If there’s one thing Indonesia fashion week is in no shortage of, it’s bling. But Yosafat Dwi Kurniawan, showing his collection on Day 2 of IFW, applied it with a fresh subtlty. A sheer blouse gemmed with silver opened the show, tucked into a beige tailored skirt. Later, the same embelishment found its way onto a sheer skirt peeking out from beneath a leather bodice, off-shouldered at the top and completed by a crisp white collar. Yosafat explains to me, later, that the emblishments are hand-sewn crystals – deliberately kept to a geometric pattern both in line with his trademark style and to bring the Indonesian love of embelishment into the cleanness of the modern day.
The rest of Yosafat’s collection is light on the shiny details, instead focusing on tailoring with structured frills in contrasted tones. Yusofat admits that he’s a little daunted by colour (a trepidation not many Indonesian designers seem to share) but moving on from his previous all-black collection, his latest offering warms up to soft beiges and greys in a subtle way, with the peek-a-boo pops of orange providing a wearable burst of energy.
A young designer to watch, you can see all of the Yosafat Dwi Kurniawan autumn (fall) / winter 2012 collection by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the collection.