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Indonesian Diversity Hits NYFW with Head Turning Designs

Left to Right: Dian Pelangi, Itang Yunasz, 2 Madison Avenue, Alleira Batik

Four dynamic Indonesian designers put a spin to FW19 at NYFW. The participating designers shown on the runway were Dian Pelangi, Alleira Batik, Itang Yunasz and 2 Madison Avenue.

The runway show commenced with the collection of Dian Pelangi titled “Social Love,” her interpretation on the “hype” of the fashionista on social media. Pelangi demonstrated that hijabi women can be cool, modern, and embrace street style.

“Women rocking a hijab should still be able to represent the modern, dynamic, and sporty street style typical of Manhattan.” quipped Pelangi backstage before the show.

Each look had layered dresses and coats cinched at the waist over pants, obstructing the mainstream vision of femininity; integrating tones of pink, black, and yellow. Accessories included cat eye sunglasses that were ripe for street style snaps.

Itang Yunasz captivated the crowd with flowy batik-chic dresses adorned by show-stopping turbans designed with the traditional print of Indonesia and elevated by intricate details like crystal embroidery and seashells. The boho-chic aesthetic on the tulle, silk organza full length dresses can easily be worn day or night – with the promise of transporting you to an Indonesian paradise.

2 Madison Avenue brought new silhouettes and colors to the runway. The collection was filled with hot pink, red, yellow, and other contemporary colors; along with a mix of textiles and accessories. The collection transported us from Africa to Japan and Spain to New York.

The fourth collection, Alleira Batik, showcased a sophisticated collection of tunics and dresses with traditional red and aqua blue silks and organza along with structured jackets. The show-stopper was the unexpected pantsuit with a plum, burgundy, and red print which recurred in other silhouettes that were both wearable and editorial.

The runway show was full house of industry editors, buyers, influencers, and even notable members of The Consul General Republic of Indonesia: Winanto Adi, Consul for Social-Cultural and Information Affairs, Yohannes Jatmiko, Consul for Economic Affairs, Rima Sundusita, Vice Consul for Social-Cultural and Information Affairs and Rahmayanti Jailani, Spouse of Indonesian consul general. 

About Indonesian Diversity

Indonesian Diversity in cooperation with Indonesia Fashion Gallery presents 2Madison Avenue, Alleira Batik, Dian Pelangi and Itang Yunasz. 2MadisonAvenue was founded by designer Maggie Hutauruk whose bohemian, artsy, chic style adds a modern fashion-forward touch using traditional Indonesian fabrics and are 100% locally made. Alleira Batik, one of the largest Batik retailers in Indonesia has successfully changed the perception of traditional batik into wearable pieces for the modern fashion lifestyle. Dian Pelangi is returning to the NYFW: The Shows stage bringing her popular modest fashion all hijabi looks to the runway with a fresh modern vibe and an homage to street style. Itang Yunasz, one of Indonesia’s prominent modest designers is known for using traditional patterns such as Batik, Ikat, tie-dye and songket to create stunning modest fashion looks that are fresh and inspiring.



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