For Biyan, it is a luxury in the city to be able to enjoy the green shady trees and gardens full of beautiful flowers, which provide sweet escapes and quick refreshments for body and soul.
The noted fashion designer brought the power of nature into dozens of his women’s wear collections, reviving the leafy and floral scenery spirit while simultaneously rekindling “green, green grass of home” nostalgic memories.
The green mood was pretty much reflected through the foyer and ballroom of Hotel Mulia Senayan Jakarta, which were decorated with real scented blossoms and plants.
The ambiance got stronger when the curtains on the main stage were drawn back, unveiling a greenhouse-like installation that along with various plants, marking the start of one of the much-anticipated annual fashion parades in town.
Biyan Wanaatmadja presents the power of nature into dozens of his latest women’s wear collections.
Indeed, Biyan’s latest collection once again shows the designer’s fashion versatility for his self-titled first line.
“Foliage” pretty much mirrors the Indonesian designer’s taste for vibrant prints, which expose various patterns, such as ferns and leaves, butterflies, garden scenery and floral geometrics, in the form of folkloric shirt dresses, slim pants, pretty blouses and flare dresses.
Set against light cotton and silk, paired with delicate French lace, tulle and dots tulle, satin organza, woven raffia, heavy taffeta and viscose gabardine, this time around Biyan presented something laid-back, roomy and comfortable.
Slim tops clashed with volume bottoms, boxy blousons combined with slim bottoms or boxy jackets with wide skirts.
Trendy peplum tops were all over the catwalk, teaming up with wide skirts, lantern shaped dresses, pleated skirts and slim fit pants.
Spreads of tiny blossoms were seen with superposition tulle embroidery resembling enchanting fields of flowers.
For those preferring something more simple, take the light kimono coat with a girly flare dress, a mix of top and palazzo trousers in classic black and white or an eyelet blouson with a circle skirt.
Floral and geometric ornaments were also transformed into eyelet embroidery, alluringly matched with bold prints.
“You can always mix and match it. You can wear it day and night, in or out of the office,” said Biyan of his latest work.
He toyed with details and embellishments like floral beadworks and 3D petals appliqué, vintage semi precious stones and Swarovski crystals, which added a sparkling effect on some items, from boxy jackets to skirts.
As for the color palette, Biyan still went for soft hues, ranging from tones of green leaves, celadon, sky blue, crème and pale old rose to grey, black, white and a splash of gold.
For evening occasions, super romantic long loose dresses with floral motifs are the highlight, mirroring an innocent and elegant mood.
The collection nicely comes together with accessories like chunky necklaces, beaded pouches and pointed-toe platform pump shoes.
Photos courtesy of Davy Linggar