Today we are going back to my coverage of NYFW 16 again to talk about my absolute favorite fashion designer of the trip. I saw totally 12 designers when I was in NYC but I will only feature 5 of them. This is the 4th designer and the fifth and final post will be next Monday. You can read all my previous NYFW 16 posts here, here and here.
This was one of the designers that participated in the Pret A Porter show organized by Fashion Group. His name is Denny Wirawan and he is from Indonesia. I was invited to many shows but only had a very limited time. So I had to do my homework to decide which ones I really wanted to see. I was so excited after I visited his website and couldn’t wait to see this show.
I have to say overall in my time in the Big Apple I saw several hits, but there were also a few misses. Denny Wirawan’s show was a definite hit in my mind. I didn’t see anyone I liked better. The reason why I loved his designs so much? I guess because I was drawn to the Asian influence, with it’s bold and elegant patterns and prints. Uh, hello, I am Chinese after all! When I saw his designs walking down the runway, the first word that came to my mind, was ART. Yes, every single piece in his collection is a work of art. Each piece was carefully crafted with love for tradition and life. When a piece of clothing can hold so many meanings, it easily catches people’s eyes. What do you think? Are you seeing what I’m seeing?
Denny Wirawan may be new to a lot of Americans but he is a big deal in his native Indonesia. Denny has won several prestigious awards in the fashion world. He was a winner and favorite in Lomba Perancang Mode (Indonesian Fashion Designer Competition) held by Femina Group (one of the leading magazines in Indonesia). He earned his latest award from ASEAN Silk Competition in Bangkok, Thailand in 2011. Twice he was nominated as the Indonesian Designer of the Year held by NOKIA & A+ Magazine, and selected as one of the 5 Best Indonesian Fashion Designers by The Jakarta Post, Indonesia.
Thank you very much for reading and have a great day!
| Outfit Details |
Coat:: Old [ Similar here. ]
Pants:: Nordstrom Rack [Similar here.]
Sweater:: BCBG [Similar here.]
Booties:: Soft [ Similar here. ]
Bag:: Badgley Mischka [ Similar here. ]