The Jakarta Post
Designer Tex Saverio showcased his Fall/Winter 2014 ready-to-wear collection with the touch of his couture style, 'Exoskeleton'.
The collection, which was featured at Paris Fashion Week in February, was revealed in his second exclusive trunk show at InterContinental Jakarta MidPlaza Hotel in Central Jakarta on Thursday.
'The Exoskeleton concept for the ready-to-wear collection is a way to expose what is within us through the pieces,' he said at a press conference.
Ten outfits from the collection were presented by the models, featuring combinations of black, gold, red and champagne in clothing made of silk, sateen, tulle, triacetate and leather.
'We also developed our own material; the texture is similar to silk, but it's not as fragile as silk,' said Tex.
Tex applied various techniques to make the ready-to-wear pieces, including a 3D printing system, laser cutting, and embroidery.
'The challenge is how to keep the 3D without losing the 2D impression,' he said.
One outfit on display was a knee-length dress with a decorative, laser-cut chain paired with a black, funnel-neck long-coat. A predominantly gold-shift dress and Swarovski crystal-encrusted laser-cut skirt that was combined with a laser-cut leather topcoat highlighted the edgy style in the collection.
Simple yet elegant outfits more appropriate for cold-weather like the one featuring a Exo bustier midi-dress, big wool scarf, high-waist skirt and a long sleeved knit top along with a striking, red laser-cut Exo cloak were also presented.
For Tex's evening gown series, the collection featured a double-tier busty gown, an Exo sleeveless wool-ball gown and a double-tier ball gown skirt that would definitely grab everyone's attention at a party.
During the trunk show, one of Tex's designs, the August Sleeveless Laser-hem Wool, was sold for US$11,000 through an auction. The proceeds will be donated to the Indonesia Pansophia Foundation to help build school facilities in poverty-ridden areas in South Tangerang, Banten and North Jakarta.
'This charity is very important for us to show our commitment to helping provide proper education for children from poor families,' Tex said.
Tex's designs have been worn by American celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lawrence.
Recently, he said he had also designed an outfit for Japanese singer Ayumi Hamasaki that was used in her latest music video, adding that he would design for other Asian celebrities.
'As we know, Asian countries are on the rise now and we're eying to dress more Asian celebrities while continuing to develop the ready-to-wear collection,' he said.
After the trunk show, Tex will leave for France to present his Spring/Summer collection at the Paris Fashion Week in September.
In addition to preparing for his upcoming show, Tex is also busy working on his solo fashion show, which is slated to take place next year in Jakarta.
'The discussion for my solo show has been going on since last year and we're currently talking about the concept. This is my first show and I don't want it to just be a fashion show; I want to go all out,' Tex said.
Photo courtesy of Tex Saverio