One of the good things about Jakarta Fashion Week is that we can enjoy a pack of various talented designers in just a single show. As an example is the fashion show by APPMI (Asosiasi Pengusaha dan Perancang Mode Indonesia) designers. This time APPMI presented 7 talented designers; they are Melia Wijaya, Ledie Suwandie, Ninik Darmawan, Dewi Syifa, Ian Adrian, Afif Syakur, and Defrico Audy.
The show was opened by Melia Wijaya collection. In creating “Striking Structures and Deconstruction”, Melia Wijaya was inspired by unorganized and optical form.
Ledie Suwandie used songket which was weaved with gold thread in batik motif such as tasik, mega mendung and bulu ayam motifs. That’s why she named her collection “Java Meets Sumatra”.
“Neglect” by Ninik Darmawan tried to express human negligence through swinging chiffon mixed with plaited details.
Ian Adrian illustrated bright and colorful atmosphere in Kutai, so he involved various colors but emphasizing on gold to make it merrier. Here it is, the “Rhapsody in Kutai”.
Afif Syakur’s idea in designing “Fascinate Square” came from keraton batik motif named tambal (or square). It represented the variety of batik, especially Yogyakarta batik. He used silk chiffon in pastel colors as the materials.
People love to save the best for last, and it also worked in JFW. The last collection came from Defrico Audy was imaginatively gorgeous. “Tribal Trouble” combines tenun from Karang Asem Bali and from Ende. It depicted the way Bali aristocrats dress with detailed accessories.
The overall collections was impressive. And do remember that they are only seven designers out of abundant talented designers that APPMI has. I hope we get to see more of them in the future!