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Dian Pelangi: In the arms of the rainbow

  • Niken Prathivi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, August 5 2012   /  06:57 am

Courtesy of Dian PelangiIndonesia has witnessed the birth of another young talented designer who draws inspiration from the colors of the rainbow.

She is known as Dian Pelangi (Pelangi means rainbow), but her real name is Dian Wahyu Utami and she’s just 21 years old. Despite her tender age, Dian has the demeanor of a mature person.

Her bright and expressive eyes when conversing about fashion and clothing designs are a true sign that she has a deep-rooted passion about her field.

“I actually have been very intimate with fashion since I was a little girl. And because I started to wear Muslim clothing since fifth grade, I think it was quite natural for me to do what I do now,” Dian said on the sidelines of the launch of her fashion book, titled Hijab Street Style: Dian Pelangi.

Palembang-born Dian says that her mother gave big support for her to become in...