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Feature: Keeping Faith in Fashion in Indonesia


 

Dian Pelangi

Dian Pelangi

 

Fashion keeps the faithful connected on the runways of Jakarta. 

 

By: Hina P. Ansari

 

As part of Jakarta Fashion & Food Festival, There were numerous days of stylish runway shows, all presented by a variety of designers ranging from up and comers to the stalwarts of Indonesia’s fashionable scene.  We hone in on a series of eye-catching collections from the Designers Indonesian Young Entrepreneurs Association (APPMI) showcase series,  showcasing creations from those whose main mantras is to ensure that fashion will always have a faith-full connection.

 

Dian Pelagi 

This year’s youngest participant of APPMI’s showcase, Pelagi shows us his dream of sherberts. The soft hues and candy-coloured approach gives this particular dress code a much needed fun freshening up. It’s a rainbow of fun soft pinks, elusive blues and sultry greys all mixed just right to create a super sweet collection.

 

Dian Pelagi

Dian Pelagi

 

Dian Pelagi

Dian Pelagi

 

Dian Pelagi

Dian Pelagi

 

Nuniek Mawardi

This futuristic angle drives this collection to another level. With Star Trek-esque silhouettes, intricate workings of colour coordination and hijabs transformed into gorgeous sculptural headdresses, its no wonder that this designer had everyone in the audience taking notes. When it comes to creativity like this, the future is now.

 

Nuniek Mawardi

Nuniek Mawardi

 

Nuniek Mawardi

Nuniek Mawardi

 

Nuniek Mawardi

Nuniek Mawardi

 

Nuniek Mawardi

Nuniek Mawardi

 

Hannie Hananto

Inspired by the stylish 60s, Hananto takes the geometric inspiration to another level. Liberally using Op Art as well as graphic lines with maxis and oversized handbags. Taking the spirit of the iconic Mary Quant while using the maxi as the antidote to the mini,  Hananto brings whimsy that only the 60s can deliver.

 

Hannie Hananto

Hannie Hananto

 

Hannie Hananto

Hannie Hananto

 

Hannie Hananto

Hannie Hananto

 

Hannie Hananto

Hannie Hananto

 

 

Jeny Tjahyawati 

It’s seriously Blue Valentine with Tjahyawati’s liberal use of this rich hue as the standard palette for the entire collection. Accuented with various prints including animal motifs, and traditional batik style which add another cultural element to the entire creative vision. The interesting use of layering throughout the silhouette including eye catching colour contrasts with the hijab ensures that fashion is definitely eye-catching literally from head-to-toe.

 

Jeny Tjahyawati

Jeny Tjahyawati

 

 

Jeny Tjahyawati

Jeny Tjahyawati

Jeny Tjahyawati

Jeny Tjahyawati

 

Jeny Tjahyawati

Jeny Tjahyawati

 

Lia Afif

Lia takes the cultural route seriously with this collection’s simply jaw-dropping kaleidscope of colours, borders and draping silhouettes. With interesting layers that keeps the dress code intact while adding that extra touch of glamour proves that religious dictations doesn’t have to be so boring nor rigid. Interesting peices include intricate detailng around the neck, groovy vests and corseted-inspired toppers which give the added dimension to the endless gorgeous draping which in some instances cleverly gather around the ankles. Adding yet another fabulous detail to the entire look.

 

Lia Afif

Lia Afif

 

Lia Afif

Lia Afif

 

Lia Afif

Lia Afif

 

Lia Afif

Lia Afif

 

Lia Afif

Lia Afif

 

 

Najua Yanti 

Colour-blocking is couture in this designer’s world. Najua has taken this current trend and given it a cultural boost with an fabulous mix of fabrics, deceptively revealing cuts (which actually doesn’t reveal much at all) and the very cute tassel detail seen on the hijabs, skirts as well adorned like an exotic hip belt. The colour coordination is key with luxurious deep reds and greys combined with a fabulous injection of a royal blue. And of course royal white for the brides in the aisles.

 

 

 

Najua Yanti

Najua Yanti

 

Najua Yanti

Najua Yanti

 

Najua Yanti

Najua Yanti

 

Najua Yanti

Najua Yanti

 

 

Monika Jufry

Urban fashionistas get the Muslima treatment here in this cosmpolitan collection. With fabulous treatments with fabrics and interesting draping the use of knots and interesting folds creates another cool  dimension in a look that can be seen at the chicest stores in Dubai or on 5th Avenue in New York City. The regal treatment of jewel tones coupled with always regal net fabric and fun prints gives this fashionista the sophistication that she would never leave home without.

 

Monica Jufry

Monica Jufry

 

Monica Jufry

Monica Jufry

 

Monica Jufry

Monica Jufry

 

Monica Jufry

Monica Jufry

 

Photography courtesy of Jakarta Fashion & Food Festival 2012 

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