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Jakarta Post

Embracing diverse beauty in changing fashion

  • A. Kurniawan Ulung


Jakarta   /   Sat, April 21 2018   /  02:47 am

Musa Widyatmodjo (Courtesy of Musa Widyatmodjo)In the fashion world, beauty is a diverse concept, and its definition changes from time to time.

United Kingdom-based Italian academic, model and fashion activist Alessandra Lopez y Royo, who did research on contemporary Indonesian fashion and its impact on women, pointed out that today, the fashion industry around the world has taken steps toward inclusivity, representation and diversity.  

“Diversity in Indonesia is debated, but it seems to be more focused on the relationship between dress and faith, [revolving around] modest fashion. I have not really heard of body positivity, age issues or fashion in disability,” she said.  

She also opposed the idea that the ideal of beauty is a slim body, long hair and long legs.

“Because we are different, you cannot say that one size or one type of body is ...