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Jakarta Post

'Dara' tells one woman's story in riveting fashion

  • Alvin Darlanika Soedarjo

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, April 20 2008   /  10:57 am

(JP/J. Adiguna) Fashion designer Musa Widyatmodjo believes fashion is like wearable art. His recent fashion show/dance performance, "Dara Fashion Performing Arts" told the story of a Minang woman who was in love with an ethnic Chinese man. Just like in real life, they faced the obstacle of cultures and norms in Indonesia when they decided to marry. Nonetheless, the show had a happy ending: the couple received the blessings of both sets of parents. But it was their wedding that intrigued the crowd. (JP/J. Adiguna) The couple celebrated the rich fashion heritage of each of their cultures. The groom wore a traditional Chinese wedding outfit; the bride wore a traditional West Sumatran outfit, complete with gold-laden head piece. Both outfits were heavy and intricately patterned. Minang-style dress had captivated Musa fr...