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Featured Article: Biyan Spring Summer 2015


In Asia, Seruni (in Bahasa Indonesia) or Chrysanthemum is often believed as the symbol of life and immortality. Based on that spirit, prominent Indonesian fashion designer Biyan Wanaatmadja presented his latest collection on Tuesday evening, June 17th 2014 at Hotel Mulia Senayan, Jakarta which was inspired from the fusion of Japanese art and culture and the tribal nuance of Sumba-Indonesia.

On the first sequence, silk flowing dresses in soft muted colors like cloudy blue, blush pink and mint green with chrysanthemum and paintings-like prints were dominating the runway. The serene feeling was completed with the occasional crane and floral appliqué. We love how Biyan perceives his women as feminine, pure/innocent, stylish and at the same time they are also strong, cool, open minded and both equally balance and beautiful.

Darker colour palette like black, midnight blue and aubergine purple took over the second sequence, where you can drooling over those heavily embellished top and jacket/coat with droopy shoulder. The intricately authentic Indonesian traditional Sumba figurative inspired ikat were seen in this sequence. Tribal essence on some of the beading details gave a nice surprise in the collection. The trapeze and A-line silhouettes made recurring appearances with various placements of ruffles (hemline, neckline and sleeve).

Other than the crane appliqué and floral print, the Japanese inspirations were elaborated even more in the form of loose shapes, kimono collar, and Samurai-inspired pants. Not to mention the post-runway-show-selfie-backdrop-ready bamboo forest where the models came out to strutting down the runway. We were excited when we see his favourite models such as Hege Wollan (the show opener), Paula Verhoeven, Izabel Jahja, Laura Basuki and Nayla Alatas walked the runway in sky-high wedges on wooden floor with sleek Samurai chignon. White highlights adorned models’ eyelids and some of them wearing beautiful handmade Japanese-inspired necklaces made out of horns, feathers, shells, cowries, crystals and semi-precious stones.

Gorgeous sheer evening dresses with divine details closed the final sequence of the evening. If you look closely, you will appreciate the hard-work and craftsmanship from those who created the beautiful dresses. The magnificent embroideries and embellishments were superb! The juxtaposition of bright-light and dark-intense, pure and strong, feminine and masculine in Seruni collection were a total feast to the eye.

Read our review of his last year’s collection “The Radiance Postcard” and 2013 “Foliage” collection by clicking the links. Visit our Facebook page to view MORE runway images of “Seruni“.

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All images are courtesy of art8amby.











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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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.













Backstage Images of Sapto Djojokartiko Bride 2011 Fashion Show


UPDATED APRIL 18th 2011 : Revised credit for Thornandes James (@thornandes), he is not from JIM Models but he is a stylist. Visit his tumblr page at Posh The Button.

UPDATED : The designer just posted his backstage images of the fashion show. Click here to see his gorgeous dresses!

Yesterday I had the chance to attended the 2011 Bridal Collection fashion show of Indonesian Designer Sapto Djojokartiko (click to visit his blog where he posted all of his works there) at Ballroom The Ritz-Carlton Pacific Place Jakarta. I also got the fabulous chance to visited the backstage during make up session and rehearsal just before the show started where 12 models of JIM Models wearing the designer’s exquisite and lovely wedding dresses!!

The models are Fillant, Mega, Pamela, Moudy, Sarah, Antie, Ocha, Merry, Prinka, Drina Ciputra, Marcella Tanaya (she opened the show and just won an award for 2011 Talented New Female Model from Amica Indonesia earlier that night) and the humble Juanita (who closed the show).

I also bumped to some of my friends there, Kaymori (blogger and stylist for iCreate Indonesia) and Luki Ali of lukimages (photographer). The beautiful model and photographer Nicoline Patricia Malina also made appearance on the show. She’s super nice!

The show was in conjunction with Harper’s Bazaar IndonesiaBazaar Bridal Week 2011” that will be held until this Sunday, April 10th 2011 at Ballroom The Pacific Place. Izabel Jahja, the Editor in Chief of the magazine posed for the second time for art8amby. Thank you ma’am!. Sapto Djojokartiko also opened a booth there (click for the designer’s post of the event) and I took some photos of the collections featured. If you’re in Jakarta, make sure you visits the event and who knows, you will find the wedding dress you’ve dreamed about 😉

Amby of art8amby.

Antie Damayanti

Drina Ciputra

Juanita

Mega

Merry

Pamela

Prinka & Ocha

Sarah

Moudy, Juanita & Sarah

The designer : Sapto Djojokartiko

Juanita in her first dress

Marcella Tanaya getting ready

Izabel Jahja

Erich of Sapto Djojokartiko

Kaymori

Nicoline Patricia Malina

Rajasa & James Thornandes

Luki Ali

Images via Amby and Sapto Djojokartiko.


Bazaar Fashion Concerto 2010


I got the chance to attended the 2010 Bazaar Fashion Concerto at JCC Plenary Hall Jakarta on December 01st, 2010. The event was held every year since 2006 and this year was quite special because it’s also the celebration of Harper’s Bazaar Indonesia 10th Anniversary.

Crowd at entrance

They have 10 Indonesian designers with their fantastic designs that interpreted their imagination of Fashion and Technology just like this year’s theme : FASHIONTECH

Young talented Indonesia singer, Sherina Munaf are one of the performer on the show along with the extravagant Melly Goeslaw, the gorgeous Dewi Sandra, rocker Andy /RIF and the one and only Ubiet. Becky Tumewu was the host on that night while Andy Ayunir acted as Music Director.

The designers (with their collections name and make up & hair by) are :
Deden Siswanto – Great Galore – make up & hair by Donny Liem,
Sofie – Iconic Fluidity – make up & hair by Adi Adrian,
Kiata Kwanda – Sculptech – make up & hair by Jimmy Himawan,
Sally Koeswanto – The Extraterrestrial – make up & hair by Gusnaldi,
Wita for BIN House – Fabric In Motion – make up & hair by Qiqi Franky & Team,
Sapto Djojokartiko – Flysionaire – make up & hair by Philip Kwok,
Oka Diputra – Ré-Évolution – make up & hair by Michael Zimbalist,
Ari Seputra – Techno Afrique – make up & hair by Wim Soeitoe for KLEO Beauty,
Susan Budihardjo – The Glasses Pages – make up & hair by Qiqi Franky & Team,
Denny Wirawan – Eternal Revival – make up by Oscar Daniel hair by Hendro Revco.

This year’s show is the best in my opinion. From the theme, collections and the show executions. I was stayed on my seat until the show its over because they presented the great collections with a stunning presentations!!. The combination of techno music, great visual art and also the awesome runway presentations (noted that it was the works of Inet Leimena as show director and Panca Makmun as choreographer) made a FABULOUS show!!! My only distractions was 3 people that sat behind me. They chatted and commented all the way from the show started until the show ended with an annoying level of sound… Wish i could thrown something to them 😀

The Finale

I gotta say, my favorite collections are : Deden Siswanto with his love to local fabrics and Indonesian heritage (Paula Verhoeven looking fab with long silver cape as she closed his section!) he gave his signature collection with a twist. The dramatic collection of Sally Koeswanto where she knows how to dress a woman and make them feel sexy!! (the flowing gown is my favourite).
Sapto Djojokartiko’s structured and edgy designs was memorable!! He got his inspirations from “aeromodelling” where he combines wooden details and feminine fabrics such as tulle. One dress even have a wooden windmill on it and who can missed THAT finale dress worn by Bazaar Fashion Concerto 2010 face, Julia Jamil !! (some models wearing wood airplanes on their blonde beehives!).
Last but not least, Denny Wirawan with his military inspired collection (he used lots of red which is great for a different military look).

Sapto Djojokartiko


Denny Wirawan

Harper's Bazaar Indonesia Editor In Chief and former model, Izabel Jahja


Cosmopolitan Indonesia Editor In Chief, Fira Basuki

Too see the collections you have to be patient because Harper’s Bazaar Indonesia will featured the collections exclusively in fashion spreads in their future issue. And hopefully they will give a DVD just like the previous years so that everyone can see it also 😉

Amby from Art8amby.


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