TEMPO.CO, Bangalore – An Indonesian Muslim fashion designer Dian Wahyu Utami, who is more popular as Dian Pelangi, received an honor to participate in a prestigious fashion show 2014 Haute Arabia High Tea in London on the upcoming January 17.
Dian becomes the only fashion designer from Indonesia to participate together with 12 other international designers from around the world and her designs will hit the catwalk at the inauguration date.
“I will show off 15 Muslim fashion designs under the theme of Royal Kingdom of Indonesia,” said the 23-year-old at Soesilo Sudarman Hall on January 9.
Palembang songket , Javanese Batik, and Balinese songket are among the designs Dian choose to exhibit. “This is a high-end Muslim wear. The songket motives are re-woven using softer and fade-resistant materials with special golden thread,” she said.
The 2014 Haute Arabia High Tea is a tea banquet featuring designs of the Muslim fashion designers from all around the globe. The VVIPs and VIP guests from London and Middle East will be present. Among them will be Sheika Mozah, the Qatar first lady who is also an international buyer, a fashion blogger, an artist and a celebrity. – Aisha
Saturday, 11 January 2014