Friday, June 12, 2015

Indonesia Fashion Week 2015 - Steven Tach, Fashunica


Hoping to spread his wings to the international market, Steven Tach swerved his direction from interior to fashion design. Although it is not far apart, but he felt like in fashion he can expand more of his creativity and reach other markets.

His main inspiration comes from his own country, Japan. But, Steven proves that inspiration comes from anywhere and everywhere.  He said, and I quote, "I can see one thing and it becomes an inspiration to me, then I'll just design it"

He admits that being exposed to Indonesian tradition and working with the Indonesian traditional fabric could be challenging. For example, the layout and placement of the beads and other accents.
However, it seems like the difficulties he faced didn't stopped him. He said that he would love to combine Indonesian fabric such as, kain tenun with Japanese fabrics. How awesome, I for one, cannot wait to see how it turns out! 

It was refreshing - and a very proud moment too, when I saw the 15 collection down the runway.
Steven, the young and talented designer did such an amazing job transforming traditional fabrics from Bali, Cirebon, NTT and so on, to a modern design.
This modern twist was a combination of Japanese and Indonesian culture. For example, he used the pattern of a kimono or yukata with Indonesian fabric that has a drapery like how a traditional kain kebaya should be.

This was achieved in order to reach more attention from the international market, which was the main goal. Introducing Japanese and Indonesian culture to the world - one of the vision and mission of this blog, btw ;).

For more info of STeVeN TACH:
Steventach.com
Steven's instagram
Steven's twitter


DORHOUT MEES IMPECCABLE F/W15

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If you guys remember, last July, I attended my first ever Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Read Here
And I was fortunate enough to be invited to Dorhout Mees F/W2015 show. Unfortunately, I couldn't make it. But it wont stop me from waiting patiently in front of my laptop to see the whole collection.

Mees never seem to disappoint, her collection was even more magical than ever.
She completes the whole atmosphere and feeling with incredible venue. Welcoming the audiences with warm and soft lights and underneath the light bulbs was an orchestra ready to open the magical show. Yes I said it right, AN ORCHESTRA.
Why you asked? because the whole inspiration of the show was about 'STAGES', declined and decayed theaters. She brought it to live with 3D like clothes, that if I may say so myself, is a piece of ART.
Her admirable way of thinking and her perspective towards things always amazes me.  
And like a great designer should be, she lets her work speaks for itself.
The intricacy of the details and the soft and yet still powerful designs. Ik hou van jou!
Not only that but she has successfully gave the impression of an unforgettable show with impressive song choices and vibes the show created.

Have a look and let me know what you think in the comment below.