18.11.11


Pouring monochromatic colour palette in his showcase in Jakarta Fashion Week 2012, Yosafat Dwi Kurniawan feasts the fashionista with black dominating the stage. He partners with Nokia this year, mentioned that he was inspired by the simple yet innovative design of Nokia N9 (this is NOT a sponsored post, really—although I checked out the phone by myself and found some interesting sleek design in it J ).

The Dichotomy theme which means separation of two distinguished featured elements is translated in richness of texture he uses. The dominancy of black does neither bore the eyes nor look stiff on the models. From pencil skirts to pants, see-through tops to see-through peplum, the designer attempts to bring out edged sophistication. 

Please excuse my lousy blurry picts, here are the best I could shoot with my bloody compact cam. Crossing fingers to grab better cam though.


From tulle, velvet, jersey, and leather, each fabric shares equal spotlight. The surprise for me are this knitted top that looks sexy and comfy, and the see through pocket that reminds me of Alexander Wang SS2012. The whole collection is neatly prepared, I have to say although there are some pieces I am not really into...
The jacket on the first and third picture feel a little bit too costume-y for me, don't they remind you of flight attendant-slash-marching band girls? And the jacket in the middle reminds me of vampire, which means it will be worn only on Halloween (sorry!). Nevertheless, the whole collection signals me that Yosafat is one young designer to be anticipated for--I'm really looking forward for his next move and I wish him all the best!

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