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Ivan Gunawan romanticizes nostalgia for Idul Fitri

  • Josa Lukman

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, May 18 2019   /  02:33 am

Bohemian: Silhouettes are kept simple and loose to adhere to the modest Muslim market.In his Idul Fitri collection, designer Ivan Gunawan reminisces on his trips to Europe and pays tribute to Chanel’s late creative director Karl Lagerfeld.The fashion industry’s obsession with seasonal cycles feels like a relic with the advent of fast fashion, especially in perpetually humid Indonesia.With fast fashion’s cheap offerings popping up everywhere, one would understandably long for the days where clothing was built to last, standing strong against the ravages of time and trend.Designer Ivan Gunawan knows this well, but he is tackling another sense of nostalgia for a hip Idul Fitri collection.Seeing red: The presentation showcased a total of 120 looks across two brands.Simply titled “Nostalgia”, Ivan’s latest collection covers two of his diffusion lines — the Mandjha Hijab and mens...