March 28, 2016


Designer: Muhammad Kasihselian
the judges (left to right): 
1) Yudi Wanandi (CEO Jakarta Post), 2) Yetty R. Hadi (Noor Magazine),
3) Herline Widjaja (Director of Galeries Lafayette Indonesia), 4) Camillo Bona (Designer, Koefia International Fashion Design Academy),
5) Bianca Cimiota (Koefia International Fashion Design Academy), 6) Paul Grigson (Australian Embassy for Indonesia),
7) Triawan Munaf (head of the Creative Economy Agency), 8) Poppy Dharsono (IFW 2016 Preaident),
9) Atitje Arryman (Humanist, Lecturer), 10) Enny Sukamto Hehuwat (Senior Model, Painter),
11) Firman Ichsan (Lecturer, Photographer)

New designer equals new inspiration? Yes, it is. The Indonesia Young Fashion Designer was held weeks ago and it gave us some fresh perspectives, how traditional fabric creation was reinterpreted. The competition with theme "Reflection of Culture" had the woven fabric, printed Borobudur temple to the embroidery of Papua's icon turning into ready-to-wear collction (well, some of them). My most-favourited ones belong to the designs of Muhammad Kasihselian and Bhamini Moorjani. They had beautiful red dots of designs, edgy, unique look, and very wearable. But the winner of the night? The judges decision chose Angela Lowhur's pieces which brought her cash and scholarship abroad prizes. Here some of the contestants' works.

Designer: Bhamini Moorjani
Designer: Bhamini Moorjani
Designer: Bhamini Moorjani (pics 1 & 2), Muhammad Kasihselian (pics 3 )
Designer: Muhammad Kasihselian
Designer: Salma Fadhilah
Designer: Emmanuela Jessica
Designer: Andini Wijendaru
Designer: Prasetio Nugroho
Designer: Prasetio Nugroho
Designer: Prasetio Nugroho
Designer: Sunita Sumawi
Designer: Sunita Sumawi
Designer: Janner Losario
Designer: Janner Losario
Designer: Ardina (pic 1 & 2), Janner Losario (pic 3), Angela Lowhur (pic 4 - the winning design)
Designer: Angela Lowhur
Designer: Angela Lowhur
Designer: Adhindha Firdausa
Finale - Documentation of Indonesia Fashion Week 2016

March 15, 2016


Welcoming fashion week on March, not forgetting our fellow local event, Indonesia Fashion Week 2016. There were some differences for this year, though. The main runway stages were divided into two. The designers were also not only coming from the "real" ones, but also plenty famous names of local celebrity too which some we may be familiar as clothing line owners. Stay tune for more following posts of IFW to highlight some of its fascinating shows.

Rudy Chandra show at Stage 1
Indonesia Young Fashion Designer Competition 2016 at Stage 2
Indonesia Young Fashion Designer Competition 2016 at Stage 2
Tulus music performance in the middle of the last show on Sunday

February 5, 2016


Hi, guys! It's been rare for me to have some spare time to draw someone's face. It usually takes around four hours to illustrate one full-coloured face. However, I managed a very short time to draw this time, only two days in a row, and I was drawing not only one guy but three! Those two days include to wrap the illustration with black photo frame too. What a hard work it was, hahaha ;p

Who were in these illustrations this time? These are my seniors in my office. First picture is Mbak Meryl who will study abroad this year to Birmingham University (well, wishing a very good luck for her!). Second one is her husband, and third one is Mbak Sarah who's not only Mbak Meryl's cousin but also my senior in the office.

So, see you in another post!

Mbak Meryl
Mas Eka, Mbak Meryl's husband
Mbak Sarah

January 29, 2016


Taken from Zalora Indonesia

I am a sort of person who likes art. I enjoy painting so much that I really want to steal precious artwork from art exhibition. I really want to make the art more familiar in my life. I believe that art or painting can shape in the form of clothing or some other wide spaces. The art piece can be translated in various ranges of Indonesia traditional fabric that we wear daily, including batik.

I have one favorite batik brand, Danar Hadi it is. I have quite a lot of its blouses (so does my mother) with its exquisite batik motives, intricate yet smart colour block. My collection is on its more affordable clothing segment that its price range is less than Rp400.000 but it is fair enough to satisfy my style thirst. 

Recently, I had an occasion where I intended to buy souvenir for people. I was quite lost of what should I gave until I remembered that I knew there was Danar Hadi. One day, I and my family coincidentally were in vacation and we went to the store in Solo to buy other pieces of Danar Hadi's batik. The story continued until we reached the cashier place where those kinds of cute novelty did not have any mercy on the customers' eyes, specifically my eyes. 

What kind of novelties? You can say pouches in various types, coasters, tissue sheath, cushions, and many others in gorgeous batik pattern. So, as you can guess, I was confused to choose which ones to buy. And tadaaa, here they are!

Sorry for the post-notes! I tried to mark which pouch for each girl ;)
Hunting part 2, there was another green clutch too, too bad I didn't manage the time to capture it.
These pictures are belong to my friends pics ;)

It was quite a lot of shopping, wasn't it? These novelties just triggered my impulsive buying behaviour. I should say the batik pattern in those pouches were really beautiful and I could not resist to not buying almost all of them. They were perfect for souvenirs, I supposed. You can utilise them as make up case, pencil case, phone case or you can just put them on desk to beautify your view, hehehe... p.s. All pictures below belong to Danar Hadi. Enjoy :)

January 28, 2016


Here is the rest of the fashion show presented by Indonesia’s Curated Fashion Video Portal namely VISIONARE in the last day of IPMI Trend Show 2016. (See also Sav Lavin's work in the other post)



 LAISON by Aurelia Santoso