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Jakarta Post

Tex Saverio: Building a fashion empire

  • Andreas D. Arditya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, March 17 2013   /  09:51 am

(JP/Andreas D. Arditya)Looking like a character straight out of a manga comic, couture designer Tex Saverio seems to be out of place in Jakarta.

Clad in a black suit, his jet-black straight hair reaches his shoulder as bangs descend to his eyes from his right-side parting. His dark brown eyes are lined with a black dash, while his face is sleek and his complexion fair.

Tex Saverio is a name not easily spelled by many Indonesians, let alone pronounced.  

ā€œIā€™m Jakartan born and bred, a totally local product. Peculiar as it is, Tex Saverio is my real name,ā€ he said with a smile as he sat in a chic bistro in South Jakarta recently.

The 28-year-old designer was still excited after US television personality Kim Kardashian wore a dress he designed for a photo shoot in early February. The shoot was said to be used in the March edition of US Elle magazine.<...