A GLIMPSE FROM JAKARTA FASHION WEEK 2013: CLOSING SHOW AT IKAT INDONESIA BY DIDIET MAULANA

Jakarta’s very own fashionistas were flocked together for the closing show. The IT crowds were eager to see Ikat Indonesia’s Spring Summer 2013 collection named “Romantika Mentari”.
Andien, one of Indonesia’s famous singer, opened the show with a glamorous tenun gown. It looked complex, just like what Didiet said before in the press conference. “It was a bit difficult to create this collection, because I used the tenun materials from Makassar which known to be fragile. Usually for 10 meters of fabrics, I can make three clothes, but for this kind of material, I can only make one.”
As his mission to make Indonesia’s younger generation to be more aware of our own tradition and culture, Didiet’s designs did just that. Wearable clothes, modern styling with traditional fabrics and touches could be the perfect recipe to attract more young customers to his line. 

A GLIMPSE FROM JAKARTA FASHION WEEK 2013: LAST DAY AT SEBASTIAN’S FOR INDONESIA HEART FOUNDATION

Sebastian Gunawan’s show opened Jakarta Fashion Week 2013 previously and his show on the very last day were different.

This time, his ready to wear collection named Sebastian’s (mainly known as Red Label for us) were presented by Indonesia Heart Foundation as a part of their charity campaign “Go Red For Women”. With a theme “Portrait of a muse”, he and Christina Panarese created beautiful detailed cocktail dresses and long gowns which were inspired by Greek’s Goddesses, that we can tell by the gorgeous draping style. 

Empire waist dress, mini peplum dress, bolero with colors such as pastel, gold, blue and black created a pretty palette for the whole collection. Very Sebastian which looks are known to be so elegant, chic and classic.

A GLIMPSE FROM JAKARTA FASHION WEEK 2013: DAY 5

Proofs that batik can look edgy, energetic and futuristic. Featuring Iwan Amir, Lulu Lutfi Labibi and Sischset Detta, Erasmus Huis presented “Revival of Batik Belanda”.

Batik Belanda is still Batik by us, Indonesian, but the motives are influenced by the Dutch. Back in the very old days (Dutch colonial era), many Dutch fell in love with batik, therefore they created a special pattern, mostly flowers. And they injected the brighter colors too. 

It was refreshing to see Batik Belanda by the three young designers from Indonesia, as each of them came up with their own uniqueness. 

A GLIMPSE FROM JAKARTA FASHION WEEK 2013: DAY 3

Sponsored by Samsung, two of the very talented Indonesian designers, Auguste Soesastro and Oscar Lawalata presented their collection for Spring Summer 2013. 

Auguste went first showing his signature style: clean, structured, simple with basic colors that so ready to wear. Being as humble and simple as he is, he even let the model went free without fake eyelashes. Wow, there’s always the first time for something, right?

As for Oscar, he’s really into art deco and it showed in his line which seems to be focused in the constructive pattern with geometric design. Using materials such as tule, wool, cotton and our very own, batik, his collection is attractively modern.