Fashion from Jakarta

I have been always fascinated by the veil used in the Muslim culture, as I consider it an expression of femininity and elegance.
Despite the negative attributes that reference an archaic and oppressive society, I like to grasp more poetic aspects, related to the mystery and a to refined image of the woman.

The Jakarta Fashion Week (the largest fashion event in the Southeast Asia region) this year has featured 240 Indonesian designers/labels including those specializing in Moslem wear.
So I would like to bring under your attention the work of Dian Pelangi and Nur Zahra.

Dian Pelangi’s collection is a gorgeous explosion of colours and layering, that seems to me a fanciful desert explorer. Nur Zahra outfits look more traditional, bringing us back to the rural origins of the dress through a sweet and bucolic figure. Both the brands remind me the work of the Italian designer Antonio Marras, master in bringing into fashion the deep roots of his homeland, through meticulous research and high artistic expression.

Dian Pelangi

Nur Zahra



1 Comment

  1. February 20, 2014 at 7:58 pm · Reply

    In every single tradition and culture, there is a idea of “appropriate dress.” Inside the west we have dress codes at restaurants, there is business enterprise attire, casual clothes, formal put on and so forth. Inside the Islamic tradition, 1 vital principle with regards to dress is the fact that it not be indecent. Muslim males possess a responsibility to dress modestly just as a great deal as Muslim lady. The truth is, “modesty” isn’t limited to clothing either. Muslim men are obligated to treat women with respect, dignity and honor. Ogling or leering at girls is forbidden. Inappropriate touching or remarks are also forbidden. Making a lady really feel that she is being objectified or harassed in any way is not only against Islamic principles and values, it truly is considered a critical character flaw.

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