If you’re not familiar with local label Capital T, you should be: Tertia Enda dropped everything at her full-time job to study at Susan Budihardjo. From there, she founded Capital T with a mission to provide urban professional women the option of having clothes that suit their fast-paced city lifestyle. Capital T recently released Writer’s Block, the label’s F/W ’13 collection, and its press release had this to say:
For this collection, the design was inspired by the term ‘Writer’s Block’ hence the name of the collection. Tertia Enda, the designer, found it enticing how a seemingly dismissive situation could ironically rouse progression on a story, often it even creates new details, new routes, new stories. This idea is represented by how Tertia tried to cut patterns in such ways to create some kind of procrastination feel on her collection and symbolizes the struggle of the author by playing with upside down interlocked triangles. The whole attempts resulted in arcane looks throughout the pieces, thus making this collection captivating both to see and to wear, like the beauty of writer’s block itself.
The previous Capital T collection, titled Forbidden, also featured a very prominent geometric motif: where there are triangles in this collection, Forbidden played with squares and also made use of a pale pink shade that went beautifully with corresponding dark blues. Come to think of it, this collection is also home to an identical color palette not dissimilar to the previous one, possibly meaning that the designer has fallen into a comfortable design groove she’s comfortable with.
True to her original mission of providing comfortable clothing to young urban women, Capital T delivers on freedom of movement. Each piece is neither too form-fitting or loose, letting the wearer take on the world in style. I’ve been totally crushing on a pair of palazzo pants form an older collection, and should probably go grab them before someone else snatches them up.
What are your thoughts about the F/W ’13 collection? Capital T is available online at Jakarta’s D Space at Debenham’s Lippo Mall Kemang, Happy-go-Lucky of Bandung, as well as Indonesian e-tailers Shopdeca and Zalora in Indonesia, Gnossem in Singapore, and at Fashion Valet in Malaysia.