1989 – Melium begins its maiden journey with the AIGNER franchise, the well-known German leather brand, followed by HUGO BOSS - the world’s premier menswear brand - the first of many international brands to come under our wing.
1995 – STUART WEITZMAN, is brought into the fold and continues to charm customers with its line of high quality women’s footwear and accessories, much loved by international celebrities.
The first ever DÔME Café opens its doors, serving the world’s finest coffees and pioneering the café culture in Malaysia. With 18 outlets to its name, DÔME is now a place we have come to love for its comfort food, ambience and the world’s finest coffees.
1997 – Insas Bhd, a Malaysian public-listed company invested in The Melium Group allowing the company to take advantage of growing retail opportunities in the country.
1999 – ASEANA – Melium’s homegrown multi-brand boutique, showcasing the best of Asean design, is launched in Suria KLCC with brands such as Ghea, Milo, and more.
Today, ASEANA – the Extraordinary Store – is Malaysia’s largest mixed-brand boutique of international ready-to-wear designer labels including Mary Katrantzou, Victoria Beckham, Roland Mouret, Helmut Lang, Pierre Balmain, Nancy Gonzales Celestina and exquisite accessory labels such as Miriam Haskell and Erickson Beamon.
2004 – COLE HAAN, a brand synonymous with contemporary leather products coupled with Nike Air technology brings a unique level of retail merchandise to the Melium stable.
2006 - Dato’ Farah drew from the finest of Italian luxury labels to introduce TOD'S, a brand that represents the rich and stylish Italian way of life, with a range of high-end leather products. PUCCI continues the love affair with Italy, embodying the soul of Italian high fashion with its strong heritage in the fashion world and stunning iconic prints.
2007 – An exciting year for Melium with the launch of Dato’ Farah Khan’s eponymous label – FARAH KHAN. With focus on effortless glamour where vintage is reinterpreted and fused with modern elegance, and expressed through luxurious handcrafted embellishments, the brand is now the first Malaysian fashion brand to be retailed in over 47 cities worldwide, and is much loved by celebrities from Kimora Lee to Selena Gomez.
2008 welcomes the celebrated French maison de mode Yves Saint Laurent (now known as Saint Laurent), bringing together Dato' Farah's love for French chic and gender-bending sophistication.
In the same year, Melium enters Kuala Lumpur's new fashion platform Pavilion KL, debuting its first ever duplex street-front stores for Aigner and Hugo Boss as well as flagship stores for TOD'S, Saint Laurent and Stuart Weitzman.
The new multi-brand store, M STORE, is another milestone, highlighting the light-hearted side of luxury shopping with over 30 fun-loving international brands that are fresh, edgy, fashion-forward, youthful and accessible. M STORE is host to brands such as Clover Canyon, Hale Bob, Custo Barcelona, Elizabeth & James, Schutz and more.
2009 – Dato’ Farah spearheads The Melium Group and Malaysian Tatler 20th Anniversary Charity Auction, where RM 2.1 million is raised through the auction of 80 coveted items. Proceeds are given to 10 charities including Women’s Aid Organization (WAO), Tasputra Perkim, and Yayasan Tunku Nurul Hayati.
As the years progress, we continue to look for opportunities to work with our industry, our partners and our friends to give back to society.
2011 – The Melium Group proudly moves its headquarters into a brand new building at The Trillium in Lakefields, Kuala Lumpur, with a contemporary space that reflects the modern outlook of the organization.
2012 – In the spirit of Dato’ Farah’s love for Paris, 2012 sees the addition of the storied French fashion house, Givenchy, bringing its dark romanticism and rock edge to fans in an increasingly sophisticated luxury market.
Melium also showcases an expanded menswear offering with the launch of HACKETT LONDON, British sartorialism at its best, to an adoring fanbase, and with not one but two stores in Suria KLCC and Pavilion KL.
In 2012, the Melium Group enters the Indonesian market with FARAH KHAN stores in W Hotel in Seminyak.
2013 – The FARAH KHAN label spreads its reach with its first standalone store in Suria KLCC and crosses the border to Jakarta, where the flagship boutique in Plaza Indonesia will augment its existing presence in Bali.