Changes on the run­way

Prestige Indonesia - - Editor's Letter -

TIMES ARE CHANG­ING in the fash­ion busi­ness. Some ma­jor houses, like Burberry and Marc Ja­cobs, have de­cided to com­bine their women’s and men’s shows. Oth­ers, such as Ralph Lau­ren, Tommy Hil­figer and Michael Kors, are ap­ply­ing the “see- now, buynow” con­cept to their sea­sonal pre­sen­ta­tions. Mean­while, some im­por­tant fash­ion de­sign­ers are ques­tion­ing the whole no­tion of ex­pen­sive run­way shows.

How the in­dus­try will de­velop in fu­ture as on­line mar­ket­ing be­comes more preva­lent is some­thing Se­bas­tian Gunawan is pon­der­ing. But for the time be­ing, the mae­stro of In­done­sian glam­our is con­tin­u­ing to stage two shows each year – one for his cou­ture line, an­other for his ready-to-wear la­bel.

Didi Budiardjo is on the same page. Af­ter stag­ing a three-part epic show to cel­e­brate his 25 years in fash­ion two years ago, the quirky de­signer is pre­par­ing a col­lec­tive show with the In­done­sian Fash­ion De­signer Coun­cil (IPMI) this year and a solo show next year.

Mean­while, ac­ces­sories de­signer Rinaldy A. Yunardi, whose A- list clients in­clude the likes of Nicki Mi­naj and Katy Perry, will stage his first solo show in 12 years in De­cem­ber.

Also in this is­sue, we proudly present an ex­clu­sive in­ter­view with New York- based Phillip Lim, who has won Coun­cil of Fash­ion De­sign­ers of Amer­ica (CFDA) awards for menswear and womenswear. Thought­ful and some­times out­spo­ken, he re­veals that he thinks of him­self as “an evo­lu­tion­ary de­signer, not a rev­o­lu­tion­ary one”.

Cover girl Junita Liesar is re­garded as a fash­ion icon by her more than 200,000 fol­low­ers on In­sta­gram. They all want to know what this stun­ning, suc­cess­ful busi­ness­woman is wear­ing each day. She dis­cusses her dis­tinc­tive sense of style with us. Her ul­ti­mate fash­ion rule? Less is more.

There’s much more to en­joy in our an­nual Fash­ion Is­sue and I hope you find it all not just in­ter­est­ing, but in­spir­ing. For fresh up­dates on fash­ion and all things life­style, head over to www. pres­ti­geon­line.com/id each day. And please turn to page 208 for news of our fab­u­lous sub­scrip­tion of­fer.

Ron­ald Liem | PUB­LISHER / ED­I­TOR-IN-CHIEF |

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