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Notes from the Front Row of JFW2016

The weeklong brutality that is Jakarta Fashion Week (JFW) last week came to town. Yours truly, mere days after a bruising 10-day sojourn to Milan and Frankfurt, threw herself into the annual fete with much glee and abandon. Sustainability is the … Continue reading

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Footnotes from the Front Row: JFW 2016, Day 7

Are we really here already, at the closing of Jakarta Fashion Week 2016? I swear it’s just started, like, yesterday. As happens every year to journalists and fashion folks devoting themselves for the entire week, on the last leg of … Continue reading

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Footnotes from the Front Row: JFW 2016, Day 6

A global trend that has also found its way into the Indonesian fashion scene in the past year is capsule collection, where two creative and/or retail forces join heads in creating a limited edition collection for a particular season, and … Continue reading

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Footnotes from the Front Row: JFW 2016, Day 5

Almost in a blink, half of JFW 2016 is gone already. If it weren’t for my beat up legs and going-down-faster-than-the-ozone level of energy I wouldn’t believe myself that we’re on Day 5 by now. As it typically happens, the … Continue reading

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Footnotes from the Front Row: JFW 2016, Day 4

Year after year, one of the most coveted invitations during the Jakarta Fashion Week is the pass to Obin’s show. Always considered herself a fabric artist instead of a fashion designer, Obin would send her models dancing and sashaying on … Continue reading

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Footnotes from the Front Row: JFW 2016, Day 3

The issue of sustainable fashion, on the heel of the fast-growing fast and cheap fashion, took center stage yesterday. As someone who’s very concerned about the excess of fast fashion business model, discussed on my columns in The Jakarta Post … Continue reading

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Footnotes from the Front Row: JFW 2016, Day 2

Still reeling from watching 7 shows in a row on the Opening day, I dragged my sleepy head to a select few shows yesterday– some warranted a note here. Japan Fashion Week returns to Jakarta Fashion Week, this year through … Continue reading

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Footnotes from the Front Row: JFW 2016, Day 1

As the weeklong annual brutality that is Jakarta Fashion Week kicked in yesterday, yours truly is back with her daily footnotes from the front row. Just as last year, these daily notes will cover particular shows I attend on the … Continue reading

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Sassy Fashion Beyond Spirited Football

Whenever the word ‘Spain’ pops out, things that typically come to the Indonesian people’s minds are football, bullfight, and flamenco. Some devout Muslims may say something about the 700-year reign of Arabic rulers over Andalusia. The foodies might mention paella … Continue reading

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The Supermarketization and Supersizing of Things

As I live in the vicinity of Japanese expatriates and general clotheshorses, I’d been hearing for a while that a certain famed clothing retailer was coming to conquer Jakarta by way of the city’s newer shopping mall. So, of course, … Continue reading

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