Era Soekamto, the former duo of hip clothing line Urban Crew with Ichwan Thoha, named her latest collection “1421“. The year when the Chinese people had already exploring the world before Europeans did and also the name of a book by Gavin Menzies which explained that it was the year China discovered the world.
Inspired by the book, she mixed Indonesian traditional elements (kebaya, batik), with Chinese’s signature cheongsam and oriental flower details, and Europeans’s elegant intricacy and silhouette (cape and mullet dresses). Metal headpieces, big necklaces and gold embroidered velvet belts completed the regal yet sophisticated looks.
The collection was presented on Wednesday, October 09th 2013 during Bazaar Fashion Festival – IPMI Trend Show 2014 at Gandaria City, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Click here to view the complete runway images from Era Soekamto Spring 2014 collection.
Images courtesy of art8amby.