This is in my top 3 list of shows in Jakarta Fashion Week... why?... because it shows young talents, it celebrates the talents of young designers, giving them the right platform to launch their career.. To give them not only press opportunities, but also guiding them to not only be a great designer, but also to build a company/brand in order to be accepted worlwide and with a broad audience.
Last year's winners:
Inspired by painters, this year's collection is swarmed with paint brushes and blotches of paint details. They're indeed well known for their avant-garde accessories, but they kept it still slightly on the commercial side. I can definitely see myself rocking their accessories on top of a simple little black dress, or maybe white...
I've met Winny (one of the designer) a couple of times in events such as Trademark, Brightspot, etc.. Identite is everywhere! They're young, vibrant, cool, and "happening" indeed. To me... they remind me of a mix-breed between Alexander Wang and Maison Martin Margiela (yes, its a compliment! a huge one) Famous for their edgy and usually black and white collections, they definitely stepped up their game this time, and delivered 100%.
NOMINEES FOR THIS YEAR;
A) Rosalyn Citta
SO SCULPTURAL, SO GOLD, SO LUXURIOUS, SO NEED IT RIGHT NOW...
Wonderful vibrant colored crystal gems.... They're so dreamy, and definitely wearable.. Look at how the accessories pops even on a light brown outfit.. the crystal gems shines through various angles and I was eyeing on every single piece shown on stage..
C) HOUSE OF JEALOUXY
All you risk-takers... this is the right accessories for you! It is quirky with a touch of drama... I love how they really brought up a "show", the ambience of the fashion tent changed completely as they played horror tunes and backed up by the insane graphic on the huge screen, and as the model walks down covered in crystals and bright blue and red letter blocks (representing a message)... I totally understood their concept and inspiration, and that to me shows that it is a successful collection.
MAJOR MAJOR LOVE. This collection makes me want to pack and move to a beach house ( or maybe a villa). It is luxurious, but playful, clean and flirty at the same time. The styling of the looks did justice for the collection even more. SUPERB!
PRINTS PRINTS PRINTS. COLORS COLORS COLORS (OR, COLOURS?). If you're a wonderland type of girl... you belong in this collection. Your wardrobe will be filled with dreams and happiness, because as I watched the show.. I love how the models looked so happy, it shows that it gives confidence.
The collection was inspired by the Dalmatians movie (clearly).. I immediately was drawn towards the fact that the models were all told to look a little snobbish and channeling Cruella De Vil. Such a talented designer you are, Gloria Agatha.. And thankyou for bringing one of my favorite childhood movies back to life in a fashionable manner.
THE WINNERS ARE................. MASSICOT AND OLENKA!!!!
SEE YOU NEXT YEAR... CLEO FASHION AWARDS