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Featured Article: Backstage Images of Jakarta Fashion Week 2012, Final Day


Simona and Kelly Tandiono have a chat during the rehearsal for the last day of Jakarta Fashion Week 2012


Merry during rehearsal on the last day of Jakarta Fashion Week 2012

Please enjoy the images taken by art and amby from the backstage, rehearsal, run through and after shows of the final day of Jakarta Fashion Week 2012, Friday, November 18th 2011 at Pacific Place.

That night, five of Indonesia‘s talented fashion designers, Auguste Soesastro, Sally Koeswanto, Sebastian Gunawan, Sapto Djojokartiko, and Tex Saverio, are presenting their interpretation on “Celebrating Women”, the theme for Dewi Fashion Knights, the final show on the highly anticipated annual event, Jakarta Fashion Week.

Auguste Soesastro, who once worked for Ralph Rucci, dons minimalist collection with great tailoring in cream, ivory, white and a hint of black and orange. Sally Koeswanto, who graduated from Whitehouse School of Design, Sydney in 1994, presented sexy and body hugging Chinese inspired dresses titled “Love, Passion, and Lust“. Sebastian Gunawan in his second participation for Dewi Fashion Knights gave something different from his usual elegant collection with tribal printed flowing dresses and edgy headpieces.

Sapto Djojokartiko made people gasp with towering high laser cut steel heeled shoes where the model could barely walk. His Calon Arang inspired designs were mysteriously breathtaking and very editorial ready! Last but not least, Tex Saverio, whose his gown was featured in a spread of Harper Bazaar US worn by Lady Gaga, presented gold themed collection with magnificent detailing. Lady Gaga should worn Tex‘s and Sapto‘s dresses for her next performances in our opinion.

Click on the designers name to view their complete runway images and click here to view our extensive selection of backstage images.

Hope you enjoy our photos guys 🙂

Regards, art and amby.

Thank you to all the models, designers, crews and everyone who made this photo report possible.

The models during finale rehearsal at the last day of Jakarta Fashion Week 2012


Bunga Jelita and Dea Nabila just before their rehearsal on the last day of Jakarta Fashion Week 2012


Elena photographed backstage before Dewi Fashion Knights fashion show in her sequins adorned appliqué for Sapto Djojokartiko segment


Paula Verhoeven with her gold make up and hair for Tex Saverio segment in Dewi Fashion Knights fashion show


Prinka Cassy snapped backstage during Dewi Fashion Knights rehearsal


Fashion designer Auguste Soesastro posed for art8amby backstage at Dewi Fashion Knights show


Fashion designer Sapto Djojokartiko photographed backstage at Dewi Fashion Knights on the last day of Jakarta Fashion Week 2012


Fashion designers Firenzano and Soko Wiyanto before entering the Fashion Tent for Dewi Fashion Knights on the last day of Jakarta Fashion Week 2012


The lovely presenter Rahmah Ummaya posed for art8amby after her gig hosting Barli Asmara/The Body Shop fashion show


Jakarta Fashion Week: Sally Koeswanto 2012




Super Sexy at Sally Koeswanto 2012 for Jakarta Fashion Week

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Kelly Tandiono, Dominique Agisca Diyose & Paula Verhoeven for dewi November 2011



Karin Wijaya styled this soft colored November cover of dewi magazine featuring five of Indonesia‘s current top names in modeling: Kelly Tandiono (in Lanvin), Dominique Agisca Diyose (in our friend’s dress, Sapto Djojokartiko), Paula Verhoeven (in Auguste Soesastro), Laura Muljadi (in the foldout cover wearing Lanvin) and Prinka Cassy (also in the foldout cover wearing Burberry Prorsum). The girls photographed gorgeously by Arino Mangan.

The make up and hair for this cover that was shot in Jimbaran, Taman Impian Jaya Ancol, was done by Gusnaldi and Zuber from Gusnaldi Salon Team.

This issue also marks the 20th Anniversary of dewi magazine! We can’t wait to see the highly anticipated Dewi Fashion Knights in the last day of Jakarta Fashion Week 2012 on November 18th 2011 featuring five of Indonesia‘s foremost fashion designers: Sapto Djojokartiko (yaaayyy!!), Sally Koeswanto, Auguste Soesastro, Sebastian Gunawan and Tex Saverio (Lady Gaga worn his dress for a spread in Harper’s Bazaar US May 2011!!).

Happy 20th Anniversary dewi!!!

Images scanned by art8amby via Sapto Djojokartiko. Please consider to link back and mention the source if you want to re-use these images.


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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