As the global fashion industry begins to recognise and celebrate Muslim wear and the use of the Hijab in various collections, Plaza Indonesia holds the “Ramadan in Style” Fashion Show to showcase the latest collection of modest wear created by five renowned Indonesian designers.
Well known for his long career in modest wear, Itang Yunasz opened “Ramadan in Style” on 21 May with his collection entitled “HEAVEN”. White, believed to symbolise piety and purity, dominated the show, .
After decades focusing on muslim wear, Yunasz has brilliantly incorporated trendy and modern look with a touch of classic traditional Indonesian fabric and tailorship. Of the 20 designs he created, 10 are elegant and simple pieces especially created for Eid Al Fitr.
The luxury of silk chiffon, satin and crepe are combined with lace and bead in some parts, making it truly feminine, adorned with expensive accessories from ADELLE jewellery. Constructed in loose cut into long dress, kaftan, and abaya, the design truly represents contemporary modest wear.
Regarding the other 10 looks, Yunasz is inspired by East Nusa Tenggara ikat textile. He constructed them in layers with volumised silhouettes in the blouse, tunic, outer, skirt, and culottes. A sprinkle of beads are installed and follows the basic Sumbanese pattern, unified in maroon, coffee brown, and gold.
On the second day, Iwan Tirta featured the rich Nuswantara batik to its modest collection, with Auguste Soesastro, Mel Ahyar and Chossy Latu. The 20 pieces of Pre-Fall collection to welcome Eid Mubarak were presented in classic cuts of batik in the outer garment, trousers, and dresses. The new look of muslim scarf (Hijab) was worn in loose form, combined with classic Parisian hat. The look is suitable for the evening.
“Ramadan in Style” will be followed by IKAT by Didiet Maulana, HAPPA by Mel Ahyar, and Ghea Indonesia by Ghea Panggabean who presented their exclusive modest wear collection which runs until May 25 at La Moda Cafe, Plaza Indonesia.
“The show with aims to provide the latest trend in modest wear as well as supporting the hijab fashion industry in Indonesia,” said Ria Juwita, Event & Promotions Senior Manager & Creative Services of Plaza Indonesia
“It will have strong characters and very much can be used to go to Mosque, Eid Mubarak or any occasion,” she continued.
Coinciding with the “Ramadan In Style,” Plaza Indonesia also held a Silent Auction from the designers’ collection and the brands involved in this fashion show. The proceeds of the auction will be given to the Astha Parinama Foundation, which works toward preventing human trafficking in Indonesia.
Funds will be used to support activities including creating awareness building, prevention and rehabilitation programmes for victims. Further information about the show and collection, visit http://plazaindonesia.com/ or check Plaza Indonesia on Instagram @plaza_indonesia