The JFW 2017 is now over. It’s the largest event dedicated to the fashion world in Southeast Asia, which year after year demonstrates a growing media power fueled by buyers and journalists from around the world.
What it has done a lot of noise during this edition was the choice of one of the themes, as it was considered provocative: the sustainable fashion. The goal is to make tolerable human activity in the area, minimizing damage to the environment and at the same time sensitizing the world’s population to a social responsibility.
Saturday, October 22 the opening ceremony has seen parading the best Indonesian designers wearing their own creations in front of an international audience. The ceremony was also attended by the best graduates of fashion schools.
In this particular atmosphere so glamorous and sparkling with the scent of change, Istituto di Moda Burgo (IMB) Indonesia, the only Italian Fashion School in Indonesia, is excited to be at Jakarta Fashion Week 2017 presenting a fashion show, participating to a talk show and opening a booth for prospective students.

The Fashion Show, which took place in October 26, was in collaboration with Ardistia Dwiasri, the Indonesian designer from New York-based label Ardistia New York.

Five students and alumni shown SS17 collections for their labels: Alan Tan, Oki Setiana Dewi, RAEGITAZORO, Kyra and Vatthu.

Alan Tan by Alan Tjahjadi
In line with the label’s philosophy to create fashion statements that would still be easy to wear, the designer Alan Tjahjadi has shown the timeless and romantic pieces that combine dramatic shapes with delicate colours, in an ideal mix of femininity, charisma and comfort for the womenswear label Alan Tan S/S 2017 collection: Enduring Reflection. The concept for this collection was inspired by nature’s floral wonders and their symbolism, as Tjahjadi explains that he chose Angel’s Trumpet Flowers (Allamanda cathartica) as the main reference for his latest work.

Oki Setiana Dewi Bridal by Oki Setian Dewi
Indonesian actress, decided to make her clothes herself and then founded her own brand and become a real famous designer. Her collection of wedding dresses presented at the JFW is entitled Chastity of Goddess. Of course, the white becomes a must as a symbol of purity and lightness of the fabrics found in the transcendence of the divine subject. Graceful, elegant and soft, the bridal collection, made of eight different looks, is inspired by Greek goddesses. Satin, tulle, 3D brocade, and chiffon are the main materials used. And not to forget, the sparkling Swarovski crystals which have always been Oki Setiana Dewi’s trademark make an appearance in this bridal collection too.

RAEGITAZORO by Raegita Zoro
Another talented student of Istituto di Moda Burgo Indonesia, realizes her S/S 2017 woman’s wear collection called Evolution, inspired by Ondel-Ondel a form of Indonesian popular show, which stars big puppets. Her clothes are fresh and unique: the urban concept refers to bright colors such as mustard yellow, indigo blue, black and metal inserts, worn by models who advance on the catwalk dancing a folk music belongs to the tradition of Jakarta.  For the JFW 2017, Raegita Zoro has upgraded ondel-ondel from a festival and street performers puppet to a refreshing and modern icon of Jakarta – taking over not only the streets and local stages, but also shopping malls, universities and offices.

Kyra by Shahira Habsy
Indonesian bags and accessories label Kyra presents their S/S 2017 collection Clairvoyance – My Dream Universe. The bag collection is inspired by childhood memories and a little girl’s fantasy. Bags combine elegant designs with premium quality leather and materials. Purples and violets, interjected with bold touches of tangerine, vibrant pink and mint green, bright pink and navy blue details add a bit of an edge to the looks. The colourful interiors gives a pop touch. Kyra is renowned for high-quality products as an international luxury leather accessory brand.

Vatthu by Amelia Dianty, Anindita Sosrodimulyo and Astari Ajeng Maharshi
Brand created by three art-loving young designers, Vatthu presents their collection Dayang Numbar. The concept behind this womenswear collection comes from people that inhabit a group of islands located in the area of Maluku Tenggara Barat named Tanimbar. They are called Numbar people. They adorn their ears with gold jewellery called Kmwene, which come in various designs, usually based of triangular or hourglass designs. It is also believed to represent fertility. The gold is accompanied by touches of gray or black, as well as colours derived from gold, such as brown. Ethnic accents shown within the collection are represented through fabric patterns and colours while retaining a modern and elegant cut for the silhouettes.

Apart from the main events of JFW 2017, another student, Gie Sanjaya, showed talent and won the second prize for Lomba Perancang Aksesori competition, LPA 2016. Sanjaya, after being selected among the 10 finalists, managed to amaze with his creations on the theme of Bohemian Art Style.
The very great success achieved by the students of the Istituto di Moda Burgo Indonesia on the occasion of an event of world importance, confirm that the teaching methodology, the professional approach, the quality of programs and school laboratories acquired from the headquarters of the Istituto di Moda Burgo Milan, have given these talented young people a chance to turn their dreams into reality.
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