It was the long weekend for the President's Day and we had New York Fashion Week as well during that time!
One of the shows that took place during the same time was Couture Fashion Week.
And we were so proud to have #4IndonesianDesigners coming and participating in that fabulous event! Those great designers were Dian Pelangi, Zaskia Sungkar, Barli Asmara and Asri Welas.
It was held in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, NYC, but I couldn't come because I was out of town with the kids....
Luckily, I managed to come to their Open Trunk Show. Wuhuuuu....
|from the House of Asri Welas...|
The Open Trunk Show was held in the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in NYC. And the Open Trunk means Open Trunk literally :)...as we saw some collections while they also at the same time opened the trunk and sold some of those collections. How cool is that :)...
|the open trunk...literally :)|
|the room, before the guests arrived...|
|From Lombok with loveee....|
So, the journey of these 4 Indonesian Designers to New York has been a colorful one!
And, let's check out their corners during the Trunk Show as well as some sneak-peak behind the scene :).
Let's start with Asri Welas ...
Without further do, let me introduce you to some of the house of Asri Welas' collections..
|Asri Welas' designs...elegant kebaya indeed...|
|The purple Tapis from the House of Asri Welas..originally from Lampung, my homeland, and it became mine :)|
|Siger Lampung...the traditional headpiece from Lampung...|
|Kebaya...the Indonesian traditional top attire elegantly worn since ages ago..|
|Don't you just love the jacket :)|
The other two designers didn't really have more from their trunks :). Most of their collections were worn by the models and were ready to be shown.
So, before the show started, I managed to sneak up and take the liberty to take pictures
some of the models who were either getting ready for the show or simply waiting for the final touch :)
|cheers....left is Zaskia Sungkar's design and right is Dian Pelangi Lombok collection...|
|the stunning red kebaya and red-and-gold-tapis from Asri Welas..sans the Siger, the headpiece :)|
|Okay...final touch for Barli Asmara's models :)|
|cheers....2 models of Asri Welas' collection and the one in the middle is Zaskia's :)|
|happy faces indeed L)|
It was briefly opened by the Consul General of Indonesia in NYC, Mr. Ghaffur Dharmaputra, followed by Sekar Jagad Dance, a traditional dance from Bali.
I was trying to secure my corner but it was just impossible...
We have so many photographers as well and audience wanted to take pictures, too.
So we saved our little corner with my sweet Obi sitting on the floor :).
We also have some more guests arriving when the show started...including some from the local fashion institute :). They look like models themselves ...
And here are some of the photos taken during the show...
|from the house of Asri Welas...|
|The grandeur designs inspired by the bride of Lampungnese ...|
|the models and Asri Welas, the designer...|
Featuring Zaskia Sungkar's designs...
Then Barli Asmara...with his glimmering designs using tenun Lombok as well...
And finally, Dian Pelangi... with her signature creations filled with brilliant colors and amazing patterns from Tenun Lombok..
|the designers with Mr. and Mrs. Dharmaputra...|
Then of course, I wouldn't miss the chance to take selfie with those talented designers :)
|With Barli Asmara et Rima, my dear friend...|
|wearing my new jacket and selfie with the designer, Dian Pelangi :)|
|lovely and beautiful Zaskia Sungkar :)|
And buying some collections as well :)..
|happy to get one orange jacket and one purple Tapis...yaaaay :)|
All in all...it was a great show and I was beyond proud to see those creative designers joining the Couture Fashion Week here in NYC. I bet NYC likes them, too. Don't you think?
Have you seen and enjoyed a fashion show before?