Sophisticated as ever, renowned designer Denny Wirawan has again captivated Indonesia’s fashion scene with his Kelana Spring Summer 2017 Collection.
Launched at the Dharmawangsa Hotel in South Jakarta, the collection features 50 outfits in clashing patterns of batik, songket, double ikat (geringsing), the mythical bird lok can as well as the more contemporary geometrical shapes and bold stripes. Wirawan artfully printed tribal patterns on premium-quality silk chiffons, satin, shantung and organza. Labeled under the theme of “Free Spirit and Contemporary”, the collection was dominated by black, brown, grey and red.
The show began with a parade of bohemian-spirited men and women’s outfits before culminating with elegant, dramatic evening gowns.
“I was inspired by the sunshine, the seas and their refreshing natural breeze, which deeply possessed my mind and led me to create Kelana. During my travels all over Indonesia, I was always welcomed with local hospitality, which provided me with a window to look into Indonesian culture and strengthened my love and pride of this rich country,” said Wirawan.
By lending its support to Wirawan’s new collection, Bakti Budaya Djarum Foundation aims to place Indonesian fashion and culture on an upward trajectory.
“We have a shared commitment to protect our country’s culture. Through his creativity, Denny Wirawan is able to transform Indonesian local wisdom into wearable goods for every occasion, which proves his position as a talented designer with a prêt-à-porter clothing line,” said Bakti Budaya Djarum Foundation Program Director Renitasari Adrian.
“Through this collection, I share the foundation’s commitment to bring to national stage Indonesian fashion culture with its unique motifs and philosophical meanings,” said Wirawan.
Founded in 1992 as a non-profit arm of the cigarette company Djarum, Bakti Budaya Djarum Foundation has consistently promoted the country’s cultural heritage by delivering empowerment programmes and endorsing more than 2,000 art-related activities.
Wirawan’s Kelana Spring Summer 2017 Collection fashion show was choreographed by Panca Makmun. It was supported by Jakarta-based shoe designer Marista Santividya and make-up artist Oscar Daniel. Accessories were provided by the Bali-based Tulola Jewelry.