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Featured Article: IKAT Indonesia by Didiet Maulana 2013-2014


2013 has been a busy year so far for Didiet Maulana. He recently showed the first ever bridal line, released the 2013 campaign for his Mentari collection, and we heard that he’s going to launch a jewelry line later this year.

Last week, Didiet Maulana presented “Romansa Gala”, a 35-look latest collection from his growing IKAT Indonesia label in conjunction with the launch of the new Samsung Galaxy S4 at Grand Hyatt Jakarta‘s Ballroom. Consistent with the use of Indonesia’s traditionally exquisite fabrics, he paired the conventional look with some conservative shape like below-the-knees sheath dress and adding some chic 1920s flapper details such as long pearl necklaces, headpiece and bias cut shapes. Soft color palettes like peach, olive green and pink dominated the rather casual first sequence. For evening choices, IKAT Indonesia offered luxe satin suits in dark green for men (which we lusting over it!) with ikat details on the shawl or long jacket, and elegant black dresses with sparkly sequins scattered all over.

Last but not least, we’d like to congratulate Didiet Maulana on his new collection and we are looking forward to see more from him in the future!

You can enjoy the complete runway images on our Facebook fanpage, here.

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IKAT Indonesia by Didiet Maulana – Mentari 2013 Ad Campaign


Two of Indonesia’s top names in modellling industry and the designer’s muses, Izabel Jahja (she’s also the former editor in chief of Harper’s Bazaar Indonesia) and Casmad Sanuri, are posing in front of Arseto Adiputra’s lens for the stunning black and white ad campaign from IKAT Indonesia by Didiet Maulana’s Mentari collection.

The collection combined the Tasikmalaya’s embroideries technique, Baju Bodo’s structural concept (South Sulawesi’s traditional attire), and modern philosophy.

Images via IKAT Indonesia.













Svarna by IKAT Indonesia 2013 Ad Campaign


You’ve seen the 27 looks from IKAT Indonesia’s first ever Bridal line on our blog last February, and now please enjoy the campaign images from the Svarna (it means gold in Sanskrit) , photographed by Luki Ali featuring real life couple Dominique Agisca Diyose and Marshall Sastra, with the cute Nikki Jusuf.

Didiet Maulana brings “Flora Paradiso” as the theme for his first ever bridal line for IKAT Indonesia which was inspired from the beauty of flowers from our archipelago and combined it with the exquisite woven fabrics from Palembang.

Images via IKAT Indonesia.








Featured Article: Ikat Indonesia Bridal Collection 2013


The talented Didiet Maulana, with his growing Ikat Indonesia label, is branching out to the bridal wear with the brand’s first ever bridal collection Svarna (means gold coins) that was presented on Saturday, February 16th 2013, at The Ballroom Four Seasons Hotel, Jakarta.

He combined the traditional Palembang’s woven fabrics with lavish gold threads with international shapes of wedding gowns such as ballgown, strapless dress with long tulle train, peplum dress with tiered train, cheongsam, and halterneck. Even the menswear attire were using the similar fabrics which we definitely drooling over.

For the traditionally conservative brides, Didiet Maulana showcased a number of modified kebayas in rich, exquisite embroideries and paired it with beautiful shawls. As real life couple Dominique Agisca Diyose and Marshall Sastra opened and closed the show (with a special runway appearance from adorably cute flower girl), we couldn’t help but think that they two should get married in the beautiful pieces from the designer, right away.

Browse through our Facebook fanpage for the complete runway images from the fashion show, and a glimpse of the high-profile guests whose attending such as Mrs. Widi Wardhana, Mr. Ronald Liem (the publisher of DestinAsian, DaMan, Prestige Magazine and Joy Indonesia), Mrs. Miranda Tobing (the editor in chief of Herworld Brides Indonesia), and Miss Indonesia Universe 2013, Whulandary Herman (pictured below).

Please do not reproduce any images without permission. All images are courtesy of art8amby.








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!

Feel free to browse through our Facebook fanpage for more images from the events.






Ikat Indonesia Spring Summer 2012 Presentation & Website Launching



Ikat Indonesia brings up the theme “Simfoni Indonesia” (Indonesia’s Symphony) for its Spring Summer 2012 collection inspired by the zest of Indonesian women that was presented on Wednesday, December 21st 2011 at Otel Lobby, Wisma Bakrie, Jakarta.

The charm and diversity of our motherland’s multicultural arts and traditions are being reflected in the manifold of tenun ikat patterns. Inspired to combine the dynamics of Indonesia’s urban life and its traditional trace, Ikat Indonesia fronts its ready-to-wear and evening wear collection by blending the traditional ikat fabric and other fabrics such as silk, chiffon, and polyester to emerge a new symphony in magnifying the miscellany of Indonesian fashion scene.

The independency of a Srikandi, as well as the grace of its wisdom and thoughts are being featured into a mesmerizing symphonic composition through bold lines and colorful collection.

Ikat Indonesia also launched their website www.theikatindonesia.com on the same day. Congratulations! We are proudly support anyone who actively preserve our national heritage.

Click here to view more images from the collection and guests snapped exclusively by art and Ikat Indonesia‘s team.

Special thanks for Didiet Maulana and Ikat Indonesia.

Ikat Indonesia's designer, Didiet Maulana


Didiet Maulana's muse, former editor in chief of Harper's Bazaar Indonesia and model, Izabel Jahja in Ikat Indonesia's cheongsam dress


The lovely actress, Dian Sastrowardoyo in Ikat Indonesia dress


Founder and Managing Director of FAME 74, Deli Makmur and Ria Lirungan, editor in chief of Harper's Bazaar Indonesia


Editor in chief of Femina Magazine, Petty S Fatimah


Arisan! 2 actress Aida Nurmala in Ikat Indonesia blue shift dress



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