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Jakarta Post

Priyo Oktaviano : Totally into Fashion

  • Triwik Kurniasari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, December 11 2010   /  01:22 pm

JP/Triwik KurniasariSeven years after launching his Spous ready-to-wear clothing line, Priyo Oktaviano has made a name for himself in both the local and international fashion scene with his fabulous yet edgy creations, breathing fresh air into the Indonesian fashion industry.It was 1:15 pm and raining hard in the Lamandau area of South Jakarta where I had an appointment with the designer. But 15 minutes later, at the appointed time, the tall designer showed up at his fashion house’s front door with a big umbrella.Clad in a batik shirt and black pants, he welcomed me in his neat yet clean office. “I’m so sorry for keeping you waiting. I’ve been very busy over the last few months, preparing for so many shows, including Jakarta Fashion Week [JFW]. Tomorrow, I have to fly to Prague to showcase my designs there,” he told The Jakarta Post in a thick Javanese accent.During this y...