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Jakarta Post

Fewer frills & ruffles: JFW expands fashion trends to New Year

  • Tertiani ZB Simanjuntak


Jakarta   /   Sat, January 9 2021   /  01:00 am
Into the future: A model sports a structured face shield made of crinoline and designed by renowned accessories designer Rinaldy A. Yunardi. (Courtesy of JFW 2021/-)

Sixty-something fashion designers and labels have put on display their latest works at Jakarta Fashion Week 2021, sharing some common traits in the looks they offered for the New Year. There were no breakthrough or definite major trendsetters. Instead, the designers carried over trends from people’s newly adopted lifestyles onto the runway with more options for the fashion-conscious crowd to choose from. Aired virtually, the 16 runway shows’ underlying message was about moving on from the comfortable house dresses and bike shorts that have brought us joy during the lockdown. However, loungewear and activewear still dominated the 2021 catalogue, which includes sweats and pants, hoodie shirts and two-piece outfits fit for sleepwear. Yet there were some looks that could be seen as hints of which future trends are on their way, if not already here to stay. Mix and ...