Entrigue Magazine December 2014 November 2012 - Page 54

The opening of the event on November 3rd featured creations of Sebastian Gunawan from Indonesia and Lie Sang Bong from South Korea. Sebastian Gunawan is one of Indonesia’s leading designers who have won various international recognitions including the ‘International Apparel Federation World Young Designer Award’ in Barcelona in 2004. Lie Sang Bong, who is now based in Paris, was crowned as ‘The Best Designer of the Year in 2009’ in Seoul and has been showing at Paris Fashion Week since 2002. Celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Beyonce, and Rihanna have been reported to have worn his creations. November 4th included the Indonesian edition of Grazia magazine featuring the show Grazia Glitz & Glam to showcase the fashion creations of local celebrities. Up and coming young designers of Thailand, Payapa and Paul Direk took their places on the runway. Other highlights included the Pia Alisjahbana Award, named after one of the founders of the Femina Group and patron saint of the Indonesian fashion and cultural scenes, to show appreciation for designers who are deemed to share her spirit and commitment toward the industry. Anne Avantie, an Indonesian designer who has revolutionized the traditional kebaya in opulent maximalist styling, closed the night. November 5th included the creations of young aspiring designers from various learning institutions in Jakarta, including those from LaSalle College International Jakarta, Raffles Institute of Higher Education, and Binus International. Batik label Parang Kencana also presented their collection. 54 Entrigue Magazine | November 2012