Indonesian Diversity S/S18 Runway Show Collection
The Indonesian Diversity SS18 Runway Show was held at the Gallery at Dream Downtown. Furthermore, the Indonesian Show included Barli Asmara, Catherine Njoo, Dian Pelangi, Doris Dorothea, Melia Wijaya, and Vivi Zubedi. The show gave viewers a chance to understand the Indonesian culture better, with gorgeous, intricate designs. The designers were a part of the NYFW First Stage, which included international designers.
My favorite looks are featured below for you from designers Barli Asmara and Catherine Njoo. Catherine Njoo used intricate gold embellishments, large crowns with a unique use of flowers. Catherine layers gold designs on top of black mesh garments. She also used checkered patterns, luxurious gold details, and kept to a gold/black/red palette. Because of the way the shapes fit the models, they transformed them into different people was magical to watch. Therefore, they delicately walked the runway as viewers photographed. Njoo also used caged dresses which created a modern, take on the dresses of the 1800’s. Personally, I love when designers take inspiration from older styles and make them glamorously new.
Barli Asmara used gorgeous white, floral designs for a clean and crisp spring collection. All of these designs were truly breath taking and such an honor to see walk down the runway, in person. Consequently, any of Asmara’s designs would be perfect for a wedding, or summer event. Let me know your favorite look in the comments!
The other designers held equally interesting designs, with use of the custom Indonesian head coverings. Other designers used a mix of plain prints with bold colors.
I cannot wait to visit more Fashion Week events! I loved the adventure in New York and feel truly blessed to be a part of this industry. Follow my Instagram for more frequent updates! For more of my personal show reviews on SS18 looks, visit AutumnWhewell.com and visit the NYFW First Stage website.