Andien Aisyah shares on being creative, confident and bold. Known to be as an artist, a mother and a wife, Andien Aisyah shares her story of the joy of being bold in womanhood that harmonizes with UNIQLO and Marimekko latest collaboration.
When the general public thinks of Andien Aisyah, they would recall her of her cradling singing career in the early 2000s, one of her hit songs Gemintang and overall catchy sing-along album over a decade we reminisce in our karaoke sessions. These days, many would recall her small energetic family, her passionate exercising, and her son, Kawa, whom netizens have fallen for his adorableness.
Andien Aisyah is a firecracker full of energy and positivity. She is one with color and character, one who discovers a creative spirit as an artist, a mother and a wife. To her, creativity has always been an important part of her. “Creativity comes in all forms and for me, you don’t have to follow the rules and conventions to be creative! As an artist, I’m always searching for ideas and ways to be creative but come to think of it, creativity is never far away. You just have to think beyond the familiar.”
One example of creativity Andien pointed out was with the clothes she wears. “Just imagine the clothes you wear. Most of the time by default you would pair a patterned top or bottom with something subtler. So I guess creativity is allowing your inner selves to present things differently than what you know. And that’s definitely the fun of it. I am definitely of those people to clash colors and patterns to my liking, every time!”
Similarly, we have seen these patterns translate into the clothes and designs of Japanese fashion giant UNIQLO and Finnish design house Marimekko’s latest collaboration. The nine-piece staple silhouettes the collection offers ranges from culottes, tops, slip-ons and colorful dresses. The elements and fusion of bright colors and clashes of patterns are punchy and relevant for creative women, making these pieces truly a work of art.
Creative process is all in Andien’s work of art as a singer and songwriter. “You see, my work has lately been about anything flowery and feeling very much alive. There’s always the feeling of being in love somewhere in my songs.”
“It goes without saying. So many social and cultural barriers may challenge a woman’s position and character. But being bold and confident are the kinds of characters that should come in full package to a women.” – Andien Aisyah
To Andien, finding time and space is what matters to open to new opportunities for creativity. “You cannot always rely on heartbreaks and wallow in self pity for creative work to happen. Sometimes, I would have to try to find my own time and space to contemplate, find ideas and inspiration. You need that kind of solitude once in a while.”
When it comes to family, we all know how warm the relationship is between Andien, Ippe and Kawa. “My family have been my biggest inspirations and this little family I have now, is what keeps me going.” With her son, Kawa, who just turned one year old, Andien realized how influential he has been throughout not only her life but also career.
“Known to be as the greatest multi-taskers there is, to me, women are the cornerstones to a family. We build homes, we breathe life, and we raise children and that’s what makes women wonderful as humans.” – Andien Aisyah
“As I read through posts and talk to people about motherhood, yes it’s true, motherhood changes you. Kawa has given me so much wisdom as a mother; I’ve become even more responsible of my own feelings with being around this small little person who is basically there 24/7 as a friend. That’s kind of the beauty of motherhood.”
When asked about confidence and boldness, Andien believes that womanhood comes in full package with these attributes. “It goes without saying. So many social and cultural barriers may challenge a woman’s position and character. But being bold and confident are the kinds of characters that should come in full package to a women.”
The bold colors, polka dots, colorful flowers and graphics are features that make UNIQLO and Marimekko’s collection extra bold and confident in every way. The collection is an embodiment of modern women, living a whimsical life filled with colors and energy, ready to take on their days confidently.
To Andien, womanhood is a very special role that one can possess in life. “Known to be as the greatest multi-taskers there is, to me, women are the cornerstones to a family. We build homes, we breathe life, and we raise children and that’s what makes women wonderful as humans.”
The bold and confident Andien knows that the latest collection from UNIQLO with Marimekko is a perfect embodiment of her personality. “I was really excited. This collection is a translation of me! Everything about it – the patterns, the pieces, and the colors – there’s me written all over it. I have been a big fan of both brands, so this newly-announced collaboration got me smiling from ear to ear!”
See the full collection of UNIQLO x Marimekko here
Talent Andien Aisyah wears all clothing UNIQLO x Marimekko
Text Beata Primana
Creative direction Melodya Lukita
Photography Poppie Mayiesky
Styling Dinta Jakile
Make-up Talia Subandrio