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Featured Article: Indonesia Fashion Week 2013 – Bali Java by Denny Wirawan


You know you’re in for treat when the first model out on the runway wearing a unique headpiece. Top Indonesian model Kelly Tandiono was the first girl sent out by Denny Wirawan, wearing a metallic sequined shorts, grey top, cropped jacket with beads, a heel-less platform shoes and a headpiece that looks like rice stems/rice straws.

Next girl out wearing a cropped pants, embroidered white shirt, and a cropped jacket made from Palembang’s songket fabric (he mentioned that some of the fabrics made from pineapple fiber), with similar color palettes as Kelly. The theme was “Poetique de Savane” in which the designer translated his inspiration, a dry African savanna, into a feminine, beautiful, yet strong collection with earthy and soft color tones such as brown, taupe, gold, grey, bronze, with a stroke of citrine. He wowed the audience at Jakarta Convention Center last week during Indonesia Fashion Week 2013, with 20 looks that exquisitely wearable yet still radiates traditional nuance.

Those Oscar Daniel‘s intricately natural headpieces getting more dramatic towards the end of the fashion show, where luxe evening wear (the kimono inspired dresses stole our attention) with long tulle trains were shown by Paula Verhoeven and fellow catwalkers.
It’s a true feast for the eyes, Mr. Denny Wirawan.

Browse through our Facebook fanpage, here to view the complete runway looks from Bali Java.

You can also read our previously posted reviews from Indonesia Fashion Week 2013: Sofie, Melinda Looi Couture, Rudy Chandra, Jeanny Ang Couture, and Kraton by Auguste Soesastro.

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Featured Article: Indonesia Fashion Week 2013 – Sofie


Algoritmic was the theme for Sofie‘s latest fashion show that showcased during Indonesia Fashion Week 2013 last Thursday, February 14th, at Jakarta Convention Center.

This year, Sofie presented a totally different approach from his 2012 Explosion collection, that was also presented in the same event. No more bright, bubbly, flirty colors. There were only monochrome palettes, with a few dash of blue and brown. The cutting was so urban chic yet practical with lots of minis, sleeveless dress, and cropped jacket that surely can be mix and match with other pieces from the collection.

He used grapchic modern patterns, dots, houndstooth and checkered prints in most of the looks (it’s so on trend this season), which suprisingly matched to the distorted noisy industrial soundtrack. For the menswear, the choice of colors were far more subtle, but still considerably wearable with rolled up textured pants and jackets with unconventional cutting. Bold accesories like big necklaces with chain and two-tone leather shoes (few shoes came in three different colors or with patterns) completed the look.

View the complete runway looks on our Facebook fanpage, here.

You can also read our previously posted reviews from Indonesia Fashion Week 2013: Melinda Looi Couture, Rudy Chandra, Jeanny Ang Couture, and Kraton by Auguste Soesastro.

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Featured Article: Indonesia Fashion Week 2013 – Melinda Looi Couture


Kuala Lumpur-born fashion designer, Melinda Looi showcasing one of her labels (the other two are Melinda Looi Prêt-à-Porter and MELL) in the recently held Indonesia Fashion Week 2013, last Thursday.

The three times Designer of The Year recipient (two from Malaysian International Fashion Week, and one from Mercedes Benz Stylo Fashion Awards) wowed the guests at Jakarta Convention Center with her folkloric, gypsy girl meets African queen collection. Chiffon, animal prints, lace, satin, and textured fabrics were her choice of fabrics. The shapes were loose and flowing, but somewhat still exudes the feeling of sexy, sultry and fierceness as top names Kimmy Jayanti, Dominique Agisca Diyose, Christina Borries, Putri Sulistyowati, Katya Talanova, Ilmira Usmanova, and Reti Ragil amongst other models walked on the wide runway that evening.

Looi, who graduated from La Salle School of Fashion in Montreal, Canada, completed the bold looks with equally bold accessories. Multiple strands necklaces, big glamourous earrings, multicolored turbans, chunky bracelets, and striking antlers headpiece and arm bangles. See the complete runway looks on our Facebook fanpage, and get ready to be blown away!

You can also read our previously posted reviews of Rudy Chandra, Jeanny Ang Couture, and Kraton by Auguste Soesastro.

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Featured Article: Indonesia Fashion Week 2013 – Rudy Chandra


Parisian chic with Indonesian twist. Perhaps that’s the perfect words to describes the latest collection from Rudy Chandra, that was presented last Thursday during Indonesia Fashion Week 2013, at Jakarta Convention Center.

The designer used lots of chiffon crepe, silk satin, jacquard, gabardine, batik from Pekalongan, and combined it with 40s and 50s silhouettes, such as A-line skirts and dresses + chic details like gloves and playful ponytails. Peplum accents, pipe trousers, and pencil skirts were also shown quite oftenly in the collection. He completed the looks with ropes embroideries (symbolizing that women can be soft, vulnerable yet strong and powerful at the same time), to make it even more distinctive.

With the use of bronze, champagne, brown, and black as the main color palettes (with few looks in blue), Rudy Chandra managed to created a glamour, elegant, yet feminine collection, as intended.

Browse through the gallery in our Facebook fanpage to see the complete runway images from the fashion show. You can also read our previously posted reviews of Jeanny Ang Couture and Kraton by Auguste Soesastro.

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Featured Article: Indonesia Fashion Week 2013 – Jeanny Ang Couture


Sugary, sweet, and princess-y are the terms associated with Jeanny Ang Couture‘s latest collection that was presented during the first day of Indonesia Fashion Week 2013, last Thursday, February 14th at Jakarta Convention Center.

The theme for her Spring Summer 2013 collection was “Blossoms”, in which she incorporates the bright flower colors (pink, yellow, turquoise, mint green and peach) with feminine fabrics (tulle, chiffon and some lace), and also even more feminine shapes (ruffles, minis, draping, flowing dresses and more ruffles). Some of the combinations worked, but some doesn’t.

When the palettes were more than three different colors, or the dress’ shape got too much ruffles on it, it goes from pretty princess to prom queen instantly. But nevertheless, most of the dresses fits the theme perfectly. Some of our favourites are the weaved-like mini dress on Marcella Tanaya, and the closing dress that Christina Borries worn on the second sequence of the fashion show (both pictured below).

Because the show was supported by the famous hair product Pantene, two of the brand’s current ambassadress actress/host Nirina Zubir and singer Rossa (pictured below) made a special appearance on the runway, which surprised lots of people and gained applaud from the excited guests. You can enjoy the complete runway images from the fashion show on our Facebook fanpage, here.

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Featured Article: Indonesia Fashion Week 2013 – Kraton by Auguste Soesastro


The first time we knew about Auguste Soesastro was almost two years ago, back in November 2011 when he participated in Dewi Fashion Knights. He presented a clean collection with earthy tones (click here to see the runway images). And now, the soft spoken Jakarta-born fashion designer once again presented a clean and sharp collection during the first day of Indonesia Fashion Week 2013, on Thursday, February 14th at Jakarta Convention Center.

The designer who graduated from Chambre Syndicale de la Couture, Paris combined his signature sleek cutting with the exquisite weave fabrics from Ayotupas area, western part of East Timor, as a cropped top or shawl. His runway girls (top models Julia Jamil opened and Laura Muljadi closed) were sporting dark blue lips and side-swept hair which completed the moody and dark ambience from the fashion show. The dresses towards the end of the show comes in mono colors (red, fuschia or grey) with loose and relaxed shapes.

These Fall Winter 2013 collection from the Kraton label (Kraton means palace in Javanese word), has established his name as one of Indonesia’s brightest young fashion designers. Check out the complete runway looks in our Facebook fanpage, here.

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Auguste Soesastro


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