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Featured Article: Club Dahlia by Sebastian Gunawan



One of Indonesia’s most respected fashion designers, Sebastian Gunawan, just presented his 2013 collection at the ballroom of Hotel Mulia Senayan, Jakarta (one of the regular venues for major fashion shows), on Tuesday, October 16th 2012.

The 45 year old named his latest collection Club Dahlia, and he translated his inspiration–an all female club in Florida, Club Dahlia–in ladylike and feminine shapes such as peplums, sleeveless dresses, ballgown skirt, cropped capes and jacket, billowy sleeves and 2012 biggest trend, pants over dress (in this case, the pants shown over a peplum dress that kinda similar to Raf Simons‘ first collection for Dior Haute Couture, and it’s very chic!).

Sebastian Gunawan infused his signature glamour touch in those fabulous shapes. You can see he used lots of marabou feathers, sequins, beads, flowers appliqué, and rich textured fabrics such as lamé, jacquard, satin, lace, tulle and brocade for his latest collection. He keeps the accessories minimal, only ankle strap wedges and heels, crystal adorned mesh headpiece/veil, and braided chignon. He let the dresses speaks for itself.

The color palette was opulently rich. Seba–the designer’s nickname–divided it in few sequences such as “This Innocence Is Brilliance“, “The Beauty of Interaction“, and “Rendition of Collision” in which he shown the lavish collection in yellow, teal, gold, dusty pink, baby blue, red, black and white respectively to the excited attendees.

As top catwalker Katya Talanova opened the show in an embellished trench coat and mesh veiled headpiece, you can sense that Seba will not go far from his signature style. There’s definitely something for every Indonesian fashionista which they can choose from the 95 looks he showcased. He also presented six gorgeous lace, tulle, shantung and duchess silk wedding gowns in the finale.

The collection will pleased his regular customers and fashion editors, as we are sure that it will fly out of the shelves and hit the editorials and his customers’ closet, very soon.

Check out the full runway images on our Facebook fanpage, here. We’d also like to give a special thank you notes to Vero Arfiana of Harper’s Bazaar Indonesia :)

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Featured Article: Backstage Images of Exceptional Soirée


Three of Indonesia’s well-known fashion designers participated for a trunk show of wedding gowns entitled “Exceptional Soirée“, in conjunction with Plaza Indonesia Wedding Inspirations, that took place at La Moda Cafe, on Thursday, May 24th 2012.

Almost 20 pieces of gorgeous collection from Tri Handoko, Sapto Djojokartiko Bride and Sebastian Gunawan‘s bridal line, SEBASTIANsposa, were presented on the fabulous afternoon together with 40 jewelry set collections from Mondial.

It’s always exciting to photographed what happened at the backstage before the show. Don’t you just love the frenzy and the rush that happened minutes before the show: models getting ready, make up artists doing the touch-ups, the designer assistants preparing the dresses and the queuers are shouting calling names to make sure the models are ready for the runway. Everyone is working hard to make sure that the event running well.

Stay tuned on our blog, because we will post the runway images soon so you can enjoy the complete collection from the designers.

Feel free to browse through our Facebook fanpage for more images taken behind the scenes of the fashion show.

Until next backstage posts, people!

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Featured Article: Backstage Images of Jakarta Fashion Week 2012, Final Day


Simona and Kelly Tandiono have a chat during the rehearsal for the last day of Jakarta Fashion Week 2012


Merry during rehearsal on the last day of Jakarta Fashion Week 2012

Please enjoy the images taken by art and amby from the backstage, rehearsal, run through and after shows of the final day of Jakarta Fashion Week 2012, Friday, November 18th 2011 at Pacific Place.

That night, five of Indonesia‘s talented fashion designers, Auguste Soesastro, Sally Koeswanto, Sebastian Gunawan, Sapto Djojokartiko, and Tex Saverio, are presenting their interpretation on “Celebrating Women”, the theme for Dewi Fashion Knights, the final show on the highly anticipated annual event, Jakarta Fashion Week.

Auguste Soesastro, who once worked for Ralph Rucci, dons minimalist collection with great tailoring in cream, ivory, white and a hint of black and orange. Sally Koeswanto, who graduated from Whitehouse School of Design, Sydney in 1994, presented sexy and body hugging Chinese inspired dresses titled “Love, Passion, and Lust“. Sebastian Gunawan in his second participation for Dewi Fashion Knights gave something different from his usual elegant collection with tribal printed flowing dresses and edgy headpieces.

Sapto Djojokartiko made people gasp with towering high laser cut steel heeled shoes where the model could barely walk. His Calon Arang inspired designs were mysteriously breathtaking and very editorial ready! Last but not least, Tex Saverio, whose his gown was featured in a spread of Harper Bazaar US worn by Lady Gaga, presented gold themed collection with magnificent detailing. Lady Gaga should worn Tex‘s and Sapto‘s dresses for her next performances in our opinion.

Click on the designers name to view their complete runway images and click here to view our extensive selection of backstage images.

Hope you enjoy our photos guys :)

Regards, art and amby.

Thank you to all the models, designers, crews and everyone who made this photo report possible.

The models during finale rehearsal at the last day of Jakarta Fashion Week 2012


Bunga Jelita and Dea Nabila just before their rehearsal on the last day of Jakarta Fashion Week 2012


Elena photographed backstage before Dewi Fashion Knights fashion show in her sequins adorned appliqué for Sapto Djojokartiko segment


Paula Verhoeven with her gold make up and hair for Tex Saverio segment in Dewi Fashion Knights fashion show


Prinka Cassy snapped backstage during Dewi Fashion Knights rehearsal


Fashion designer Auguste Soesastro posed for art8amby backstage at Dewi Fashion Knights show


Fashion designer Sapto Djojokartiko photographed backstage at Dewi Fashion Knights on the last day of Jakarta Fashion Week 2012


Fashion designers Firenzano and Soko Wiyanto before entering the Fashion Tent for Dewi Fashion Knights on the last day of Jakarta Fashion Week 2012


The lovely presenter Rahmah Ummaya posed for art8amby after her gig hosting Barli Asmara/The Body Shop fashion show


Jakarta Fashion Week: Sebastian Gunawan 2012




Tribal prints at Sebastian Gunawan 2012 collection

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Kelly Tandiono, Dominique Agisca Diyose & Paula Verhoeven for dewi November 2011



Karin Wijaya styled this soft colored November cover of dewi magazine featuring five of Indonesia‘s current top names in modeling: Kelly Tandiono (in Lanvin), Dominique Agisca Diyose (in our friend’s dress, Sapto Djojokartiko), Paula Verhoeven (in Auguste Soesastro), Laura Muljadi (in the foldout cover wearing Lanvin) and Prinka Cassy (also in the foldout cover wearing Burberry Prorsum). The girls photographed gorgeously by Arino Mangan.

The make up and hair for this cover that was shot in Jimbaran, Taman Impian Jaya Ancol, was done by Gusnaldi and Zuber from Gusnaldi Salon Team.

This issue also marks the 20th Anniversary of dewi magazine! We can’t wait to see the highly anticipated Dewi Fashion Knights in the last day of Jakarta Fashion Week 2012 on November 18th 2011 featuring five of Indonesia‘s foremost fashion designers: Sapto Djojokartiko (yaaayyy!!), Sally Koeswanto, Auguste Soesastro, Sebastian Gunawan and Tex Saverio (Lady Gaga worn his dress for a spread in Harper’s Bazaar US May 2011!!).

Happy 20th Anniversary dewi!!!

Images scanned by art8amby via Sapto Djojokartiko. Please consider to link back and mention the source if you want to re-use these images.


World Batik Summit 2011


The Batik facade


My green cased Blackberry and the id pass


The traditional dancers in rehearsal. Image by Armadina

Batik, a cloth that traditionally uses a manual wax-resist dyeing technique, has been associated with Indonesia since a very long time. But not until The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has officially recognized batik as an Indonesian heritage and cultural treasure in October 02nd 2009. Even though the exquisite fabrics can also be found in other countries, but now more people are aware that batik are originally from Indonesia.

With the new designated title from UNESCO two years ago as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity, batik is even more popular these days. Every Friday, here in Indonesia, most of people are wearing batik to the offices and work places to celebrate our lovely national heritage.

I got a wonderful opportunity to covering the Cultural Evening Performance during World Batik Summmit 2011 in Jakarta Convention Center couple of days ago. That night, a fashion show by 10 fashion designers from 4 countries was held in front of the high profile guests and invitations as the main event.

With more than 30 models, Carmanita, Ramli, Chossy Latu, Danar Hadi, Parang Kencana, Sebastian Gunawan and Anne Avantie from Indonesia are presenting their finest batik designs along with fellow designers from China (Lu Kun), Malaysia (Deanoor) and Japan (Kaoru).

Dea Nabila and Prinka Cassy


The handsome Nikola at SUM

Bulan at Platinum


L Men of The Year 2011 Runner Up, Adijaya, during rehearsal


Supermodel Asia Pacific 2011 winner, Bunga Jelita during rehearsal


Mister International 2009 top 15 finalists from Indonesia, Holly Feriston and Dominique Agisca Diyose. Image by Andreas Yudhi

Another fun part during the event was of course the rehearsal and backstage visit where I can snapped the models before and after the make up. The models for the fashion show are lovely and wonderful mixed of new faces and established ones.

There’s senior catwalker Dessy Mulasari and Nien (who opened the show), new face Hege at Look Models, top names such as Julia Jamil, Teuku Zacky, Katya Talanova, Drina Ciputra, Whulandary Herman, Ilmira, Advina Ratnaningsih, Dhining, Dominique Agisca Diyose, Advina Ratnaningsih, Selvi Rivera, Bunga Jelita, Renata Kusmanto, Hendy Bramantyo, Christina, Kimmy Jayanti and Indonesia‘s ‘IT‘ model of the moment, Prinka Cassy.

Feel free to visit and enjoy our Facebook photo album to view MORE exclusive backstage images of the models during World Batik Summit 2011.

Opening dancers rehearsal


Hendy Bramantyo snapped backstage


The beautiful Whulandary Herman


Larina at Damn! Inc. with the amazing Temple miniature behind her


The make up that night was done by Sariayu team and it was soft smokey eyes with a dash of bright red lips and dramatic eyelashes to create the sexy yet beautiful feeling just like Polina at Damn! Inc. shown above.

Some of the models are sporting a sophisticated little bun with blunt bangs, some of them are having a simple slicked back low ponytail and the others are sporting the very exquisite ‘sanggul‘ or chignon (shown by Ilmira and Mungky) to completed the look by Indonesia‘s foremost Kebaya designer, Mrs. Anne Avantie.

World Batik Summit 2011 exhibition will be held until tomorrow, October 02nd in Jakarta Convention Center. So, if you want to view the amazing displays of various types of batik in one place, this is really the place you want to be. Just like the tagline “Indonesia : Global Home of Batik

A very special thanks to Tara Makmun, Panca Makmun, Andreas Yudhi and Armadina.

Amby.

Mrs. Anne Avantie and her beloved mother, Mrs. Amie Indriati


The elegant Mungky


Merry at JIM and Dea Nabila backstage after the hair do


The always fun Kimmy Jayanti


The flawless Renata Kusmanto


The energetic dancers


Our friend, fellow blogger Armadina and photographer Andreas Yudhi


It girl of the moment, Prinka Cassy in backstage during final run through


The boys (from top left clockwise : Nico Christianto, Wesley, Jacoeb, Nikola, Holly Feriston, Adijaya, J Ryan, Hendy Bramantyo and Fernando) backstage before the show. Image by Andreas Yudhi


The beautiful flower arrangement by Bellish

Tia strike a pose in Danar Hadi

Ilmira before the finale

Christina smiles backstage with the intricate head piece


J Ryan in his second look


Hege at Look Models with Katya Talanova and Julia Jamil, both at Damn! Inc. Image by Armadina


Table arrangement with white orchids from Bellish


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