March 7, 2012


Who was not waiting for Indonesia Fashion Week 2012? Fashion lovers should wait for this huge event which held in Jakarta Convention Centre in February 23rd-26th 2012. Indonesia Fashion Week 2012 that could be mentioned as IFW 2012 had to be a heaven place for people with thirst of fashion taste.
I was so dammit lucky got free fashion show invitations. Invitations? Yepp! I didn’t get only one, but two. It began from the announcement from IFW 2012 site also twitter told there were free fashion show invitations. I directly subscribed myself and my mother with our ID cards. And both of us got the invitations! I was so excited! Since my mother couldn’t come, I replaced her. This is how the story goes. :D

 Love the invitations’ color and design very much!!

Well, I got the invitations for two days, Saturday and Sunday’s night at 8-10 p.m.
On Saturday’s night, February 25th 2012, I watched Psychedelic Slang fashion show by Deden Siswanto, Eny Ming, Ghea Panggabean and Defrico Audy’s. It was generally about how to dig our richness Indonesia’s culture deeper. With their own interpretation, these four designers translated the culture and life elegantly.
I came late and missed Deden Siswanto’s show since I had attended fashion seminar in pre-event of UI Fashion Week 2012 during the day. But I already had some pictures and articles for you taken from the official blog of IFW 2012 and other sites such as and

1.    Debutante Delight by Deden Siswanto
            Comparing Java Kingdom design cut with European classic fashion. Beskap and lurik motive were changed into elegant and sassy fashion with hand print, digital print, and hand border touch. Cotton, corduroy, canvas, linen and voile were designed into fashionable dress. Shoes were supported by Yongki Komaladi.
"Warna-warna indigo kali ini menjadi andalan saya. Dengan sentuhan Eropa kolonial membuat busana jadi lebih elegan," said Deden.

 Deden Siswanto

 Debutante Delight

2.    Re-construction by Eny Ming
            Through her label, MING. Eny Ming showed her bold designs, edgy and not much detail. Bali-based designer is always a surprise showing in their show. So fresh, so modern! Re-Construction theme was the theme of Eny Ming IFW 2012. This theme was about life which sometimes doesn’t go like our plan, so we need to rearrange the "puzzle pieces" of our lives. Pieces in this collection symbolized the puzzle of life. Pieces of material structured with an artistic arrangement of the silhouette. Wool and cotton material blended with a jersey and sheer. Androgynous and femininity appeared on her designs.
  "Bentuk karya saya seperti patchwork dengan siluet unik," said Eny.
Eny Ming


3.   Orientalism by Ghea Panggabean
            Ghea S. Panggabean as a senior designer mixed China’s culture that comes into Indonesia, like china peranakan’s ceramic, embroidery, sulaman Padang until kebaya encim with dragon or butterfly embroidery. Ghea again showed her power off in processing print motif with applying hand printing on tulle, organza, velvet and then embroidered and beaded. Ghea Panggabean, who already has six labels includes labels for children and men, became one of the most awaited in IFW 2012.

 Ghea Panggabean

4.   Wong Kito Cino by Defrico Audy
 Defrico Audy’s design remembered us with a rich culture with a bold silhouette. Through a collection titled Wong Kito Cino, Audy cultivate noble culture and customs of South Sumatra at the time of the Kingdom of Sriwijaya. At that time, the influence of ethnic Chinese was very big. With the main material songket, tulle, French lace, thai silk, duchess satin and silk chiffon, Defrico Audy showed an fascinating collection. Jackets, bolero, vest, cardigan, skinny pants, pencil skirts, and tube dress could be found in Audy’s collections.
 Wong Kito CIno

              Last day of Indonesia Fashion Week, February 26th 2012, rain fell little bit hard. I came earlier than yesterday cos I didn’t wanna miss the show also did avoid traffic jam. But the reality was... I came too early -_- I spent my time went around the assembly, cendrawasih and main lobby where the eye-candy booths were collected. There were Dian Pelangi, Ida Leman, Oki Asokawati, Nikicio, Samuel Wattimena, ESMOD, Susan Budiharjo and other thousand booths here. They showed and sold their collections during the day.
                After a little walk, I walked upstairs because I sat in tribune seat. (hope someday I could sit in gold or silver hihihi) It was okay to have a seat here because still the show could be clearly seen. And the gate wasn’t opened yet. I waited outside and saw many people sat in the floor. I thought I had the crowd more than Saturday’s show. Maybe it was Anne Avantie’s.
            Before the gate opened, I was greeted by someone, guess who… a new buddy from Bunka School! She looked so harajuku that time. Then, we had a little conversation about the show. She got the invitations too, not subscribing in the web, but from Anne Avantie. I looked at hers and it was so cool designed too like mine. Hahaha. Btw, I didn’t know why she thought me were a fashion student like her. She helped me when I found trouble opened the invitations to show it to the officer. Hahaha… She was a very kind girl, rite :’)


Unfortunately she and I were separated in seat when entered the plenary hall because of the crowd, people came like queueing for sembako, you know what I mean. The good news was I got one seat in the front. My new friend (that till now I don’t know her name cos we had a very interesting conversation then forgot to introduce ourselves :”D) and her mom sat far away behind me.
            The show themed Ethnic Eclectism was so superb! This show also became a closing for these four days fashion week. Here I quoted article from
                Masterpiece is a work produced with the full seriousness by the hands of a maestro. Three leading designers: Ferry Sunarto, Musa Widyatmodjo and Anne Avantie showed their best work through the eclectic ethnic inspiration in BNI presents performances Ethnic Eclectism was held on February 26 at 20:00 pm-22 pm. Fashion show sponsored by BNI Indonesia is the final show of Indonesia Fashion Week 2012.

 Press Conference from left to right: Musa W, Anne Avantie, Ferry Sunarto

1.   Fascinating Romance by Ferry Sunarto
          Ferry Sunarto identic with his beautiful kebaya with a soft aura. Watching Ferry’s fashion show is like watching romantic movie which can make every woman fall in love. The man from Bandung who is inspiring by Bali made his theme of collection The Fascinating Romance. He used embroidery in his collection and a floating fabric shades lighter motif blends with the beauty of songket Bali. A sprinkling of pearls and crystals in soft colours made his collection looks sophisticated and glamorous. Ferry used silk fabrics, cotton, lace, tulle, organza and jacquard. It proved that man couln be processed in such a beautiful kebaya with a modern look without forgetting the traditional roots that already exist. Through his work, hoping Ferry kebaya can grow more powerful so that later kebaya can be recognized on the whole world.

So Fascinate Fascinating Romance!

2.   Flores, Ende Culture Designs by Musa Widyatmojo
          Musa Widyatmojo prefers made ready-to-wear collection. Through the label M by Musa, senior designer clothing for women presents modern clothes with a touch of Indonesia. The design is modern and classy in a dress, top, pants and skirts. This made the label M by Musa available in many leading department stores. At IFW 2012, the label presents the theme of the (ine) who brings culture women of Flores, Ende. His designs are suitable for urban women's lives. With the right formula, Musa mixed cultural influences, global trends. Perfect!

Cravin for One of This Culture Woman of Flores, Ende

3.   Kebaya Modern by Anne Avantie
          Anne Avantie fashion show closed the Ethnic Electism show at Plenary Hall. With the theme “Indonesia Sehati”, Anne presented the epic performances in collaboration with Guruh Soekarno Putra and Garin Nugroho. Anne’s collections inspired by the song lyric by Guruh Soekarno Putra and narrative by Garin Nugroho. Anne Avantie, a designer from Semarang presented show that combined narrative, movement, dance and song as well as in a bundle. In this fashion show, you saw masterpieces of Anne Avantie; kebaya, ready-to-wear collection, until her batik gold Prada coletan. Passion, dedication and perseverance of Anne Avantie in developing kebaya made her deserve to get the highest appreciation.
Anne Avantie’s Masterpieces

Some backstage pics from last day fashion show. Many pictures click on Enjoy!!

That was the end of Indonesia Fashion Week 2012.
Oh! Before I end this very long post, there are some tips and tricks attending a fashion show from co-writer of IFW official blog, Catherine Soepadhi in her blog IFW may have passed but we can use these tips to go see for another runway. Check it out!

Random tips and tricks if you're attending Indonesia Fashion Week
1. Wear something comfortable yet stylish. And remember to 
   "Dress to Impress" you won't know who'll be there snapping
   pics for magazines/blogs/etc. Your outfit should describe 
   your style! 

   If you're not a very "heels-person", don't wear 7 inch   
   platforms to IFW, cause you know you will walk from one far 
   end to another. Nothing is worse than not being able to walk! 

2. Do a quick research before hand about the brands/designers that   
   will be doing a show/exhibition, so you'll know which ones you   
   like, so you wont spent time looking around finding the one 
   that you're interested in. Check IFW BLOG for info about the 
   exhibitions/fashion show.

3. Recommended list of things you should bring! Other than your 
   handphone ofcourse!

  - Business card : Because you will never know who you will meet   
                    there ;) 
  - Small make up kit : To touch up because its going to be a 
                        long day.
  - Extra money : Tons of eye candy, shop till you drop.
  - Camera : To capture the amazing moments.

4. Bring friends or Make new friends... The venue is huge, you 
   might get lost (hah!) and plus shopping with a bunch of 
   friends are always better than being all alone in the middle 
   of thousands of people.

   necklace made from batik?, show your INDO-PRIDE!

Thank you for reading this long post hihihi…


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