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Featured Article: FOLIAGE by Biyan

One of Indonesia’s established fashion designers, Biyan Wanaatmadja, presented his 2012/2013 womenswear collection for his mainline, Biyan, earlier this month at the Grand Ballroom of Hotel Mulia Senayan, Jakarta, on Wednesday, June 06th 2012.

The 58 year old was longing for the luxury of enjoying the beauty of lush green leaves and a field filled with wildflowers. That’s what inspired him for the ninety gorgeous looks entitled FOLIAGE. He translated his imagination on the forms of comfortable, easy to wear, easy to mixed and match, yet powerful, stylish and elegant collection.

Before entering the venue that accommodates more than 1000 guests, he teased us with the gorgeous greeneries installation at the foyer that suits perfectly with the lovely Victorian conservatory house-themed runway backdrop. Kinda reminds us about that 1998 movie adapted from Charles Dickens novel, Great Expectations.

Other than black and gold, the color composition (tones of green leafs, celadon, sky blue, grey and geranium orange) reminds us about the green conservatorium/green house and floral scenery that is subtly nostalgic. We are loving the mix and match concept that harmonized and accentuate the femininity and subtle hint of masculine side of a woman such as shown in boxy jacket with wide skirt or palazzo pants and boxy blouson with svelte skirt.

This time, the designer who’s consistently held his annual fashion show every single year since 2002, goes different direction with loose relaxed fit, folkloric shirt dress, innocent peplum and dropped waist that’s combined with intricate details such as gorgeous floral beadworks, eyelet embroideries, exquisite Swarovski appliqués and ferns and leafs prints.

Biyan used various materials such as delicate french lace, tulle, silks, dots tulle, satin organza, woven raffia, crisp lurex taffeta, heavy crisp silk shantung, viscose gabardine and light cotton and combined it with wearable and covetable accessories: chunky necklace, beaded pouch and platform pump shoes (some of the shoes were decorated with beautiful crystals!).

Overall, those ninety looks from the designer whose his collection sold at Joyce (Hong Kong), Bergdorf Goodman (New York), Club 21 (Bangkok), Maria Luisa (Qatar) and Blake (Chicago) are very wearable yet delicately beautiful. It’s about time to see those dresses in real life worn by famous celebrities and featured in magazines (fashion editorials and socialites page) in the upcoming months.

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Featured Article: Ikat Indonesia Pour Homme Launching

The magnificent Indonesian beaches have inspired the birth of ideas and the nature’s painting into the concept of IKAT Indonesia Pour Homme, the first men’s fashion line from IKAT Indonesia that was presented at Fairground, SCBD Sudirman, Jakarta on Thursday, April 12th 2012.

The handsome and talented actor, Nicholas Saputra, served as the muse for Didiet Maulana‘s Ikat Indonesia Pour Homme while the former editor in chief of Harper’s Bazaar Indonesia and one stylish mom, Izabel Jahja, is still the muse for the women’s collection.

The morning rays touching the sands, all in pastel colors have become the palette reference for the first sequence. The breezy wind at the beach has manifest into the light nature of Tenun fabric, in pastel colors, standing casual and masculine.

For the second sequence, inspired by sunshine seductive lights and the green of coconut trees, al emphasis into warm tropical color schemes, Ikat tank top design (which we will definitely would love to wear on our next holiday) combined by cardigans and shorts are the highlights of this sequence. Fitted shirts featured in both long and short sleeves are using color palettes raising the warmth of Indonesian beaches.

The blue ocean and the white creamy waves have both been the reference of the third sequence. Taking form of something more formal, Ikat fabric is still being used for both details and main material.

The clothes are all very wearable, easy to combined with other pieces and we can definitely see it being worn by the beach in Bali or any other fabulous beaches in the world. Oh, and please forgive the blurry images guys. The models were keep walking without posing just like in international runways. It’s a good thing that Indonesian are starting to following international standard and yet challenging for us who took the photos ;). We’re gonna do better next time for sure!

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