I was, ehm, fashionably late, on the second day so I didn’t get to see the show from the very beginning. I missed Merry Pramono and Monika Jufry show. I have to admit that I cannot sketch worth a dime, even if my life is depended on it, not even babies clothes, let alone Moslem wear that I believe is harder to design. For one there’s a limit as to what you can design even though there’s more fabrics involved since it has to be loose and cover the majority of your skin. Some designers also provide the matching veil along with the whole outfit. After that, you still have to play around with the print, the colors, the look, wondering if you should add ruffle, lace, bow or embroidery appliqué or maybe nothing at all? See, it’s easy to go either too simple or too much. From the ones I saw, I like Hanie Hananto’s modern geometric detail, although the last one looks kinda apronish to me..:D and Jeanny Tjahyawatie’s color palettes with tenun detail implanted. Anne Rufaidah’s design in here is too sweet for my taste, the ruffle pants only make it worse since there’s already many things going on at the top.
Hanie Hananto – Square Nation
Jeanny Tjahyawati – Expression