FIVE DAYS OF MENSWEAR

PLAZA IN­DONE­SIA MEN’S FASH­ION WEEK RE­TURNS WITH FIVE DAYS OF EX­CLU­SIVE SHOWS FEA­TUR­ING THE BEST MENSWEAR OF­FER­INGS IN THE COUN­TRY

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Last Septem­ber, Plaza In­done­sia pre­sented the ninth edi­tion of their an­nual Men’s Fash­ion Week—and it turned out to be the best one yet. Nine­teen brands joined in the five-day fash­ion fes­ti­val, from top In­done­sian la­bels such as (X) S.M.L and All the things ive done to no­table in­ter­na­tional names like Diesel and Marks & Spencer. Even if the num­ber of par­tic­i­pants were less than what we saw last year, it was still a grand event.

Day One: Batik

batik was the com­mon theme of day one, with Alleira batik and Malaysian de­signer Michael ong’s col­lab­o­ra­tive col­lec­tion open­ing the event. up­dated ac­cul­tur­a­tion was ev­i­dent as the tra­di­tional and time­less pat­terns were ap­plied into ob­scurely trendy streetwear. Street-comfy sil­hou­ettes filled with track­tops, hood­ies, over­alls, jog­ging pants and even a box­ing robe looked im­pres­sively seam­less.

Day Two: Rain and Col­ors

bri­tish ready to wear spe­cial­ists Marks & Spencer opened the sec­ond day. coats, jack­ets, sweaters and suits in somber tones were pa­raded on the run­way. These con­trasted nicely to the trop­i­cal pat­terned shirt and a num­ber of play­ful hats like fe­dora that fol­lowed. An­other sur­prise was when the brand showed a se­ries of color­ful parkas, invit­ing the crowd to em­brace the fall-slash-mon-soon rains like true Lon­don­ers.

canali came next, and just like that we were trans­ported to Italy. Slim fit jack­ets of var­i­ous col­ors, ma­te­ri­als and styles that are both sea­son-ap­pro­pri­ate and sharp look­ing were our def­i­nite fa­vorite. blue dom­i­nated the col­lec­tion, but nearly all shades of the color were in play. We saw a bright blue suit, navy blaz­ers and a smokey blue sweater to name a few.

The last show of the day was a combo breaker as Diesel blasted its much-awaited pre­sen­ta­tion. over­sized and color­ful puffed jack­ets, coats and vests, com­bined with cool pieces like Asian­in­spired em­broi­dered var­sity jack­ets, div­ing sneak­ers and one of our fa­vorites of the night: the shop­per bag.

Day Three: Mashups

Like the pre­vi­ous days, we got to see all kinds of shows here, start­ing with Pa­trick owen’s ex­per­i­men­tal creations. ro­coco Store was next and they came out full force with a theme that trans­lates well to the sea­son. Swing­ing with a show ti­tled “The com­muter,” the men’s spe­cialty store pre­sented var­i­ous ur­ban looks with a heavy dose of sea­sonal out­ers like mil­i­tary jack­ets, track­tops, tweed blaz­ers, even denim, wool sweaters and leather bik­ing jack­ets.

The last show of the night, Antony Mo­rato, em­braced the sea­son with a more trop­i­cal and play­ful ap­proach. t-shirts, jog­ging pants, hats even box­ers were thrown ca­su­ally with hood­ies, sweaters and bomber jack­ets. The crowd cer­tainly ap­pre­ci­ated the brand’s de­ci­sion to bring back some clas­sic fa­vorites like camo, vi­sor hats and mo­tor­cy­cle gloves. It cer­tainly helped that the pieces were pre­sented by no­table in­flu­encers.

Day Four: Brit Style

We’ve only man­aged to catch ted baker’s show on the fourth night. keep­ing to what what they do best, which is bring­ing out the es­sen­tial gen­tle­man, the bri­tish house showed that the per­fect com­bi­na­tion doesn’t just ex­ist, but that there are many of them. to that end ted baker brought forth an ar­ray of flaw­less mixes and matches in­cor­po­rat­ing jack­ets, shirts, clas­sic po­los and pat­terned tops with chi­nos and tai­lored trousers. These looks were com­pleted by var­i­ous belts, bags and footwear pieces. This was cer­tainly one of the most mod­est but classy shows of the week.

Day Five: The Fi­nale

As al­ways, Plaza In­done­sia Men’s Fash­ion Week ended with a cu­rated clos­ing night, this time show­cas­ing the theme “Denim cul­ture,” spon­sored by Lee cooper. The English jeans mak­ers do­nated more than 600 me­ters of re­cy­cled denim to be used by all par­tic­i­pat­ing de­sign­ers of the night.

our fa­vorite of the night, All the things ive done fol­lowed next. The Surabaya-based la­bel made a rein­ter­pre­ta­tion of the fab­ric, cre­at­ing unique pieces such as over­alls, over­sized post­man bags and a cape that def­i­nitely grabbed our at­ten­tion.

Plaza In­done­sia Men’s Fash­ion Week ended with a spec­tac­u­lar show­case by Dan­jyo hiy­oji. The fun pre­sen­ta­tion brought out so many in­ter­est­ing things we don’t even know where to start. From the color­ful graf­fiti-es­que mon­sters plas­tered nearly ev­ery­where, the creative ur­ban cuts, to the bizarrely en­tic­ing ac­ces­sories. It was cer­tainly a fit­ting fi­nale to such a grand event.

“As al­ways, Plaza In­done­sia Men’s Fash­ion Week ended with a cu­rated clos­ing night, this time show­cas­ing the theme Denim Cul­ture, spon­sored by Lee Cooper”

Run­way looks from Dan­jyo Hiy­oji, Ted Baker, Canali, Ro­coco Storeop­po­site page The fi­nal run­way setup at Plaza In­done­sia Men’s Fash­ion Week

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