Jakarta Fashion Week: Spotlight on Ina Thomas
November 9, 2010 Leave a comment
Jakarta Fashion Week kicked off this past Saturday night, and it promises to be a reflection of the cultural diversity of the region. From modern interpretations of the classic kebaya (the national dress of Indonesian women) and traditional Muslim attire to westernized casual wear, Jakarta’s runways will have it all.
Ina Thomas’s easy, breezy Spring/Summer 2011 collection was a marriage of the modern and the traditional. While Southeast Asian influences were clearly present in the silhouettes and the bold colors and patterns, the looks had a modern edge as well. Hardware and embellishments were used judiciously as a contrast to light-as-air fabrics for a slightly bohemian edge. Flowing, patterned silk jumpsuits in splashy brights (our favorites) were party ready with embellished necklines and waistbands. Evening wear was glamorous and current. An ethereal baby blue confection with studded waistband and shoulder straps was sophisticated and elegant with a beautifully flowing sheer tan overlay. A traditional floor-length, one-shouldered gown was updated with an unconventional halter strap that doubled as a necklace. And a royal blue embellished maxidress, beautifully finished with tiered ruffles, gave a sense of flowing movement. We love these original styles that are clearly inspired by Indonesian culture but which could be worn the world over.