The four-day long fashion event organized by Fashion Design Council of India, being held at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Indonesian fashion designer Novita Yunus, to promote Jakarta Fashion Week, presented a collection of ensembles in techniques like batik and eco-print, as sustainable fashion is todays demand.
Titled 'Bumi Langit' (Earth and Sky), Yunus's collection showcased at AIFW on Wednesday was inspired by the idea of balancing the colour palettes of the autumn leaves and the cold winter sky.
Eco-print process, Batik Remekan, Garut handwoven and embroideries were brought to the forefront by the designer. Eco-print is a method of taking colour and pattern of leaves on different kind of textiles like silk, rayon and organic cotton.
The colours used in the collection were ochre, dark chocolate, light brown, olive green and hues of black and blue. Various materials and techniques were used in the collection.
The collection consisted of harem pants, skirts, plead skirts, kaftans and traditional embroidered kebayas with models wearing Dutch heels, carrying leather bags with tied hair and Indonesian straw hats walking the ramp.
Just like the opening show was fully dedicated to Indian handwoven textiles, Novita carried forward the magic by hacking the ramp with her countrys home-grown designs.
Novita praised the initiative taken by FDCI and Jakarta Fashion Week to enable a cross-cultural exchange of talents in the fashion world.
The four-day lengthy style occasion being held at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium will end on 18 March.
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