Category Archives: Fashion

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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Missing the Magic of a Fashion Week

As you’re reading this column, Paris Fashion Week, the finale of the Main Four fashion weeks, is in full swing. Closer to home last weekend, the 4th annual Indonesia Fashion Week was also in its full swing. While the Main … Continue reading

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Archiving Our Vast Cultural Heritage for The World to See

“We’re very bad at archiving our work– myself included.” Senior fashion designer Didi Budiardjo said that to me when I paid homage to his exhibition at Museum Tekstil Jakarta recently. Fashion designers overseas are accustomed to present well-curated exhibitions at … Continue reading

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The Season of Giving… and Glam Garage Sale Hunting

“Jakarta garage sales, where you can buy secondhand designer handbags for a cool 3,500 US dollars.” An expat tweeted that last weekend, and I smiled. For the absurdity of it all, for the reality of it all. The term garage … Continue reading

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Footnotes from the Front Row: JFW 2015, Finale

We’re here. The finale. Can’t believe it’s been a week already. I started the last day of JFW 2015 by attending a new label Lekat’s maiden show on Jakarta Fashion Week. I’d recently become acquainted with the label and found … Continue reading

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Footnotes from the Front Row

Gorgeous coat, Lynda! Thanks! Want one? And to wear where, exactly? Back in London, of course. Well, at Camden maybe.   Dan was a British investment consultant I had to work with for a while recently. Coming for business for … Continue reading

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