Jakarta. Young Indonesian designer, Yogie Pratama unveiled his latest collection of elegant evening wear during the 11th edition of "Fashion Nation" at Senayan City in South Jakarta on Thursday (06/04).
Fashion Nation is an annual program organized by Senayan City shopping mall to support Indonesian fashion industries and to promote local designers to the wider public.
The collection themed "Scarlet" comprises of 15 evening gowns and jacket with meticulous handmade details. The gowns were embellished with intricate flower appliques and beaded with Swarovski crystals. Gowns with layers of pleats and beautiful embroidery flounced as the models walked through the catwalk.
"Scarlet is a brilliant red color. This year I delivered sexy, glamorous and see-through designs. All the silhouettes of the gowns were extremely fitted because I want to create something fresh and unique."
Yogie also paired the glamorous gowns with exaggerated head accessories. Big headbands with circle plates made from plastic that looked like pieces of twig, enhanced the beauty of the outfits.
Inspired by nature, culture and the objects that he sees everyday, Yogie said all of his collections have unique stories behind it.
"I am very conservative. Creating something beautiful and long lasting is very hard. To me, the stories will add more value to the dresses I made for the collection," he said.
It was a stark contrast from his previous collection, which had a muted color palette using tones of grey, rose-pink, and brown. This year, Yogie only used bright shades of red for his Scarlet collection.
"Red is such an elegant color for women, it represents boldness, femininity and power. I want to accentuate femininity and women's figures," he said.
In his newest collection, Yogie said he had the opportunity to collaborate with acclaimed Indonesian designer Rinaldy A. Yunardi.
"I learned a lot from [Rinaldy], he knows how to pair looks and he is good at cutting too."
This year is his second time for Yogi to be a part of "Fashion Nation," and he hopes that the event can be a place for him to promote his designs.
"I am hoping that I can continue to progress in the Indonesian fashion industry and create more collections in the future."