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Featured Article: Biyan Spring Summer 2014



Four huge “Garudas” placed strategically and majestically at the beginning of the runway, as a hint that for his latest collection, Biyan Wanaatmadja is taking inspiration from his homeland, Indonesia.

He used authentic Indonesian traditional textile and craft (batik, songket, tikar and basketry), as prints on light silk. He twisted the keraton inspired coats and jackets by adding his signature glamour touch in the use of intricate embroideries, beads and embellishments, which exudes the refined sophistication feeling. Some kebayas were modified in different silhouettes and volume, not to mentioned sarong inspired skirts. The juxtaposition between masculine and feminine were inevitable as some lace dresses were paired with cigarette pants. The use of delicate lace were interesting yet refreshing because Biyan usually used organza, tafetta, and tulle (which also appeared this time). Loose shapes is back on the runway, along with the effortless billowy sleeves.

Biyan doesn’t need bright and bold colors to celebrate his 30 radiant years in fashion. He mostly used down to earth and muted colors such as washed white, taupe grey, sogan brown, pumpkin brown and dusty pastels (chalk blue, celadon, peach, lilac tint, pale khaki). Even the lighting was sephia to make it more intimate yet serene. He also presented the ever lasting black and elegant midnight blue on the runway of his fashion show at Hotel Mulia Senayan on Wednesday, June 05th 2013.

Young model Hege Martine Wollan landed the honor to opened the show, while Paula Verhoeven closed. Some Indonesian runway veteran such as Laura Basuki, Izabel Jahja, and Wiwied also walked the show that night sporting similar neutral make up with sequined lids and sleek chignon like other models. He even casted supermodel Fahrani Pawaka Empel! What a lovely surprise for the excited guests.

The Radiance Postcard” suits perfectly as the collection’s name because it reflects his creativity journey for the past three decades. He translated his memories diversity to this elegant yet modern collection with traditional twist. We are wishing Biyan all the very best for his upcoming collections and we are looking forward to see these dresses, coats and jackets on the displays of Bergdorf Goodman, Blake, Joyce, Club 21, Saks Fifth Avenue Dubai, and of course Net-A-Porter.

Read our review of his last year’s collection “Foliagehere, and click here to view MORE runway images of “The Radiance Postcard“.

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All images are courtesy of art8amby.














The Kooples Fall Winter 2011 Ad Campaign


Multiple couples are featured in the Fall Winter 2011 campaign images of The Kooples including former dewi, Amica Indonesia and Clara cover girl, Indonesian model and actress, Fahrani Pawaka Empel (here featured with Luke). The other couples are Adam Wallace & Karolina, Corinna & Johnny, Daniela & Julien, Guinevere & Maud, Laurie & Max, Maud & Alexander Cunha, Venus & Jonas Kesseler.

Click here to view last season campaign image of The Kooples.

Images via Models.com





Four Covers of Clara August 2011


Celebrating their fourth anniversary, Clara magazine Indonesia launched four different covers featuring four famous Indonesian figures: Fahrani Pawaka Empel (model), Rio Haryanto (young racing driver), Lia Chandra (veteran model) and Widi Wardhana (socialite).

You can vote for your favourite cover here at their website or visit their Facebook page.

Our favourite goes to Lia Chandra‘s! It’s unique, not like any other Indonesian magazine covers.

Images via Clara magazine.





Fahrani Pawaka Empel for Amica Indonesia June 2011


Indonesian top model and actress, Fahrani Pawaka Empel, looking gorgeous in purple Lanvin Spring Summer 2011 ruched dress–wore by Sofie Roelens on the runway last September–posed for the latest cover of Amica Indonesia.

This is the third time we featured the exotic skinned model here, previously she graced the cover of dewi and Harper’s Bazaar Indonesia.

Images via Amica Indonesia Facebook page and Style.com


Fahrani Pawaka Empel for dewi April 2011


Indonesian top model/actress Fahrani Pawaka Empel is the latest cover girl for dewi magazine April 2011 issue.

Image via @IndonesiaMagz


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