Commemorating 31 years of his career in the fashion industry, Biyan Wanaatmadja once again presented an astonishing show that should serve as a barometer of the creative industries in Indonesia. This time “Seruni” was named as a major theme for his Spring/Summer 2015 collection. Began in chrysanthemum symbolizes, which believed in Asia as a symbol of life, immortality, the spirit becomes the basis of creative idea behind this collection which inspired by a mixture of Japanese art and culture in contrast with tribal nuances of Sumba-Indonesia.
In this collection, Biyan re-open his design archives when he started his career, especially in absorbing the concept of transparency. The result is a reimplementation of different and fresh in the application of asymmetric layering technique that uses various types of texture fabrics resulting simple silhouette but unique. That can be seen on light kimono coat, flowing dresses in chrysanthemum floral print on silk fabric, tulle blouse and dresses with embroidery motifs of traditional kimono, coat and jacket with a tribal motif that is translated through a variety of fabric textures and embroideries into such a graceful and modern look.
Biyan always put women as a respectable figure. Women become inspiration, with full authority, independent, high-power work and have innate aesthetic sensitivity over him. Not surprisingly, “Seruni” is described as a contemporary female characters who are open-minded, global discourse, and as a symbol of that night. Outside of the major theme of the evening, there was something different from the show this time, not just everything felt melancholy, but the show was noticeably tranquil and away from the bustle of the industry. We can see the beauty of every appearance on the runway, everything is more personal, and not least, the show involving two humanitarian organisations; FAN Campus and Habitat of Humanity, which are considered important to the show that night was not only a time to celebrate, not only the time to be beautiful, but it is possible to use the time to care, just as Biyan said “It’s all about reflection.” (Text Teuku Ajie)
Catwalk photography Windy Sucipto