.
Now she has added another feather to her cap by appearing in the British Vogue magazine's official centenary issue - considered by the fashion world as the most valuable edition thus far.
A celebration of the iconic fashion magazine's 100 years in business, the June issue features Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, on the cover along with a 10-page spread, the first magazine shoot she has ever consented to.
Lim, 28, is the only Malaysian to be featured in the magazine, alongside other notable names in fashion like Pakistani designer Syeda Amera and Dubai-based designer Kristina Fidelskaya.
"It feels nice to know you're among the prestigious names on this list, and being featured in the most valuable issue of Vogue.
"What we design here at the LimKokWing Fashion Club is vogue to them and that is revolutionary," said Lim.
Lim, the vice-president of LimKokWing University, is also creative director and founder of the LimKokWing Fashion Club brand, the world's first fashion label by a university.
For slightly over two years now, students of the university's fashion courses have designed and marketed their works under the label.
Lim observed that this was not the first time the British Vogue had featured her or the label, as the first feature had been six months after the label was founded.
"When they first reached out to us, I thought it was a prank because we were not expecting this at all.
"Vogue has been unmatched since its inception, and for them to come to us and say we are worthy is exceptionally meaningful," she said.
The magazine describes her as a "dynamic Malaysian private innovator".
"Tiffanee Marie Lim is one of the few young women of her type in the sometimes uppity world of education.
"Inspired by young designers, she has been participative in talent development and creative conferences in Dubai, London, Jakarta, Berlin and Cannes," the magazine added.