Indonesia Fashion Forward #JFW18

Indonesia Fashion Forward (IFF) is a supporting program which is part of Jakarta Fashion Week to hook up young talented local designer in fashion industry and bring it to the world market. It's 6th generation already since its debut on 2012. I looked at their 2nd show and found out the new aspiration on it!

Rani Hatta
Rani Hatta label is focused on sporty luxurious. I love the way she made a creative concept like "Detention Room" for school looks. Inspired by Rockstar Games (2006), it consists of many different characters of high school models from the nerdy, sporty, decisive, narcissistic, rascal, to the sleepy guy whom we'll always find in class. They are just too cool for school!

The brand's name already tell everything, the looks are about Japanese ready to wear inspiration. Bring the "MOON" showcased as their latest preview. They are more formal attire for the taste of freedom in expression and art, with clean finishing.

Danjyo Hiyoji
The edgy cutting. Versatile with spring-sneakers. I often heard about this brand before, they always have something new and fresh to show off whether in men's and women's section through every campaign. The latest collection is "GEMINI 2017" where each article have another different options. Bold in orange that is the new black. Designed by duo Dana Maulana and Liza Mashita, two faces behind Danjyo Hiyoji clothing brand. Stunning pieces are available to order now.

Fashion Highlight
I captured some inspiration that amazed me on the runway... Fringe and spring-sneakers are exactly the highlight!

LAKME Trend Gala 2017

This annual event was held by Lakme Absolute Reinvent in partnership with Fimela comes with the theme:
October 18, 2017
at Ritz Carlton Ballroom, Pacific Place Jakarta

The runway show featuring four emerging Indonesian designers:
- Kraton Auguste Soesastro
- Mel Ahyar
- Sapto Djojokartiko
- Toton

The big four designer of the most fashion forward in the industry. I love when fashion and beauty met, make a powerful collaboration.

I blame myself came late to the show and missed a lot of incredible presentation from Kraton. I just came when Mel Ahyar Couture performing their collections. He engage the audience to enter the botanical garden as blows in his creative mind, to escape from worldly distress into the realm of fantasy. Flower power beyond imagination is totally a thing! Featuring the top fashion bloggers and influencers like Anastasia Siantar, Tyna Kanna Mirdad, Caca Tengker, and Linda Kayhz.  It was almost the end of the show when I just realize the magical for a split second.

Sapto Djojokartiko shows their latest work, dominated with elegance embroidery and glamour metallic all the way. The colorful see through couture designs which is envisages the lady on her quest of spiritual notions about universe and her existence. It was a brand new look with the fresh and colorful details for SS18 that never seen in any Sapto's collections before.

Then Toton follows the wonderful performance, supported by international and local models, indulged with amazing 3D effects, succeed to amazed the crowd that night. A blend of contemporary and heritage creation always makes me feel like I'm time traveling to someplace between modern fairy-tales and outer space from beginning till the end. What we got from this show is the brand trying to say something about social issues that's happening lately in our culture.

Grand Finale Show
They bring the fabulous Lakme ambassador, one and only Agnes Monica, proudly walk on the runway to end the night just before grand finale show when all models and designers do the parade.

Overall, the show was superb from the fashion geniuses! Every designer stood out with his unique vision. I enjoy the fantastic look how each model bring to showcase the brand by their own signature style. Completed with unbeatable makeup from lightweight and glowing to bold and dramatic trend by Lakme Absolute, they rock the runway.

...and let the after party started!

The second glass of wine and still standing!

Come with my brother from

Synchronize Fest 2017

This is my first music festival in town. As their tagline "It's not just a festival, it's a movement", #SynchronizeFest17 was totally amazing. A little regret because we can't attend on Day 2 because of family event. But believe me, the three days full of music, party peoples, and insanity were go on and on. Can't believe we survived although kinda tiring on the last day.

It was a festival for all the senses, all music genres are here from pop, ska, reggae, classic, indie, rock, folks, until electronic dance. So different from what we normally see at other concerts, music festival is the best reason to discover some new, there are so many awesome talents out there. Listen to some of the bands on the lineup that we never heard of before. We never know who else musician or what music genre that we will love!


He seem so bold at stage, make us want to watch him. I enjoy every performance on Day 1, even though the artists are not my priority. Tulus is one of the singer who had the strong lyric, very poetic and gentle to motivate. He was also very humble and modest with generated fashion like everyday clothes. I like his personality as well.

No doubt, this band is the idol of today's millenial generation. I wasn't included of course, but I enjoy every songs because the musics are easy listening and related to daily romance. The artist also very attractive and good looking, so I can't keep my eyes off of them.

My favorite ska band since elementary school! The reason why I came to the festival was to watch their performance. Can't believe they just celebrate their 22nd anniversary last month, they seem so young and lively, but still the same as I saw them on TV when I was kid.
Listening to their song again makes me feel nostalgic. I love listening their music because they have special instrument in it, that's trombone and saxophone! The crowd also very fun, the most energetic and powerful crowd we have ever encountered. X-friends they called their fans. A simple act like sharing mineral water from the stage to the front row X-friends makes me feel the intimate between the artist and fans. We dance and sing along together on every single song from beginning to the end.

It can boost my first impression when we arrived in front of stage and see the respectful crowds of SID. Maybe tired or whatever, they just sit down and listening the performance in order. The vocalist didn't forget warning us to stay safe when running home late night before the last song. I amazed when he say that to show his care to their fans.


Another reason why I attend on day 3. This band is my favorite, even before I listened to their hits. The only local band I know each personnel's name completely. Maybe I just love their sense of humor, all personnel can make you laugh. A lot of years already, their personnel have been reduced, some decided to out of band, but their old songs are still in my playlist in 2017!

Another favorite line up, who doesn't love them?!
Kahitna is the real romantic boyband, the boys next door that still exist. Their song lyric and tones also so hypnotized, I feel like really in a city but mentally in the clouds! Hahaha. Unfortunately we can't see their completed performance from the beginning, because of not a great timing. Can't decided which one to choose between Club 80's or Kahitna actually, but we choose Club 80's first because Kahitna have a long live journey and there will be another upcoming projects to watch, but maybe not for Club 80's.
Watching a little bit performance are enough to treat our longing to them because they were performing the best!

Call me just following the hype nowadays. Folks music isn't my cup of tea of music actually. I try to listen and understand the deep meanings, but still I can't falling in love with the songs and the band also. They sing some of their hits, and I don't know anything. I have no idea why I keep watching their performance to be honest, but I've been stuck among the human crowd. I'm really sorry, but they do the great performance.

This band was not on top of our priority at first, we watched 'em just for waiting the interval between another our favorite lineups...and who knows? We falling in love with the band! And the music definitely.
I know their song for years, and never dreaming to watch their performance someday. I keep on watching because their band name is so popular and productive until this day, but the vocalist, David Bayu...seem so hot day by day. They announced that will be releasing a new album the next few months, their new single was played on the stage too that night. Aaaak can't move on from David's charm!

As everybody knows, SLANKERS are real fans. Never know their performance before, but it's quite brilliant, full of energy and crowd. I just saw them for a little while, maybe 1 or 2 songs of pop-rock music.
Kaka as vocalist say something great to appreciate their fans,
"Compared to unnecessary awards, better be awaited by all of you guys until this late night hour..."
The euphoria was real, but I have to leave quickly because I need to watch my fave lineup on another stage next to.

Always love Glenn's voice since his debut in 90's. He ended up the festival fantastically that night. Although he had the same timing with fabulous pop-rock band, Slank, but the crowd also lively to the fullest.
"Being in the same event and perform next to my amazing brothers' (SLANK) stage is a blessing to me. Let's we sing along together..."
- Glenn Fredly

"Ku tak bisa....
Jauh... Darimu...."

Then the Glenn's audience continue to sang a piece of lyric from Slank's hits guided by Glenn himself.
At the moment we realize that music is all about respect. Two different genre and style combined as one to end the weekend. I believe that other audience feel very satisfied and maybe it will be a memorable festival for them same as the way I feel.

Met my old buddy @celliaelisabeth between the crowd!
It's like find a diamond in a hopeless place, aaakk I was so excited...

I think that's what music festivals are for. It's for the music lovers who aren't afraid to still let their inner kid shine. It's to entertain the thirsty souls in a city like Jakarta. Overall, the music made it well worth those long lines to the food trucks and sticky crowds. We plopped down to every grassy dance floor and shouted to favorite singles. 
Still can't move on and will never be! See ya next year...