Hold on to your haute couture, because the biggest Indonesian Fashion Show just rocked the boat -- literally! With host Vanny Tousignant, New York Indonesia Fashion Week 2023 took place on February 11th, on the Pier 36 NYC Timeless Cruise Ship, as one of the most unique experiences NYFW has seen yet.
One thing that really stood out about this show was its theme: modesty. But not to be confused, there was something for everyone! Indonesian fashion has really come a long way from its traditional woven roots, and today's designers are making waves with their unique blend of modern and traditional styles. In fact, they're taking the fashion world by storm.
It's no wonder, really. Indonesia is a country that's brimming with rich cultural heritage and diversity, and its fashion scene reflects that beautifully. From the vibrant textiles of Bali to the intricate hand-woven fabrics of Java, Indonesian fashion is a true celebration of the country's history and culture. And the fact that traditional techniques like batik and tenun are still being passed down from generation to generation only adds to the beauty of it all.
The designers featured in this show are truly a testament to the incredible talent coming out of Indonesia. With names like LM by Lina Marlina, Hanny Lovelly, and Chebes Couture, these fashionistas are making a name for themselves not just in their home country, but all over the world.
Full list of Designers featured: LM by Lina Marlina, Zuebarqa by Benz, Hanny Lovelly, Lady Dahlia, Dekranasda Bombana, Dekranasda Buton Tengah, Defrico Audy, Bagus Butik Indonesia, Fenta by Feny Ardian, Layka by Fitri, Dechantique by Ning Santoso, Yumnashiba, Anggodo, Chebes Couture.
And speaking of making a name for herself, let's talk about CEO Vanny Tousignant. This Indonesian native, who's been living in New York City for around 30 years, is the mastermind behind International Fashion and Arts Week. Her passion for fashion and art started at a young age, when she began creating and designing her own clothes. With influences from her sister, who designed bridal gowns, and her mother, who loves art and music, it's no wonder Vanny's designs have caught the attention of fashion magazines all over the world.
So, what's next for Indonesian fashion? With a growing number of talented designers and exciting new collections, the sky's the limit. I, for one, can't wait to see what comes down the runway next.