This year, Plaza Indonesia returned with Ramadan in Style to display the newest fashionable Muslim collection from nine fashion brands and designers to make your look more stylish this Eid Al-Fitr.
During the three-day fashion show in mid-May, Plaza Indonesia collaborated with renowned Indonesian brands and fashion designers such as Priyo Oktaviano, AVA Prologue, Sebastian Red, Alleira Batik x Didi Budiardjo, Parang Kencana, Svarna by IKAT Indonesia, Happa, Bin House and Ghea. The following are some of the best looks from the runway.
Unlike his couture collection mostly influenced by Indonesian textile, Priyo Oktaviano’s modest wear collection is inspired by classic French design. He took inspiration from French decor, particularly the scent of dried flower, Potpourri, in French homes that adds a romantic nuance and feminine tailoring.
Oktaviano combines multiple fabrics such as voile, tulle, linen, organdy, and lace Chantilly mostly associated with women’s textile. The prolific designer completed the whole look with footwear from Thang Shoes, a collection of rococo style with soft colour palette, combined with Oktaviano signature 3D embroidery. The non-traditional Muslim wear comes with the light fabric, ready-to-wear that’s suitable for other lavish occasion because of its versatility.
On the runway at La Moda, Plaza Indonesia, AVA Prologue introduced Lumine, a modest wear collection with an effortless style and a glamorous touch. Inspired by Grecian Formulas, Modern Goddess Style for Raya, the collection brings feminine elegance and combine it with arrays of colour from satin silk fabric, dominated by pieces and stitch details and flowing details.
The kimono-inspired cut is designed so that women can highlight the waist while a slightly plunging neckline accentuates the décolletage in the most respectable ways. From outerwear-effect kaftan to an ethereal wrap dress silhouette, the collection made clear that it is designed for women with different figures looking for beautiful and uncomplicated free sizes modern kaftan to wear on all occasions.
Sebastian Gunawan brings back the fascination of mod; the subculture that emerged in the early 1960s in his SEBASTIANred Eid collection 2019. The ready-to-wear collection is minimalistic and looks modern with the creative silhouette; SEBASTIANred emphasizes the look by using asymmetrical shapes and drapery details inspired by mod-look (short loose dress), kaftan, and boho dress.
SEBASTIANred accentuate the look by using asymmetrical shapes and drapery detail and integrate all the elements to embellish a mod (short loose dress), kaftan and boho dress look. The look is completed with metallic elements, glass beads and floral geometric patterns,
Alleira Batik x Didi Budiardjo
Presented in tones of dark blue, indigo and terracotta, the collaborated collection is inspired by women and nature. Named ‘Pesona Puspita’, the modest wear illustrates the wealth of Indonesian nature through its batik pattern, added with tropical nuance to make it more contemporary.
SVARNA by IKAT Indonesia
SVARNA by IKAT Indonesia always bring local wisdom to the runway. The collection Tirta Kirana is about the water and the moon based in old sanskrit terminology (Sanskerta). The ready-to-wear collection brings a feminine and mysterious look at the same time by contrasting the soft colours of the moon and dark side in the shadow of the moon itself. Tailored in Middle Eastern sartorial and silhouette, the creative director, Didiet Maulana introduced the whole look with a long gown, cape, finished off with the accent of crystal, sequin and Sumatran Songket.
Mel Ahyar, the director of Happa brings us to the City of Davao, Philippines on Happa “Ng Bono” Spring-Summer 2019. The collection is presented to capture the festivity of Kadawayan Festival. The prints and motifs are heavily inspired by the traditional fabrics from the tribes of the Philippines, also a lot of abstract and geometrical patterns.
The silhouettes imitate traditional clothing from the tribes and combining it with a touch of Muslim clothing such as abaya, robe and kaftan pieces, tracing back to the origin of the tribes and their Muslim background. While the inspiration comes from a very strong cultural background, each design is not without a touch of modern twist. It is all about harmony in diversity.