Raffles Jakarta on Jakarta Fashion Week 2015
November 4th, 2014
Jakarta Fashion Week 2015 got more exciting with the presence of talented young Indonesian designers, including the alumni of Raffles Institute of Higher Education in Singapore, Jakarta and Sydney. A total of eight designers showcased their works on the fourth day, Tuesday, 4 November, 2014, in 48 collections which ranged from ready-to-wear clothing to avant-garde and haute couture.
Sean & Sheila opened the show with eight collections inspired by Shoko Tendo, Japan, and menswear. The skillful use of golden bird details infused a luxurious feel. Next, Anita Natalia came up with “Arthropiens”, taking the audience in Fashion Tent Senayan City Jakarta to year 2049, in which the Earth has become older and nearly broken, vulnerable to unexpected disasters. People are trying to survive in the situation while keeping themselves out of harm’s way. Some scientists are experimenting with insect DNA to create a new, more powerful species that can survive in such conditions. They inject special chemicals to people with disabilities, turning them into a new race with the unique ability to fight back and restore their health faster. Yovana Elita with “Iridescence Grunge” illustrated the grunge looks of the future. Her collection featured loose and relaxed silhouettes with layering technique.
Two other designers put forward feminine designs. Fiona for Frebecca displayed embroidered gowns which reflected the winds and branches of winter nights. The collection blended art nouveau and asymmetrical lines in four gorgeous designs. Meanwhile, designer Leonnie Leonardo explored “Quiescence”, a collection of dresses with dainty and delicate impressions.
Carissa Patricia and Ingrid Husodo from Raffles Sydney revealed sixteen designs. If Carissa showed a collection inspired by the balance of Ying & Yang, Ingrid proved how a design can be modern yet traditional and back to nature in various charming two-pieces and dresses. On the other hand, Cynthia Francisca offered “Beyond the Veil”, taking inspiration from darkness, death and sex. Her designs exhibited how darkness can be elegant at the same time.