June 28, 2014


      June 17th 2014 was a magical day, not really surprisingly, for myself. With my two best friends, I had my chance to see the annual Biyan's show at Mulia Hotel, Jakarta. Around 8 p.m., I and Lucca entered the ballroom and looked for our seat, except for Fahmy sitting in the photographer area. Thanks to the good-looking ushers who really helped us because the show seemed to have uncountable seats. We sat neatly and looked around the stage ornaments. The tiny green leaves lamps in a big nest were shining not too bright, only dim. We looked down to the latest Biyan look book laid in each seat with a goodie bag by IOMA, a beauty company who supported the show that night.
     Chrysanthemum or Seruni (in bahasa Indonesia) is the main inspiration for the designer, Biyan Wanaatmadja. The flower portrayed the harmonic contrast, like feminine and masculine, in unity. Chrysanthemum which is also believed by Japanese as life and eternity symbol modified with Japanese's pop art character and the local Sumba-Nusa Tenggara Timur's tribal motif. Other motives used in this show were storks and some circles made by beautiful gems.
      What I love about this collection is beyond the words. The collection itself from year to year always brings the strong identity but it still moves with the theme rhyme. The dominant specialty of Biyan label is not only the glam and luxurious design but also the awesome printing textile which makes us flabbergasted. In addition, the 3d flower and embellishment are always riveting, particularly to this Chrysanthemum collection. Even the bright-colored and the crowded dresses in the middle of the show broke the coldness of the soft color palette. And the stork motif in the dresses? It is like the best embellishment I've ever seen from Indonesian designer in entire year so far. I'm lost of words.

photographed by Fahmy Haryandi, edited by yours truly :)


Kizzy Von Doll said...

What a fantastic show...love the clothes, amazing!! Thank you for coming around to my blog, hope you'll come again soon. Have a great weekend :) Kizzy xx

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: great proposals. Keep in touch

fahmy haryandi said...

waw! fotonya di upload semuanya

Marsela Christie said...

Capek jg bok ngeditnya -_- @fahmy

Diana Ashuayem said...

Great collection!! Thanks for the visit.