JFW 2019: Full Recap

Fashion29 October 2018

By Larasati Oetomo

JFW 2019: Full Recap

Lasting from 20-26 October 2018 at Senayan City, Jakarta, the 11th celebration of Jakarta Fashion Week was more than a fashionable parade.

For seven days straight, Jakarta Fashion Week presented not only the best designers and collections from all over the country; there are more to watch from the fashion gala. They carry on with fashion literacy projects such as Indonesia Fashion Forward and Fashionlink, competitions like Menswear and Accessories Design competition, and for the first time, joining as a part of ID Creative Week.

Here’s our daily recaps and highlights from the show, just in case you missed it (really?):


Modest fashion was one of the major highlights of 2019 Jakarta Fashion Week, and it’s already seen on Day 1. Presenting Barli Asmara, Dian Pelangi, Ria Miranda, Zaskia Sungkar, and many others, Wardah presented “The Unstoppable You” with an array of beautiful pieces suitable for both modest and daily wear. The first day of Indonesia Fashion Forward was a colorful playground with unique presentation from Bateeq, Danjyo Hiyoji, and NY by Novita Yunus.


Day 2 was owned by educational institutes, so it seems. Surabaya-based fashion school Arva presented dreamy collections with a touch of tulle, beads, and nude colors. British Council UK/ID show appeared to be an empowering moment, as Teatum Jones walked with disabled model on the runway.


LaSalle College must have been one of the most head-turning shows this year. RAshesaBRINA x Selphie Usagi x bellafransisca played with colors and geometrical patterns, while Prasomya Santika x Filie x Liem presented one-of-a-kind workwear inspired by 50s architecture and art. Disney’s Mickey Mouse turned everything merrier with his 90th Anniversary special show: The True Original, featuring designers and retailers such as IKAT Indonesia and Matahari Department Store.


Anne Avantie owned Day 4 with Badai Pasti Berlalu (The Storm Shall Pass). The veteran designer returned with red-dominated indigenous fabric and took The Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Susi Pudjiastuti, as her muse. The final show of Menswear Design Competition also stole the spotlight with a wide array of sewing techniques and material shown by young designers.


The fifth day is beauty day. We were totally blown away by hairstyles from L’oreal Professionnel’s PARISIAN COOLBALAYAGE by Natalia Kiantoro, which are dominated by cool colors—only with a twist. PESONA Sisterhood Runway featuring Lulu Lutfi Labibi and Novita Yunus took Nusantara fabric to the next level, as supported by 2019 make-up trend from MAKE OVER.


Approaching the end, the show is even getting hotter. A number of prominent creative directors for traditional clothing including KRATON’s Auguste Soesastro and Mel Ahyar worked with Yayasan Jantung Indonesia X Iwan Tirta Private Collection for a graceful collaboration. BINhouse also gives us a priceless moment about being an Indonesian woman with their collections.


Keeping the best for the last, the encore of Jakarta Fashion Week 2019 belongs to Rinaldy Yunardi’s THE FACES on Dewi Fashion Knights 2018. The accessory artist has brought the festival to the next level with his baron, theatrical presentation of masks, head accessories, and over-the-top coats. Definitely the winner of the year.

PHOTOS Courtesy of Jakarta Fashion Week