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Showing posts with label Indonesian Designers. Show all posts

Jakarta Fashion Week 2019

Jakarta Fashion Week 2019 is back! 
Do you get a chance to see it?

Jakarta Fashion Week 2019

I know it's a late post but it feels like a big loss if I don't write it in my blog!
Walaupun Jakarta Fashion Week teal selesai beberapa waktu yang lalu, tapi rasanya kok rugi banget kalau aku tidak tulis keseruan acara keren ini di blog.

Jakarta Fashion Week 2019 was held in Senayan City, 20 - 26 October 2018.
As I was traveling around during the same period of time, I managed to watch 4 shows only.
And I can say I'm enjoying it. For the last 4 years, I was privileged enough to see and even be part of some shows in New York Fashion Week, including the one with Indonesian Diversity. 

Novita Yunus, Lulu Lutfi Labibi, Bin House, Humbang Shibory x Purana are the shows that I  watched during Jakarta Fashion Week 2019 and they did have amazing shows!

I have to admit that I was sneaking during my lunch break to catch the shows but hey, Jakarta Fashion Week is super special and I didn't want to miss it obviously.

Being the biggest fashion week in Indonesia, Jakarta Fashion Week has been consistently  conducted since 2008. What I love about this event is that it has been successfully showcasing brilliant works of Indonesian designers, which, I have to say, matches their fellows at the international arena in terms of creativity, intricate details, and styles. The latest trends and colors, beautifully par with Indonesian amazing traditional fabric and endless creative energy, prove to be the best recipe to create such outstanding works in fashion!

Sebagai penikmat fashion yang juga penggila wastra Indonesia, saya benar-benar bahagia bisa menikmati Jakarta Fashion Week kali ini. Beberapa dari designer keren itu memang teman dan saya kenal naik, but regardless of that, karya-karya meraka memang luar biasa dan patut mendapat pujian, baik dari khalayak dalam negeri maupun luar negeri.

Let's see some of those amazing shows I have watched.


This year, my dearest Novita Yunus presents such a lovely and laid-back collection dominated by white, grey, silver, black and off-white shades with creative cuttings and flairs.  This time, Novita Yunus and Lulu Lutfi Labibi shared the runway under Pesona Sisterhood Runway.

I love the outers and the jackets which gives you a great look with ‘fun’, the spirit that I always capture from mba Novi’s warm personalities. 

Mba Novita is more than just a great designer! She is like my big sister as we’re quite close as I’m a big fan of her works, especially the bags. Batik Chic collection has been a great part of my wardrobe. She even visited me in New York City while I was just recuperating from my mastectomy. Keep up the great work, Mba!

Watch my YouTube video for her show!


Mas Lutfi's work is, as always, captivating! 
I have been a big fan since I saw his incredible and unique cutting, using Lurik, the traditional fabric ubiquitously used in Jogjakarta. The mix and match, bright colors and asymmetrical look has been his strong signature. On his hand, Lurik is not just a striped piece  of cloth. And I love him for that! 


Mas Lulu, Joannes et me :)

Belum lagi kreatifitas mas Lulu yang selalu penuh kejutan.
Bahkan shownya kali ini pun penuh misteri, dengan backsound music yang nggak kalah misterius if not mistis!


Obin, or Josephine Werratie Komara, has long been acknowledged for her incredible works and dedication for Batik, particularly the vintage ones. She is one of our heroines when it comes to the preservation of traditional Batik patterns and production method.

Kain-kain tante Obin, as I called her, memang cantik dan khas, karena motif dan warna yang dipakai kebanyakan adalah motif khas Indonesia yang tidak biasa. Itu yang membuat karyanya banka disukai karena memang ekslusif dan tidak pasaran. Selain itu, teknik membatik paripurna yang dipertahankan ditambah kualitas hasil pekerjaan yang selalu terjaga membuat nama Obi lewat BinHouse melanglang buana dan makin membuat harum nama Indonesia di kancah panggung fashion dunia.

Koleksi BINHouse yang ditampilkan kali ini juga sangat exquisite, apalagi para model yang melenggak - lenggok di runway melakukannya dengan santai walaupun mereka menggunakan kebaya, kain dan sepatu sneakers! Asli keren shownya!

                     HUMBANG SHIBORI X PURANA

This lovely collection of Shibori was specially made in Humbang Hasundutan Regency in North Sumatra. Established under the CSR projects of PT. Asuransi Sinar Mas, a leading insurance agency in Indonesia, Rumah Kreatif Sinar Mas and the regency government in Humbang created series of Humbang Shibori clothes and fabric, involving artisans from the local area and trained by Merdi Sihombing, an Indonesian designer.

Using tie-dye techniques, Humbang Shibori fabrics are transformed into various lovely collections which will be perfect for your leisure time.

So, how do you like Jakarta Fashion Week 2019?
Did you watch it as well?
Which one is your favorite?

Vivi Zubedi for New York Fashion Week 2018 - The Story

Vivi Zubedi for New York Fashion Week 2018 - The Story.

"Attention, everyone. Please take your seat.  The show is about to begin!" 

Dearest Lori and Nicole from Riviere agency firmly announced that to the buzzing audience who were taking selfies, pictures and snapchats, exchanging hugs, kisses, and excitement among friends and familiar faces. Rushed to their seats, audience immediately fell silent and held their breath, waiting for the show

Urang Banua, Vivi Zubedi's collection for NYFW 2018 runway, was about to start.

An hour before, a long line was snaking outside of Industria, the venue for Vivi Zubedi's show that night. As the clock reach 2.30 PM, the security allowed those with seated invitation to enter the building, to be followed by those who had different invitations. Soon the room was quickly packed with invitees, spectators and fashion enthusiasts. All gathered to see how special Urang Banua is.

outside of Industria..

And the lights went out.

The first model graciously walked the runway, wearing Abaya-inspired dressed made of Pagatan tenun, Indonesian traditional weaving fabrics from South Kalimantan. Vivi's trademark of elegant silhoutte and gracious details are vividly shown in this abaya-only collection. 

The touch of Sasirangan and Pagatan tenun definitely brings out the homey feeling and unique flair to those dresses . Playing with a lot of earthy, natural colors, plus romantic black and white, Urang Banua collection will surely satisfy those loving the modest, neat style.

Velvet looks beautiful with Pagatan

More opulent looks comes as more models were walking on the runway.
I love the details on the Pagatan tenun, or as labelled by the designer Tanah Bumbu, where these hand-woven fabrics are mixed with velvet, beads, stones, laces, ribbons, embroideries and pieces of small mirrors. 

Seating there on the front row gave me a great access to the show. 
But I was so excited my photos were blurred! 
Well, but iPhone is a huge help indeed :).

With dearest friends Hengki Kawilarang, Indonesian leading designer, Gina from whatthedoost, and Angel Tan plus Irene

The shapes and cutting Vivi played on the long sleeves, sides, capuchon, collars and  more made those dresses even more special. 
Every detail rocks.

And Vivi Zubedi joins one of the most riveting Fashion Show on earth on some rock-hard missions, to make modest fashion mainstream and solidify women empowerment! Starting in 2016 with Anniesa Hasibuan, modest fashion, particularly those chosen and  worn by Moslem women, have become a integral part of NYFW. A great welcome indeed, adding to the diversity of looks and styles being showcased in this prestigious runway.

As you know, strong ladies back home in Pagatan, South Kalimantan, who made these incredible pieces of tenun are literally struggling to make ends meet.  With their skillful hands, all these colorful fabrics are created and produced through diligent and meticulous process. No wonder Vivi was so touched to see these hardworking women and decided instantly to bring their beautiful pieces and spirit to the international arena. To show their inspirational works to the world. Great job, Vivi! 

And it seems, modest fashion is here to stay.
I can see the overwhelming response from the floor for this abaya-inspired collection.
Can't wait to see the next work of Vivi Zubedi or other Indonesian fashion designers here in New York City! 

Vivi has been fully supported by Hijup and Wardah, Indonesia leading halal cosmetics, that I love sooo much!
Its beautiful matte and cream lipsticks are one of my fave!

with the Indonesian ladies from my office :)

Here's to Urang Banua, 
Vivi Zubedi for New York Fashion Week 2018 - The Story

WW: Vivi Zubedi for NYFW 2018

Some snaps from "Urang Banua",
Vivi Zubedi for NYFW 2018, 
Industria, February 11, 2018.

Pagatan and Sasirangan in Urang Banua

Will come back with the complete story for sure!

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Indonesian Diversity Runway Show SS18 Collection - Photo Gallery

More photos for you all :)
Indonesian Diversity Runway Show SS18 Collection - Photo Gallery

Catherine Njoo for NYFW First Stage

All photos were taken by me using iPhone 7 Plus and Ztylus lenses.

Catherine Njoo 'Legong' with Head piece by Grace Liem

Caterine Njoo for NYFW The First Stage