Flying to New York for Fashion Week was a dream come true for six Indonesian designers showing for the first time on the Indonesian Diversity SS18 Runway. New York Fashion Week: First Stage is a new platform that gives global designers the opportunity to show at NYFW, whether they are debuting in the U.S. for the first time or looking to make new global connections and further their presence.

Beautiful handcrafted fabrics and embroideries glided down the runway unlike anything industry members had ever seen before, though the details and level of craftsmanship are customary of high-end Indonesian fashion. Guests were wowed as theatrical beats pumped through the room and models walked impeccably adorned by handcrafted Indonesian elements.

Each designer saw this show as an opportunity to bring Indonesian design to the runways of New York to embody cultural inclusion in a tough social climate. 

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DIAN PELANGI

Geometric prints and beaded brocades permeated Dian Pelangi’s bold collection. Menswear-inspired suiting pieces in unexpected bright colors brought to life the hustle and bustle of New York City. Subway tile-like embellishments highlighted waistlines and shoulders and gave creative flair to straight silhouettes. 

BARLI ASMARA

Barli Asmara showed a gorgeous collection of white lace cold shoulder dresses and gowns. Inspired by purity and Middle Eastern architecture, these layered and laced up pieces were complimented by bejeweled statement earrings. A full pearl embellished gown stole the show with its powerful turtleneck structure and beaded waistline. 

MELIA WIJAYA

Melia Wijaya dug all the way to her roots to create a collection of impressive garments tied to the famous Indonesian folklore, Sawunggaling. The story praises the creative and full of energy rooster and peacock. In an effort to preserve the true meaning, Wijaya sent feather adorned headpieces, gowns and separates down the catwalk in earthy tones. Caged boning created an hourglass frame on a gorgeous few gowns and pants. 

CATHERINE NJOO

Larger than life, yet dainty gold headpieces sat atop Catherine Njoo’s models. Rich, gold embroideries and beaded batik fabrics crafted into beautiful forms created an ultra luxurious wave over the entire collection. Rounding out Njoo’s runway was a jaw-dropping, egg-shaped gold headpiece that opened and closed to unveil a dimly lit pagoda. 

VIVI ZUBEDI

Vivi Zubedi believes in a world of equal love between all cultures and crafted an incredible collection to hone in on that theme. A rich color palette with subtle prints was embellished with branded patchwork that read “Makkah Madinah Jannah”. Also, making a bold political statement was her floor length abbaya embellished with a beautiful “All Colors Matter” and her use of various size models dressed in hijab, including plus size. 

DORIS DORTHEA

All designers accessorized with handbags by the infamous Doris Dorthea, top celebrity go-to designer for custom handbags. The brand prides itself on the use of exotic skins and leather. Vibrant colors collided with exotic skin in beautifully crafted, structured mini bags. 

 

 

For more information visit http://indonesiafashiongallery.com/en/ or follow at @ifg_nyc.

Photos: Brian Ach for Indonesian Diversity NYFW: First Stage

NICKLAU designer Nicholas Lau, a 19 year old from Hong Kong, avoids the spring cliches of florals, flirty hemlines, and vivid color with his self-titled “WALK OF SHAME” collection.

The ‘walk of shame’ is a popular phrase for the morning after a sexual encounter, walking back home from another person’s place wearing the same clothes from the night before.  

NICKLAU’s collection utilizes this to bring to life the concept of a party girl in New York beginning the walk of shame back home. Missing articles of clothing, she unabashedly borrows pieces of her partner’s wardrobe. The result? A sporty, yet elegant look. 

NICKLAU keeps the overall collection simple, dipped in dark neutrals, yet feminine with form-fitting, belted pieces. Opting for touches of pinstripe and leather, one could very well mistake this for a fall collection. While an intriguing concept, the potential of the collection, including the retro film vibe of the photos, outweighed its execution. NICKLAU seems to have tried to take the safe route with these pieces; here’s hoping for Lau to reach his full potential.

Take a look at the photos below and tell us what you think about the “walk of shame”.

Photos: NICKLAU

Guest Post by Samantha Braddy

With chilly nights and gentle fall winds just around the corner, you need to equip your wardrobe with a few transitional pieces that will get you through the season. However, if you’re not ready to say goodbye to summer, you’ll be glad to hear that your stylish fall outfits can keep their summer flair. Here are several essential pieces that will keep you warm and stylish all through fall. 

1. Cardigan

There’s no outfit you can’t wear with a lovely cardigan. Not only will the perfect cardigan keep you warm and cozy on chilly nights, but it will also help you create a layered and chic look. It’s one of those pieces that you can pair with almost any outfit. If your style is bohemian, wear a beautiful patterned cardigan over that white summer dress. Or, for a casual look, try a loose boyfriend cardigan over a long tank top and a pair of skinny jeans. 

2. Floral Dress

Don’t store away your lovely floral dresses just yet, because they will help you keep the summer spirit all through fall. Wear a woven sweater over a floral dress to stay warm on chilly days, or you can add several layers and use a belt to tie the look together. If you’re a rocker at heart, pair your floral dress with a leather jacket and black leather boots, and you’re bound to rock the fashion scene.

3. Long-sleeve Dress

Not only do long-sleeve dresses come in a variety of styles, they are the perfect choice for the transitional period. On formal occasions, you can wear a fitted long-sleeve dress paired with classic heels. Or, if you’re planning to go on vacation, you can find gorgeous kaftans online and wear them with booties or knee-high boots in the evening.

4. Off-the-Shoulder Top

Off-the-shoulder tops are perfect for creating a casual, yet sensual, look that draws attention to your shoulders. During the summer, you probably wore it with denim shorts for a classic look; however, on those chilly fall nights, skinny trousers and booties are your best friends. To add some personality, grab a patterned scarf or fun crossbody bag. 

5. Safari Shirt

A beautiful safari shirt is yet another piece perfect for fall, as you transition from denim shorts to denim jeans. For a down-to-earth, casual look, tuck your safari shirt into a long skirt, or go for a pencil skirt and kitten heels for a chic, elegant vibe.

6. A Cool Jacket

A statement jacket is a must-have piece that will complete any fall outfit. A stylish, high-quality jacket is definitely worth investing in, because it can last you for years. An edgy leather jacket is a perfect choice for urban looks or to spice up light, feminine pieces. For a more sophisticated look, try a suede jacket with white skinny jeans and block heels.

7. Pencil Skirt

A trendy pencil skirt does not only accentuate your figure; it also elevates your fall outfits. If your style is more posh, you can wear a pencil skirt with a lace shirt and classic heels. And if you’re into more of a casual and cozy look, you can pair it with a loose sweater and sneakers.

 

Taking notes? The weather may be getting colder, but these 7 pieces will help you make the most of your closet and keep the summer spirit all throughout the fall season. 

Bold, independent, strong, fearless. It’s a good thing Maliparmi ventured into clothing two decades ago, because Maliparmi’s designs are everything.

The name Maliparmi, it just rolls off the tongue. Beginning with handbags, Paresi took her attention to detail, pattern, and beading and brought it to the runway.

This F/W season’s rich, earthy colors not only bring the pieces to life in an artistic sense, but actually create a spirit, a personality behind the designs’ exteriors.

Vibrant patterns mix and match into an eclectic collection, incorporating Paresi’s inspiration from other cultures.

For craftsmanship, it’s Maliparmi. A brand of passion, and a brand with the courage to be a trailblazer.

Keep scrolling to see all the different looks.

Photos Provided By: Maliparmi

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Born within the depths of London’s underground scene, MCMA is all about two things: fun and inspiration. Looking to top themselves ever since their start in 2009, they went out with a bang at NYFW this season. An unabashedly feminine collection for S/S ‘18, the colors popped and the texture sizzled.  Telling you to take a ride on the “bold” side, MCMA celebrated vibrant, bright personalities by mixing gorgeous tones and unique patterns. Rethink those thoughts of, “I’m too old for that…” in these pieces, filled to the brim with youthful energy. With a bit of casual, evening, and everything in between, MCMA has us wondering how we can sneak in these pieces into our winter wardrobes. Because we just cannot wait.

Inspired by an Edouard Manet painting, Romanian designer Adelina Rusu successfully jumped right into the heart of its innocence.

Taking the risk of using just one pattern and one color for contrast, Rusu painted her collection head-to-toe in a soothing periwinkle.

With a single glance, one can see the energy poured into her work is woven through every thread of every piece, oozing fun, excitement, and a childlike adoration. 

Remaining unrestricted by garments, or life, Rusu’s cinched waists with billowy silhouettes give off a sense of freedom—the idea that while wearing these clothes, you can fly into unknown waters. 

Take a look at her designs below and be inspired.

Photos provided by: Adelina Rusu

Guest Post by Samantha Braddy
Translated by :DISPURS

If you are always in a rush or on the go–or even if you only occasionally travel–you need to have a few essentials to make sure your journey is easy and care-free. Obviously, we’ll always need our whole beauty regimen (It’s just the way us girls operate, isn’t it?), but the fact that there’s only so much you can carry means you have to narrow down to just a few essentials that will be in your bag at all (travel) times.

Here’s our list.

항상 바쁘게 이동하거나 여행을 하는 시크한 여자라면 빠르고 편하게 움직이기 위한 뷰티 아이템이 몇 가지 필요할 것이다. 뷰티와 피부관리 제품은 항상 필요한 요소이다. 하지만 모두 가지고 가느 것을 불가능하니 가방에 넣어갈 수 있는 몇 가지 필수 아이템을 고를 필요가 있다.  

우리가 고른 필수 아이템을 아래에서 확인해 보자. 

Traveling Trifles

Evidently, you won’t be leaving the house without a couple things, like a lighter (if you’re a smoker), earphones, and of course, your phone charger. Adding on to that list, pack your bodum mug so you can have a sip of coffee whenever you want, wherever you are. It’s easy to carry, and it won’t spill or make a mess.

여행 필수템

집에 나갈때 몇가지 라이터 (담배를 피느 사람이라면), 이어폰 그리고 휴대폰 충전기  같은 몇 가지 필수 아이템은 반드시 챙길 것이다. 그리고 어디에 가든 커피를 마실 수 있는 텀블러도 가져가야 한다. 텀블러는 작아서 가지고 다니기 편하고 안에든 액체를 흐르지 않게 해준다. 하지만 이미 이것은 대부분의 사람들은 알고 있을 것이다. 

Beauty Necessities

Always carry a package of wet wipes. They can serve as both a simple refresher and a makeup remover; however, they’re not a substitute. Try to use your regular makeup remover whenever possible, because it does a more thorough job. Don’t use them as your only self-cleaning method, but rather as a first aid during those long, traveling hours.

No matter whether you’re on the road or not, skincare is essential. A small bottle of cleanser is a must. Moreover, it’ll keep your skin clean and radiant, making you look fresh, rested, and ready to tackle another day of traveling.

A moisturizer is another absolute must-have, since you’ll probably be spending a lot of time outside. Keeping your skin well hydrated is simply something you should do to prevent impurities. Moreover, a good hand cream to protect your hands will always be useful. You can never know for sure what the weather will be, but a few dabs of the cream can be a true lifesaver. 

Unfortunately, no matter how amazing traveling is, it can also mean sweating like there’s no tomorrow (especially if you are traveling without AC or in extreme heat). To avoid nasty pit stains, be sure to pack a deodorant that can keep you feeling and smelling fresh for a long time. And try using the wet wipes first! 

뷰티 필수템

화장을 지우고 상큼한 느낌을 유지하기 위해 물티슈를 항상 가져다니는 것이 좋다.  하지만 화장을 오랜시간 동안 놔두지 않고 잘 지우기 위해서는 가능하면 메이크업 리무버를 쓰는 것이 좋다. 하지만 가장 좋은 방법은 샤워를 하는 것이다. 하지만 가장 좋은 방법은 샤워를 하는 것이다. 메이크업 리무버는 여행을 할때 샤워 하기 힘든 경우에 사용하는 것이 좋다.

여행을 가지 않아도 피부관리를 하는 것은 중요하다. 뷰티필수템 #2? 가방에 쉽게 들어가는 클렌저다. 피부를 깨끗하고 빛나게 해 주어서 상쾌하고 휴식을 잘 취한 것처럼 보이게 해준다.

밖에서 보내는 시간이 많을테니 모이스쳐라이저는 필수 아이템이다. 피부를 항상 촉촉하게 유지하는 것은 중요하다. 당김이 느껴지지 않게 손을 관리하는 것도 중요하다. 여행갈 때 날씨가 어떻게 될 지 모르니 크림을 조금이라도 바르는 것은 정말 생명의 은인 같은 존재로 느껴질 것이다.

여행을 다니는 것은 정말 멋진 경험이지만 날씨가 더우면 땀이 나는 것은 어쩔 수 없다. 겨드랑이에 얼룩을 피하려면 물티슈를 사용하여 닦아 낸 후 오래 동안 신선한 향기가 날 수 있도록 데오도란트를 사용해야 한다.  

Quick Makeup Check

A girl can never know for sure how long her makeup will stay in place, which makes for a solid reason to always have your favorite mascara with you for touch ups. Thankfully, mascara has tiny packaging these days so they fit any travel kit nicely.

Setting sprays will become your new best friend (if they haven’t already), since they keep your makeup intact. Their long-lasting effect is perfect for those long days when you don’t have a chance to fix your makeup.

And luckily, finding a good lipstick nowadays isn’t a big endeavor.. But it certainly requires some skill. Then again, you can pick a few colors for the road, seeing as they can fit almost anywhere.

Finally, mini makeup palettes are perhaps one of the best things you can bring along on a road trip. They are literally designed to fit into any bag, and yet, they lack nothing. They hold your must-have shades and will surely come in handy.

Good luck with your road trip, we wish you luck in mastering the art of packing!

메이크업 필수템

여자들의 화장이 언제까지 유지될지 모르기 때문에 수정을 위해 마스카라를 항상 가지고 있어야 한다. 요즘 마스카라는 부피가 작아 가방에 쉽게 넣어다닐 수 있다..

화장의 지속력을 위해서는 세팅 스프레이가 필수이다. 화장을 다시 할 시간이 없을때 세팅 스프레이를 통해 얻은 지속력은 큰 도움이 된다.

좋은 립스틱을 찾는 것은 그리 어려운 일이 아니다. 하지만 고르는데에는 실력이 필요하다. 하지만 립스틱은 여러개를 가지고 다닐 수 있기에 하나가 아닌 여러가지를 골라도 된다.

미니 메이크업 팔레트는 여행을 다닐때 가져가기에 완벽하다. 하나의 패키지에 모든 것이 다 있고 크기도 작아 가지고 다니기에 편리하다. 기본적인 색을 모두 포함하고 있기때문에 여행을 다닐 때 아무런 걱정을 하지 않아도 된다.   

 

자, 이제 즐거운 여행 되세요~ !