Category: Fashion

Malaysian Design Stars Eja Shahril Bring Tun Teja Collection to Couture Fashion Week

Eja Shahril fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NYRising Malaysian design stars Eja and Shahril will present their latest collection entitled “Tun Teja” at Couture Fashion Week New York’s 26th season. Marking the label’s first appearance at the prestigious fashion week event, the highly anticipated fashion show will be held at 8:00 pm on Friday September 8, 2017 in the Broadway Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan in New York City.

In calling this collection “Tun Teja” the design team of Eja and Shahril are striving to represent the Muslim design community, modest fashion design and the country of Malaysia to the world. The two young designers are a married couple from Pahang, Kuala Lipis Pinang Island. Since the concept of modest fashion is not well-known in the western fashion industry, Eja and Shahril have made this collection with a wide appeal, modest yet suitable for all women. They have shown their designs at important fashion events including the International Indonesia Muslim Festival, Kuala Lumpur Islamic Fashion and many more international stages.

The theme of this collection, “Tun Teja,” is inspired by a famous heroine of Malaysian legend. With their showing in New York, Eja and Sharil hope to raise awareness of this Malaysia legend and to introduce the dignity and majesty of Muslim Fashion internationally. The show will include a special appearance by Mira Filzah, the famous Malaysian actress, model, host and entrepreneur. She is well-known in Malaysia for her roles in popular TV dramas including Dunia Lola and Cinta Si Wedding Planner, as well as the recent launch of her own brand of organic skin care products and her designs of shawls and hijabs. Mira was listed as one of the 100 Most Influential Young Entrepreneurs 2016 by Entrepreneur Insight, Malaysia, and currently has more than 2.2 million followers on Instagram.

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Katha Productions Presents LeViCo at Couture Fashion Week

LeViCo fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NYProminent Indonesian fashion brand JSL LeViCo will showcase a collection of handcrafted masterpiece designs during the next Couture Fashion Week New York. Presented by Katha Productions, the collection is entitled “The Secret Journey to East Nusa Tanggara.” The fashion show will be held at 4:00 pm on Sunday September 10, 2017 in the Broadway Ballroom at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, in New York City.

East Nusa Tenggara is located in Southeast Indonesia and consists of almost 600 beautiful and remote islands. The exquisite hand woven fabrics from the region feature a diverse array of colors, textures, embellishments and inspirations – from myths of the ancestors to animals, plants and other natural elements, as well as abstract designs.

Julie Sutrisno Laiskodat, designer and CEO of the House of LeViCo,  has devoted herself to the promotion of her tribe’s culture to help ensure their future in East Nusa Tenggara. She believes that women play invaluable roles, not only in molding families, but also in developing and improving society as a whole. The desiLeViCo fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NYgns for the collection “The Secret Journey to East Nusa Tanggara,” are made from the dreams of the women weavers for their children’s future.

The show director is Kanaya Tabitha, Director of Katha Productions. Ms. Tabitha is a fashion designer, social activist and founder of Rumah Pandai (“Covenant of Love”) Foundation. She formed the group to boost women’s empowerment in East Nusa Tenggara through the promotion of fabric weaving, arts and other crafts in cooperation with JSL LeViCo. Its mission is to help provide better education, life and opportunities for young women.

Rumah Pandai and the House of LeViCo have cooperated to form a weaving cooperative. Through this initiative, South Timor Tengah women are trained to produce high-quality woven fabrics. Faced with the challenges of sparse agricultural fields, limited income potential and an ongoing threat of wildlife damage to existing crops, the women’s weaving group sought opportunities to generate income and gain self-sufficiency. Lacking the necessary startup funding for a weaving center, they reached out to Rumah Pandai, and with the Foundation’s support, the Covenant of Love Weaving Centre was established. The Centre is now working to expand their projects, producing greater amounts of high-quality fashion items which appeal to the domestic and international fashion markets. The Centre has been working with the House of LeViCo for over 2 years, benefiting from the prestigious label’s experience in the fashion industry.

Through the support of Rumah Pandai and LeViCo, these extraordinarily gifted weavers are preserving their timeless traditions and cultural heritage, passing them on to the upcoming generations. LeViCo has presented its collections at prestigious fashion events including New York Fashion Week, Indonesia Fashion, Jakarta Fashion Week and more.

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Fashion and Art Come to Life in Designs by Erma Fatima

Erma Fatima fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NYTop Malaysian designer Erma Fatima will show her latest designs during Couture Fashion Week New York’s upcoming season. Marking the designer’s first appearance at the prestigious event, the fashion show will be held at 8:00 pm on Friday September 8, 2017 in the Broadway Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Times Square, in the heart of the Big Apple.

Erma Fatima began her career as an actress, and went on to become a movie director, script writer and producer. She has won several awards for Best Actress and Best Director. In 2015 she expanded her horizons and ventured into fashion design. Her undying passion for ‘ARTS’ drives her creative expression through her fashion line. Fashion is all about expressing and creating one’s identity. Seeing people decked out in her creations inspires Ms. Fatima to soar to ever greater heights. Her label, Mak Cun by Erma Fatima, is a manifestation of ‘ARTS’ in the form of fashion. Ms. Fatima’s concept of modest fashion is a combination of modern and traditional design. She started designing for herself and for fun, and now wants to share her collection with the world.

Erma Fatima’s concept of collection is traditional contemporary. She loves to include a traditional touch in her work combining modern and traditional fabrics into her line. Each piece has traditional feel that portrays her passion and classic expression in a form of modern ‘kebaya’.

Ms. Fatima has shown her beautiful creations at numerous important fashion events including Asian Islamic Fashion Week (Kuala Lumpur, 2016), Torino Fashion Week (Italy, 2017),  and at an upcoming event in Beverly Hills, CA in December 2017.

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Veronika Kopalova’s Latest Collection Inspired by Feminine Beauty

Veronika Kopalova fashion show Slovak Fashion Night at Couture Fashion Week NYRising Slovakian design star Veronika Kopalova will present her latest creations during the upcoming 26th season of Couture Fashion Week New York. Part of the 12th Annual Slovak Fashion Night, in partnership with CFW,  the fashion show will be held at 8 pm on Saturday September 9, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square, Manhattan, during the Fall 2017 New York Fashion Week.

Veronika Kopalova studied fashion design at West Bohemian University in the Czech Republic. The beauty of women has always been strong inspiration for her. Her recent accolades include receiving the award “The New Face of the Slovak Fashion Scene 2017″ during Bratislava Fashion Days, and participating in The International Fashion Competition Frankfurt “Style Award“, where she placed among the 20 best young fashion designers from all over the world. Ms. Kopalova’s collection also represented Slovakia during the prestigious International Fashion Night in Bratislava event in April 2017.

Ms. Kopalova’s newest collection to be shown in New York is called “How I feel it.” Models will be adorned with unique art jewelry by Kiss.

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CLICHÉ by Jelena Pirkmajer: Fashion for Stylish Trendsetters

Cliche by Jelena Pirkmajer fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NYFashion designer Jelena Pirkmajer will present her latest designs for her CLICHÉ label during the upcoming 26th season of Couture Fashion Week New York. Part of the 12th Annual Slovak Fashion Night, in partnership with CFW,  the fashion show will be held at 8 pm on Saturday September 9, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square, Manhattan, during the Fall 2017 New York Fashion Week.

Jelena Pirkmajer launched her label CLICHÉ in 1991, and opened the first eponymous concept boutique in Ljubljana in 1993, offering not only fashion and art pieces, but also accessories and creative design ideas. The designer was born in Ljubljana and studied in Ljubljana and London. Ms. Pirkmajer regularly exhibits her exciting collections and has established an enviable reputation through fashion showings at Milan, Paris, New York, and Tokyo fashion weeks. 

The CLICHÉ brand incorporates a strong sense of style and is intended for the trendsetting, fashion-savvy individual with a high FQ (Fashion intelligence Quotient). It is known especially for superior quality, innovative design and usability. The unique products are made with great care and devotion in Slovenia and the EU. The high-tech fabrics are both unique and timeless and can easily be mixed and matched with pieces from previous collections. CLICHÉ pieces of clothing enable the modern woman to reveal her fabulous true self. 

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Designers Yurita Puji and Agus Lahinta To Show at Couture Fashion Week NY

Yurita Puji and Agus Lahinta fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NYTop Indonesian fashion designers Yurita Puji and Agus Lahinta will present their latest creations at Couture Fashion Week New York’s 26th season. Marking the designers’ debut at the prestigious New York Fashion Week event, the runway show will be held at 6:00 pm on Sunday September 10, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, in the heart of the Big Apple.

Yurita Puji has dedicated her talent to help market Indonesian traditional fabrics through her design collections.  She launched her signature brand in 2009 and has done many fashion shows both in Indonesia and internationally, including New York Fashion Week in 2016.

This season at Couture Fashion Week, Ms. Puji will present her new collection featuring KARAWO, the ancient embroidery technique native to Gorontalo, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.  Karawo is one of the oldest Indonesian traditions, now slowly disappearing, with only a small number of women crafters working in it. Ms. Puji’s mission is to preserve this ancient tradition by using Karawo in her designs and marketing them in Indonesia, and now showing them to the world. Her efforts have a great positive effect not only in preserving this timeless practice and protecting the livelihoods of these talented Karawo artisans, but also in raising international consumer and trade awareness of these beautiful fabrics.

Ms. Puji has used other traditional Indonesian fabrics in her designs, including Ikat/Tenun from the East Nusa Tenggara region which she used in her creations shown in 2016 during New York Fashion Week to great critical acclaim. Ms. Puji’s designs are sold in Jakarta at Alun Alun Indonesia and at her workshop, Armoire Cabinet. She is active in the Indonesian Women’s Association of Entrepreneurs (IWAPI) and the Indonesian Designers Association (APPMI). Her collections will be available online for the US market at Gallery of Indonesia’s online shop by end of this year.

Agus Lahinta is a fashion designer and owner of the Rumah Karawo boutique in Gorontalo, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Launched in 2014, Mr. Lahinta’s business is dedicated to the preservation, promotion and use of Karawo, the ancient embroidery technique from Gorontalo. Mr. Lahinta is famous as the Karawo designer for men’s collections. He is dedicated and passionate in his work with Karawo artisans, creating distinctive menswear designs of the highest quality. He has received support from the Indonesian Central Bank in Gorontalo in his efforts to develop and promote Karawo nationally and internationally. He is a Young Entrepreneur member of the Central Bank of Indonesia (Bank Indonesia). Their mission is to boost the local economy by working with young entrepreneurs and preserve the local culture and traditions.

At Couture Fashion Week this season, Mr. Lahinta will show “Touch of Karawo” for men, an ethnic modern collection. He has presented his designs at many important fashion events, including Indonesia Fashion Week.

Yurita Puji and Agus Lahinta are currently working with Gallery of Indonesia as they enter the international market. The mission of Gallery of Indonesia is to promote Indonesian talent and products on the global stage. 2017 marks Gallery of Indonesia’s second year bringing top Indonesian talents to New York Fashion Week.

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Latest Collection by LeViCo Features Exquisite Masterpiece Fabrics

LeViCo fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NYProminent Indonesian fashion brand LeViCo will present a stunning collection of handcrafted masterpiece designs during the next Couture Fashion Week New York. The much-anticipated fashion show will be held at 4:00 pm on Sunday September 10, 2017 in the Broadway Ballroom at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, in New York City.

The creative and entrepreneurial force behind the LeViCo brand is founder and designer Julie S. Laiskodat. Launched in 2012, LeViCo is a showroom, boutique and fashion label focused on fostering and promoting the exquisite hand woven fabrics of the Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT) province of Indonesia to both the domestic and international markets. These beautiful fabrics are perfectly suited for use in fashion designs as well as interior design. They consist of a wide array of patterns, colors and textures. Each tribe (suku) creates fabrics with their own special techniques, meanings and symbolism inspired by the natural world including animals, elemental forces, Mother Earth, myths, social representations, cultural events and more.

Through the support of LeViCo, these extraordinarily gifted weavers are preserving their timeless traditions and cultural heritage, passing them on to the upcoming generations. LeViCo has presented its collections at prestigious fashion events including New York Fashion Week, Indonesia Fashion, Jakarta Fashion Week and more.

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Decy Ramona Presents Collection Inspired by South Sulawesi Tradition ‘BarreAllo’ at Couture Fashion Week NY

Tyramona by Decy Ramona fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NYEmerging Indonesian fashion designer Decy Ramona will unveil her latest collection entitled “BarreAllo” (Sunrise) for her TYRAMONA label during Couture Fashion Week New York’s upcoming 26th season. The fashion show will be held at 4:00 pm on Saturday September 9, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, New York City.

Decy Ramona, owner of TYRAMONA Indonesia, brings to life the splendor, tradition, heritage and pride of Indonesia’s South Sulawesi region. This area is world-renowned for its exquisite carvings and art featuring a delicate balance of strength and beauty. The richness of South Sulawesi’s weaving (tenun) is well-known, although few people think of South Sulawesi when they think of batik. The Toraja people of South Sulawesi use many symbols to represent their traditional life. A sunrise (“Barreallo” in their dialect) symbolizes bringing happiness and blessings to one’s life.

Through her designs, Decy Ramona embodies the deep essence of Indonesia’s rich traditions, bringing them to life in beautiful and practical apparel. TYRAMONA builds upon South Sulawesi’s heritage, blending its batik and cultural symbols with other fabrics, leather, and bright colors to create truly unique fashions.

Decy Ramona launched her fashion career in 2011 and has grown her business to include brands for women, men, and children. Her designs have enjoyed enormous success and TYRAMONA has rapidly grown from a single outlet in Jakarta to a combination of business owned/leased stores and placements now in more than 12 locations in Jakarta, Makassar, and Toraja.  Ms. Ramona has showcased her designs at the Rich Heritage of Indonesia Fashion Show in Amsterdam, Fashion World Tokyo, and Expose Asia in Kuala Lumpur, among others important fashion events.

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Let’s Travel Design to Show ‘Gaya Means Style” Collection at Couture Fashion Week NY

Let's Travel Design by Gitawidya Nurbidayah fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NY

Indonesian designer Gitawidya Nurbidayah will present the latest collection for her Let’s Travel Design brand during the 26th season of Couture Fashion Week New York. The runway show will be held at 6:00 pm on Saturday September 9, 2017 in the Broadway Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, at the “Crossroads of the World.”

Let’s Travel Design’s latest collection is entitled “GAYA means STYLE.” It features the style and the taste of modern modest fashion through a bright and intense color palette of blue, green, red and gold along with glamorous designs and ethnic Indonesian patterns. The collection is enhanced with embroidery, printing, stitching, and leather, and also includes beautiful handmade accessories such as  clutches and shoes fabricated by local craftspeople.

Gita launched her career in fashion in 2015 creating scarves and shawls. At the request of her growing clientele, she expanded her collections to include clothing. Let’s Travel Design is characterized by its own unique style that is simple and comfortable, with bold patterns and colors.

Let’s Travel Design fashions are available at its signature boutique in South Jakarta and at its boutique  at the Galeri Indonesia WOW, SMESCO Building in Jakarta. Gita’s savvy marketing strategies include allowing her millennial clients, and others, easy access to her collections through social media such as her personal Facebook, Facebook Fanpage and Instagram (@letstravel_design).

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Latest Collection by Malaysian Designer Sara Jamaludin Features Exquisite Songket Fabrics

Sara Jamaludin fashion show at Couture Fashion Week NYRising Malaysian design star Sara Jamaludin will make her debut at Couture Fashion Week New York with the presentation of her latest collection. Part of CFW’s 26th season, the fashion show will be held at 8:00 pm on Friday September 8, 2017 in the Broadway Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, 1605 Broadway, in the heart of the Big Apple.

Sara Jamaludin is a fashion graduate of University Teknologi Mara (UiTM). She launched her signature brand in 2011 and has been consistently building it ever since. In 2015 she opened her ‘Sara J’ boutique in TTDI Plaza, Kuala Lumpur. Sara J is a versatile label that includes modest wear, ready-to-wear, resort wear, bridal wear and demi couture. Sara J designs have been showcased at numerous  fashion shows locally and internationally since 2014. Sara Jamaludin aspires to take her brand to another level this year by participating in Couture Fashion Week New York. 

For the New York event, Sara J will present a special modernized collection featuring the traditional Songket fabrics of Malaysia. These exquisite and luxurious fabrics have traditionally been used in the finest fashion designs for special occasions, religious festivals, weddings and other social functions. Sara J has incorporated these beautiful fabrics into highly-wearable every day and demi couture designs.

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