The Year of Rooster

Welcoming The Year of Rooster means saying goodbye to my fire monkey year.
As an Indonesian born Chinese, I don't fully believe in Chinese zodiac, either its fortune or taboo things. But I respect it, and I read the horoscope book once in a while, although I never remember about what should I do and don't based on 'feng shui' experts prediction after I read it.

Chinese are very family oriented by culture. We're always taught to respect our parents first before hunting another "Ang Pao". Usually the younger visiting their older relatives, and the eldest one must be welcoming the guest by open house. I suppose this tradition has been familiar as normal practice that taught by among the tribes.

In my family, the tradition is still alive. Come to my grandma's house as the meeting point, then have a CNY eve dinner in a round table. The next day at the 1st day of Chinese Lunar always be the very noisy day. I can say that bringing all members of my crazy family together never be easy. Seeing they are already grow and older then watching them argue is super awesome. It's good to do it just once a year.

The Boys
The Girls

Sorry, it didn't seem like a normal family photograph. We will always have that, at least one trouble maker in every family... But I've tried my best to find the best one.
Happy Chinese New Year from The Hariono's!

Indonesia Fashion Week 2017: Celebrations of Culture

Got invitation to attend the most happening fashion event in town.

Indonesia Fashion Week 2017
February 1st-5th
at Jakarta Convention Center

It is an annual event, mostly celebrated a week every year, featured many local brands and a lot of designers from local and international and shown by professional models. The event is also a gathering for fashion enthusiasts.

During 5 days event, I can't present in every show, but I will show you the highlights on day 3 and day 5 #IFW2017

Day 3
Patrimonio featuring Darrabirra.
The Chronicle of Style featuring Tuneeca.

Patrimonio and Tuneeca are hijab brand from highly material standard. Both are classic and have their own way to present the brand.

Patrimonio bring the calmness and purity of hijab itself. Using the comfort material and soft color for Syari' women, especially for hijaber Moms and daughters.

Tuneeca has their signature to bringing hijab into different style. I like the way they bring hijab together hand in hand with cowgirl accessories. As their tagline: The Chronicle of Style, looks so stylish for any occasion.

Hanny Lovelly, Wid/Lid, Jeanny Ang, Gita Orlin, Harry Ibrahim, Susan Zuang, Anwar Dani, Chossy Lattu, Acak-Acak by Susan Budihardjo, Kanzi, Sugeng Waskito, and also designer from Italy and Kazakhtan.

Many young talented designers join this show, who are members of APPMI (Assosiasi Perancang Pengusaha Mode Indonesia) from many province in Indonesia.

The hijab designer, Hanny Alamsyah, show her work for Hanny Lovely hijab collection
The amazing Kelly Tandiono walk the runway wearing polka dot hoodie by Anwar Dani

Day 5
Warna Khatulistiwa
This show is brought to you by Warnatasku, a local bag label.

Anniesa Hasibuan, Bintang Mira, Chintami Atmanagara, Yunita Harun, Yulia Fandy, Chrisna Monica (India).

For those who didn't know that Chintami Atmanagara, a senior actress, do the fashion design now. She looks incredible in traditional dress, simply modern and chic, becoming a highlight with her work for oriental classic looks.
And another highlight of the show comes from Bollywood inspiration by Chrisna Monica

Models and designers parade for closing

The last day of the show always get funky as its finest. It means that Indonesia fashion industry is growing up rapidly in recent years.

Well said, by seeing batik, songket, and other traditional clothes presented in the world class event like this, I consider this as the achievement for our culture, and also as motivation for the industry in order to increase their material and design quality in the future. Always support our local culture! See you next year IFW!