With "Innofashion" as this season's theme, it's clear that in Indonesia, culture is courted, homage is heightened, and the fabrics are pretty fantastic!
Taking the iconic tribal prints often found in Kilim rugs of Turkey, Persia, Denny wanted to use the various tribal motifs to create his entire collection. The colours are devine as the way he has used various prints to create their own thread of connectivity from one outfit to the next.
The cultures of East Nusa Tenggara presents bountiful inspirations for this designer who took liberal heaps of such creativity for her collection. Sumba woven fabrics which have been morphed into a modern interpretation with such monochromatic colours such as white and black. Fabulous Batik inspired pieces with interesting uses of fabric (batik leggings!) gives this worldly collection an out of this world stature.
For someone who started his career at the House of Balenciaga in Paris, you know there is something to look forward to as this designer presented his collection "Palais Royal" as part of the closing night festivities of Jakarta Fashion & Food 2012.
Oktaviano seamlessly blended both Chinese and Javanese culture with riveting tones of orange, gold and brown displayed in unique Bali woven fabric. Buoyed by tassel detail this collection was inspired by the vintage flavour of the Chinese "Shanghai Tang" movies which also adds another fun alluring element to the entire collection.
By: Hina P. Ansari
Photography courtesy of Jakarta Fashion & Food Festival 2012