Jakarta Fashion Week

Fashion Scout » Adesagi Kierana’s Cocktail Dresses

December 1, 2009

Adesagi at Jakarta Fashion Week

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Neon magenta with dark navy ribbon, piles of candy cane-striped taffeta and tulle, bumblebee yellow with a smattering of polka dots… If these little cocktail dresses were cast out into the wild, their warning colors could outdo any poison dart frog. Match the vibrant 80’s-esque cocktail dresses with towering metallic platform peep-toes and the looks found on Adesagi’s catwalk at Jakarta Fashion Week earlier this month are sure to draw in the bravest of couture-wearing devotees!


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Fashion Scout » Dian Pelangi’s Turkish Delight!

December 1, 2009

Dian Pelangi at Jakarta Fashion Week

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Talk about knowing your history! This 18-year-old Southern Sumatran designer is hell-bent on proving that hijabs, abayas, and jilbabs can hold a perfectly stylish place in any modern Muslim woman’s wardrobe. Born into a family of traditional textile weavers and dyers, it’s easy to see the layers of technique in Dian’s effervescent collection shown here at Jakarta Fashion Week earlier this month. Jumputan Palembang dying methods (that’s tie dye folks) are used on traditional harem pants and not-so-traditional skinny jeans, gold- and silver-threaded songket brocade for opulent head scarves, Hmong embroidery on oversized totes, and strand after strand of Tibetan-inspired coral and turquoise strands and silken tassels dominating the neckline. These duds are anything but modest and stand as a shining example of how free Muslim women’s wear can be:

“After the show, people came up to me and said that they were surprised that fashion and faith blend so well. They all said they had never seen anything like it before. Perhaps it’s only in Islam that you can throw these two elements together.”


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Fashion Scout » Oka Diputra’s Origami Greecian Goddesses

December 1, 2009

Oka Diputra at Jakarta Fashion WeekOka Diputra at Jakarta Fashion Week
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”Fashion is my revenge. Being the youngest of five siblings meant that in my younger years I was subjected to wearing my brother and sisters’ hand-me-downs. Fed up with getting old clothes all the time, I deconstructed the out of date shirts and pants to make outfits that were more to my liking.” – www.OkaDiputra.com

This self-taught designer’s collection at Jakarta Fashion Week was an origami meets Greek goddess draping phenomenon. Keeping clear of buttons and zippers, Oka’s garments rely on his signature draping, shaping, wrapping, and knotting techniques which he hopes will encourage clients to experiment with how the clothes might be carried. Black suit linens, faded gray velvets, and imperial red accents were the predominant colorways which the designer paired with minimal styling and downright hot silver and red elastic strappy stilettos. Favorites include the delicately modified Tangzhuang cocoon vest, bitty red riding gloves, and an uber-sexy embroidered corset!


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Fashion Scout » Lenny Agustin’s Catwalk Marioland

December 1, 2009

Lenny Agustin at Jakarta Fashion WeekLenny Agustin at Jakarta Fashion Week
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Oh if only the Super Mario crew could see this! It’s as if an entire collection was built with a grown-up Toadette as it’s muse. All kidding aside, when you take a closer look at Lenny Agustin’s latest collection presented at Jakarta Fashion Week last month, you’ll notice extraordinary pleating and expertise embroidery affirming the designer’s Indonesian artisan roots:

”Through my designs, I would like to introduce back to the younger generation Indonesian traditional cloths from various provinces as casual wear. The younger generation should be proud of the richness of Indonesian artcraft.” – www.LennyAgustin.com

Even if you’re not quite gutsy enough to go the full outfit, the garments’ elements (embroidered obi sashes, Murakami-esque flower brooches, disco-ready platform booties…) can be easily integrated into a more, erm, modest wardrobe. Move over Tanuki suit!


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Fashion Scout » Priyo Oktaviano’s Hipster Hunchbacks at Jakarta Fashion Week

December 1, 2009

Priyo Oktaviano's SPOUS Collection at Jakarta Fashion WeekPriyo Oktaviano's SPOUS Collection at Jakarta Fashion Week
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Ok, so, the shoulder pads are a bit… rugged. But hunchback-chic aside, the very hipster ensembles in Priyo Oktaviano’s portion of the Fashion 1st Show at Jakarta Fashion Week represent a comfy-looking hodgepodge of loose cotton layers, subtle clashes of color (ie. salmon and red), and traditional Ikat dyeing techniques. One of three collections that Priyo featured during the week, these garments are part of his casual wear line, SPOUS (est. 2003), an acronym for his full name: Stefanus Priyo Oktaviano Umar Slamet. Loving the Ikat-print harem pants and pale pink beaded necklace…


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