Open Trunk Show #4IndonesianDesigners in NYC #CoutureFashionWeek

What a busy week we have here...
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 :) 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 show began at 2 pm but I was at the venue with Bo et Obi at 1 pm. Yup...1 hour earlier and it gave me enough time to take picture here and there and picked some of the merchandises I love :) 

the room, before the guests arrived...
The theme of this show was from Lombok to New York. Three designers, namely Zaskia Sungkar, Barli Asmara and Dian Pelangi, or in short ZBD, had created fascinating designs using the colorful traditional fabrics from Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara.

From Lombok with loveee....
Lombok has been widely famous for its intricate tenun or hand-woven cloth, featuring one-of-a-kind patterns and brilliant colors. It's always be my favorite, too! Produced with traditional looms, especially gedogon, those woven clothes will surely steal your attention :). Now you imagine when young and talented people like Dian, Barli and Zaski turn them into fashion masterpiece!

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..

And from Dian Pelangi Collection

Don't you just love the jacket :)

it's reeeeed...

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 :) 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)
Then the show began...
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 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?


  1. Wow, all those designs are stunning, it was hard to believe that Indonesians really created all those outfits; the patterns, the details, and the complexity :) And I notice Dian Pelangi's design is getting mature and elegant as well, and specially for you, how lucky to get the chance to attend this such event :)

    1. I truly enjoy the's fun and the designers are very down-to-earth as, I didn't think twice when I received this invitation...and there we were :)

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  3. duh, warna-warnya cantik semua. Kayaknya pengen semuanya dimiliki :)

    1. kepanikan yang sama juga melanda saya maaak..untuk ukurannya ngg semua muat, kalau ngga...bokek deeh kita hehehe

  4. kainnya cakep2 maak, itu mahkotanya berat ngga ya yg dipake

    1. iya maak...kainnya bikin mupeeeeng...siger berat, tapi kan dipakenya bentar ajaaa :)

  5. This noon I just knew that asri welas is a designer by watching a program on local tv station,
    It's such a coincidence to find the same topics here ;-)

  6. This noon I just knew that asri welas is a designer by watching a program on local tv station,
    It's such a coincidence to find the same topics here ;-)

  7. The fabrics and designs are beautiful! I bet you had a lot of fun at that show.

  8. aaah.. seruuu ngeliatnya maak.. mantap yaa desainer2 Indonesiaa :D

  9. I have never been to a fashion show, but this one looks like so much fun! I adore all the gorgeous colors in the fabrics!

  10. Lampung was brought to you. How lucky. :D I didn't know Asih Welas is a designer. I only knew she was a model. So this is the answer why there were a lot of ZBD photos in Lombok in instagram. Kiss Obi for securing your spot hihii

  11. Foto pertama modelnya Dian Pelangi yang pake kacamata itu kok mirip mak uniek yaaa.. antagonisnya. muahahahaha

  12. Keren-keren ya karya designer Indonesia. Bangga deh ^^b

  13. Ternyata asri welas itu orang yang serba bisa ya. Dia jago jadi MC, bisa ngelawak, main sinetron serius juga oke, nyanyi lumayan, nari pinter dan sekarang bisa merancang baju. Aku baru tau dan aku naksir tapis Lampung warna ungunyaaaaaa

  14. Yes, pretty colors, beautiful dresses as works of art, love me!

  15. WOW those costumes are amazing. They have so much detail on them. I bet that was wonderful to look at up close.

  16. mendukung karya Indonesia tetus mendunia, meski tetep merasa aneh dengan yang di atas kepala tinggi2 begitu :)))

  17. Wih.. modelnya cantik banget.. pasti acaranya sangat seru ya?

  18. Mak, I envy you haha. It's such privilege to attend this show. Kita yang di Indonesia aja ngga selalu dapat invitation -- karena trunk show selalu full. Bagus banget ya shownya (dan kainnya)


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