The Spring/Summer 2019 Indonesian Diversity collective runway show revealed stunning collections by three labels, Vivi Zubedi, Suedeson, and Coreta Louise, with the common goal of driving awareness to the artisan fashion culture of their home, Indonesia. To set the mood traditional Indonesian dancers reeled audience members in followed by stunning runway pieces from hijabs, to couture pieces, and highlighting Indonesian batik style.
A veteran to NYFW, VIVI ZUBEDI presented its ready-to-wear work themed Marrakech this season. Inspired by the beauty of the city of Marrakech, Vivi poured her idea into cross-cultural dressing, which combines the elements of the beauty of the city of Marrakech with the uniqueness of wayang silhouettes originating from Indonesia into print through floral touches and summer colors. “It is our mission to become a worldwide affordable luxury brand in modest fashion and lifestyle collection in order to fulfill our customer needs with passion and commitment,” said Vivi Zubedi, CEO and designer of VIVI ZUBEDI.
Suedeson by Kimberly Tandra
Suedeson wanted to showcase divergence into the world of couture with the SS19 collection, “Nucleus”. Designer Kimberly Tandra chose this name of the collection because her inspiration for each piece she creates comes from her personal, core experiences. Nucleus showed a diversion of cultures and races with a mixture of leather details, delicate yet bold headpieces, batik, oversized bell sleeves, and also intricate hand sewn details. Leather garment like jackets showed harmony through the combination of materials with silk, cotton, and organza in black, red, and beige hues.
Coreta Louise’s SS19 collection, “Tropical Haven”, showcased how beautiful Indonesian batik can be translated into edgy, wearable style. Hand painted silk can be worn in metropolitan life and influence modern women with the natural color range and traditional pattern while looking gorgeous on everyday and comfort fashion pieces. Stunning hand-woven silk, taffeta, and organza went down the runway in glam gold, maroon, terracotta, and midnight blue tones and innovative silhouettes with mock necklines, wrapped kimonos, and off the shoulder gowns. With her collection, the designer hoped that the American fashion industry would recognize Indonesia for its traditional, beautiful batik patters but also for the country’s ability to modernize their heritage and culture in a unique way through fashion.
Notable attendees of the Indonesian Diversity runway show included Derek Warburton (Celebrity Stylist), Rydel Lynch (Singer, R5), Rocky Lynch (Member of R5), and Allison Holker (ABC’s Dancing with the Stars).