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Sapto Djojokartiko goes bold with Sriwijaya Kingdom-inspired collection

Jessicha Valentina
Jessicha Valentina

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Wed, March 27, 2019  /  12:36 pm
  • Sapto Djojokartiko's Fall/Winter 2019 collection features bold colors, including dark olive green and dark blue.

    Sapto Djojokartiko's Fall/Winter 2019 collection features bold colors, including dark olive green and dark blue. OF JP/Jessicha Valentina

    Sapto Djojokartiko's Fall/Winter 2019 collection features bold colors, including dark olive green and dark blue.

  • Sapto Djojokartiko steps out of his comfort zone for his Fall/Winter 2019 collection.

    Sapto Djojokartiko steps out of his comfort zone for his Fall/Winter 2019 collection. OF JP/Jessicha Valentina

    Sapto Djojokartiko steps out of his comfort zone for his Fall/Winter 2019 collection.

  • Fashion designer Sapto Djojokartiko is recognized for his choice of neutral colors.

    Fashion designer Sapto Djojokartiko is recognized for his choice of neutral colors. OF JP/Jessicha Valentina

    Fashion designer Sapto Djojokartiko is recognized for his choice of neutral colors.

  • Inspired by the Sriwijaya Kingdom, Sapto Djojokartiko's Fall/Winter 2019 collection is adorned with silver and gold thread embroideries and tiny pleats.

    Inspired by the Sriwijaya Kingdom, Sapto Djojokartiko's Fall/Winter 2019 collection is adorned with silver and gold thread embroideries and tiny pleats. OF JP/Jessicha Valentina

    Inspired by the Sriwijaya Kingdom, Sapto Djojokartiko's Fall/Winter 2019 collection is adorned with silver and gold thread embroideries and tiny pleats.

  • Sapto Djojokartiko's Fall/Winter 2019 fashion show kicks off with models wearing long puffy red dresses.

    Sapto Djojokartiko's Fall/Winter 2019 fashion show kicks off with models wearing long puffy red dresses. OF JP/Jessicha Valentina

    Sapto Djojokartiko's Fall/Winter 2019 fashion show kicks off with models wearing long puffy red dresses.

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Indonesian fashion designer Sapto Djojokartiko launched his Fall/Winter 2019 collection on Tuesday at Lucy in the Sky restaurant-slash-bar in the SCBD area, South Jakarta.

The show kicked off with models wearing long puffy red dresses, hinting that the Surakarta-born designer had stepped out of his comfort zone.

“All this time, our collection always featured neutral colors,” said Sapto after the show, referring to his previous collections that were usually dominated by white, grey or nudes.

“We had to do something out of our comfort zone, particularly in color choices,” he added, explaining his reasons to use bold colors in the collection.

After doing some research, Sapto decided to feature the Sailendra Dynasty, which according to Encyclopedia Britannica is a dynasty that flourished on Java for about 100 years starting in the year 750 and was marked by a cultural renaissance that also witnessed part of the construction of the Borobudur temple. The dynasty was also said to have ruled in Sumatra's Sriwijaya Kingdom and this is where Sapto found the regal inspiration.

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Nods to the Sriwijaya Kingdom appeared through dresses in bold colors such as dark olive and dark blue. These dramatic colors were adorned with intricate embroideries made from silver or gold threads and tiny pleats, resulting in sophisticated chic designs.

Sapto Djojokartiko Fall/Winter 2019 features 35 designs.

In addition to the bold colors, Sapto also returns with his signature styles, including transparent tulle in neutral colors.

The designer said that the collection was more festive, making it suitable for formal events. (mut)

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