Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Three Young Muslim Designers

Three talented young Muslim Fashion Designers unleashed their creations for the first time at Indonesia’s latest chic fashion event, Jakarta Fashion Week 2013. Noni Zakiah, Ria Miranda, and Restu Anggraini converged to present their collections in a runway show themed ‘Threelogy’, at JFW on November 8. The show was a collaborative effort between the designers and Rumah Ayu, a Muslimah fashion boutique. A modern twist on traditional Indonesian fabrics was an underlying influence of the ‘Threelogy’ show, albeit in uniquely different ways that characterised each designer’s creative outlook.

Noni Zakiah, opted for an alternative take on her runway show by featuring avantgarde modest couture. She boldly experimented with the use of synthetic leather and Lycra mixed with traditional handmade fabric from Lombok, an island near Bali. The result? Wuhuuuu.. Look futuristic pieces that scream ‘edgy’!!

Ria Miranda, took inspiration from her Minang ethnic heritage and combined it with her usual feminine style. ‘Pastel colours are still my choice for this collection,’ Ria said. Indeed, soft peach, light pink and icy blue dominate Ria’s collection, which heavily features formal wear with girly nuances in Minang songket fabric.

The fluid fabric and angular patterns of Pemalang’s sarung goyor became the medium for Restu Anggraeni‘s creativity. The fabric appeared in various forms throughout her collection: as a roomy shrug, a mermaid skirt, as well as oversized shoulder-padded jackets and pencil trousers.

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