Inscribing Indonesian Poetry into Fashion at Poeisi 4 Dimensi
One of the shows that I attended at JFFF 2013 was Poeisi 4 Dimensi. The name itself made cornered my curiousity right away; what could it be all about?
Poeisi 4 Dimensi is a fashion show that showcased the works of four designers with the unified goal of exploring traditional Indonesian fabrics in their designs. We witnessed the work of two male and two female designers, so there was a wide variety of looks for women and men. Everyone could enjoy the fashion show in equal measure. :)
Taking place at Kelapa Gading Mall, the fashion show started with Yusak Maulana’s collection, CULTURA. Inspired by ancient Egypt, Yusak brought a new concept for men’s outfits by handwoven rayon from Troso, Central Java. In this collection you will see a variety of shapes, cuts, and colors. Even though the majority of CULTURA used bold colors, we still can see summer colors like orange, green, and even turquoise. Find the complete Yusak Maulana collection at his Mall of Indonesia store.
The next sequence was NOM by Pradani Ratna. The first impression I fell into when I saw the collection was “Whoa, those colors are fun!” Inspired by undersea corals, NOM did a great job of bringing those undersea hues onto the stage. Bright, fresh, very spring-summer-ish colors dominated the looks, but we can still see Pradani Ratna combining them with black to add an urban vibe. These accents came out through the shoes, accessories, the outerwear, or the staple piece itself. If you’re curious about her line, swing by Alun-Alun Grand Indonesia Jakarta, Happy Go Lucky Bandung, and Gate Store Yogyakarta to check out the full collection.
I love the order of sequences that this fashion show came up with to separate men’s and women’s clothing. First up for men, then women, and for the third sequence, we’re back again with the men’s collection. Inspired by an Irish village farm, ABEE by Ariy Arka showcased a different series of looks for men. It’s not unusual to see men’s fashion walk blacks, grays, or other dark colors down the runway, but Ariy Arka gave this men’s collection a touch of pastel! As you can see, soft pastel colors are everywhere in ABEE. The fabric itself is handwoven batik produced in-house. To see the complete ABEE collection, we can visit their stores at Cibubur Country RBOJ and Rita Butik PVJ Mall Bandung.
The last showcase is AYU ANDARI COUTURE by Ayu Dyah Andari. Using handwoven fabrics from Palembang, Ayu brough out the vintage and romatic feel of the 1920s, with elegant lady-like outfits ruling the roost. If you take a close look, there are a lot of beautiful and unique details in this collection. The colors themselves are very pretty: soft-pastel colors again, but I’m not grumbling at all. All these elements–from cut to color–create a collection of pretty looks for Hijabers. The collection can be found at La Moie FX Mall level 4.