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Plaza Indonesia Fashion Week Celebrates New Generation of Indonesia Designers

As the theme for the mall’s anniversary celebration suggests, the fashion week will reflect the so-called “now generation” by putting emerging local designers under the spotlight.

On Tuesday evening, young designer Yosep Sinudarsono will present his space-inspired spring-summer 2016 collection, continued with Rama Dauhan, whose streetwear designs will be infused by Morrocan and Spanish influences.

Nikicio, a label whose name has reached cult-like status among the local fashion set, will represent the multi-label store The Goods Dept in its show on Wednesday night. Other show highlights include Opi Bachtiar and Ardistia New York on Thursday as well as Hunting Fields on Sunday.

A slew of traditional textile-oriented designers will also participate in the fashion week, such as Didiet Maulana of Ikat Indonesia as well as batik brands like Iwan Tirta Private Collection.

Meanwhile, some notable international labels that will show its collections during the event include Carven and Karen Millen.

“I’m very excited to be part of Plaza Indonesia Fashion Week,” said Patrick Owen, one of Indonesia’s rising fashion stars whose show on Saturday night will mark the end of the fashion week.

Patrick will present his latest spring collection, entitled “Jalanan” (“Streets”), which represents “my wildest imagination of how Indonesian streets could be,” he said.

Known for his exacting tailored pieces and bold artistic prints, the designer will also collaborate with acclaimed illustrator Emte in the show.

“We’re going to be working together on something backstage during the show, and we will give the audience a surprise by the end,” Patrick hinted.

But that is not Emte’s only job at the fashion week — he just recently finished a 150-meter-long mural artwork that adorns the hall in which the shows will be held.

“It is the first time I’ve ever created a work that big,” he said with a laugh.

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