Skirts that look so youthful, carefree and yet at the same time have a class of their own. The newest collection from REDValetino, Spring Summer 2011, depicting the fantastic journey of REDValentino’s imaginary world, is now available in Plaza Indonesia, Jakarta.
REDValentino offers a fresher point of view for a ready to wear collection that shows strong strait of contemporary and unconvetional style. It still shows the signature timeless beauty of Valentino design house, therefore you can expect nothing less than a romantic tale in the design.
Drawing its inspiration from myriad of places and era, the pieces cater for all kinds of women. From the delicately feminine look to a more confident woman who wants to explore her darker side. You can see how the different texture and textile play into part in creating the looks that exude power and elegance.
I guess this is what me and many people would love to see in a fashion show; a collection presented by models in various body types. Maybe some of us have already seen Beth Ditto, the curvy singer, walking down the runway of Jean Paul Gaultier during Paris Fashion Week 2010. Last week they tried to emulate the concept in Indonesia.
Jean Paul Gaultier made it happen in Plaza Indonesia Fashion Week. Although, there were only 4 special models in the fashion show, it successfully gathered big applause from the audience whenever these models stepped on the runway. Just look at the photos below and I’m sure you’ll know why!
About the collection itself, it screamed romantic punk. It reflected 1980s punk subcultures with the punk hairstyles, biker chick leathers with beautiful finish with black lace and fishnet layers.
Some outfits that caught my eyes were the black suits with wide leather belts and girly ankle-strap heels, cone-shaped bra and corset, fringe details, and loose cotton pants tucked in the shoe straps; while some of the male models wore all-black clothing and shawls. You can find it all on the photos below:
Don’t be surprised to see the fashion show photos above! You’re still in 2011. Isn’t it nice to recall or get to know the past through a fashion show, especially when it’s dedicated to a legendary designer such as, Iwan Tirta. The photos above were captured at “The Retrospective” fashion show during Plaza Indonesia Fashion Week: Tribute To Iwan Tirta. Almost a year ago the maestro of batik, Iwan Tirta passed away on July 31, 2010, leaving the world of Indonesian fashion with remarkable memories. That’s why “The Retrospective” was held, presenting some of Irwan Tirta’s creations collected by Danny Dahlan, Chossy Latu, Nafsiah Mboi and Inti Subagyo. The attires were brought to the runway by models who were popular during 80′s and often collaborated with the maestro.
Tribute To Irwan Tirta showcased not only “The Retrospective” but also Iwan Tirta (the fashion label) ‘s Spring/Summer collection titled “Flapperwork”. When I received the lookbook of “Flapperwork”, I couldn’t stop wondering how interesting the fashion show would be. Many Indonesian designers had creatively transformed batik into various style, but I’ve never seen them inspired by flapper. Flapper, the 1920′s trend, is one the most glamorous yet timeless styles. When Iwan Trirta combines flapper style and batik, I believe the collection would remain for long time.
Actually, flapper style is identical with sleeveless an straight-cutting dresses but Iwan Tirta modified and modernized the idea by adding silhouette. As example, “Flapperwork” presented dresses that are fitted at the top and get as wide as cage at the skirt, or fitted top with jodhpur. Flapper nuances was strengthen by tassel and fringe details. Even though the fashion show didn’t involved cloche hat nor finger-wave hairstyle that became flapper signature, bold earrings were worn by the models were enough to complete the look.