Indonesia is known by its multi-cultural heritage and tribes, based on that I chose tribal as my main idea for this editorial on August. Sovereign pictures a woman who is a leader from a tribe with new modern twist and edgy AMICA style. Through this editorial, I tried to channel her grace, pride, power, yet her sensitivity and vulnerable side as she gets it from her basic maternal instinct of nurturing.
The Sovereign par Shadtoto Prasetio styling, Thornandes James for AMICA makeup & hair, Qiqi Franky & Team assistant stylist, Rajasa Pramesywara model, Kateryna Talanova/DAMN! Inc.
Just like models do go-see or casting to the clients, the looks I applied is simple casual daily look. The sessions is actually a real casting, we did it spontaneous with basic mix and match style as go-see supposed to be. It reminds me at my first time making portfolios did it only with anything that available that time.
Casting par Nicoline Patricia Malina styling, Thornandes James makeup & hair, Andy Chun (Irina), Philips Kwok (Anzhela & Kate) assistant photographer, Tri Herlambang, Ila Schaffer, Melvin Roberto assistant stylist, Rajasa Pramesywara model, Anzhela Filippova/DAMN! Inc, Irina Roshik/LVDK, Kate Sokolova/DAMN! Inc.
Class of Classic - Her World Indonesia August 2011
The sophistication and elegance of classic style got its own level of class. These are the timeless looks that I applied and interpreted in today’s fashion.
Class of Classic par Glenn Prasetya styling, Thornandes James makeup artist, Adrian Suryapradipa / B-Mgt using Shu Uemura hair stylist, Arnold Matta using Tecni.Art L’oreal Professional assistant photografer, Ricko Sandy & Isnaini assistant stylist, Rajasa Pramesywara model, Anzhela Filippova / DAMN! Inc.
By looking through style archive of the post-war fashion in 50’s era, I captured the essence of glamor and elegance as the guide for neo-classic style that signed as today’s arise from the global economic crisis.
V for Vintage par Shadtoto Prasetio styling, Thornandes James makeup artist, Norma Moii hair stylist, Arnold Matta using Tecni.Art L’oreal Professional assistant stylist, Rajasa Pramesywara model, Katya Karpova/JIM
Far East Empress - Her World Brides July/December 2011
The touch of classic elegance from far east continent is mesmerizing and leading the world’s trend at the moment, nonetheless bridal industry.
Far East Empress par Stanley Allan/PPF styling, Thornandes James makeup artist, Adrian Suryapradipa/B-MGT hair stylist, Pitersen Wahjudi/W2 Salon assistant stylist, Erich Al-Amin model, Ksenia Shapovalova/JIM
This is the last editorial that taken in the last location, the south beach of West Java series.
Umbra is a dark area, especially the blackest part of a shadow from which all light is cut off. The terms also used in astronomy that defined as the completely dark portion of the shadow cast by the earth, moon, or other body during an eclipse or the darkest region of a sunspot. Based on the definition, I visualized a dark and black inspired look against the bright sunlight on the cliff.
Umbra par Julius Bramanto styling, Thornandes James for AMICA makeup & hair, Adrian Suryapradipa / B-MGT assistants photographer, Retno Prasasty, Ranny Monita, Shuri, Adit assistant stylist, Rajasa Pramesywara model, Kateryna Talanova / SUM Entertainment
We went 8 hours straight of road trip to south beach of west Java to shoot in a private virgin beach for this editorial. Castaway maybe the perfect word to describe our trip since the location was truly out of nowhere, as not coincidence the editorial was entitled the same. a big kudos for all the team, especially my muse Kateryna Talanova.
The editorial is telling about generic story of someone whose castaway in a island and trying to survive. With the trend of sheer, lace, and crochet of the season, made this editorial gone along together harmoniously.
Castaway par Julius Bramanto styling, Thornandes James for AMICA makeup & hair, Adrian Suryapradipa / B-MGT assistants photographer, Retno Prasasty, Ranny Monita, Shuri, Adit assistant stylist, Rajasa Pramesywara model, Kateryna Talanova / SUM Entertainment
Seperti peninggalan artefak kuno yang dapat bercerita dalam diam seribu bahasa, Biyan menggoreskan perjalanan historis budaya Cina di dalam presentasi koleksinya tahun ini dengan tampilan modern dan sudut pandang yang berbeda, Thornandes James melaporkan.
Antusiasme saya selalu melambung setiap hendak menghadiri sebuah perhelatan presentasi koleksi dari seorang Biyan Wanaatmadja. Alasannya sederhana, karena selain menampilkan koleksi dengan nilai estetika yang tinggi dan layak pakai, Biyan juga selalu menyuguhkan sebuah presentasi yang solid dan matang. Tak terkecuali presentasi koleksinya tahun ini yang bertajuk “The Orient Revisited”.
Pada awalnya saya sempat bertanya-tanya, mengapa Biyan mengangkat tema yang begitu klise dan tengah ramai diangkat oleh dunia mode untuk musim semi dan panas tahun ini. Sempat terbesit di benak saya, bukankah tren oriental yang sudah meramaikan panggung mode dunia sejak caturwulan terakhir tahun lalu sudah cukup terlambat untuk diangkat di tengah tahun ini. Terlebih sudah banyak desainer lokal lainnya pula yang mengangkat tema serupa di awal tahun ini. Tema oriental kian menjadi semakin sempit dan tricky untuk dieksplorasi. Menjawab semua keragu-raguan saya, Biyan membuktikannya di Grand Ballroom Hotel Mulia Senayan Jakarta, Kamis 9 Juni 2011 lalu. Biyan berhasil menyajikan sebuah visi oriental yang segar dan berbeda dengan ide konsep yang matang dan brilian.
Penampilan seorang penari dan latar kain putih dengan sebuah siluet latar dari dekorasi di baliknya menjadi pembuka yang perlahan namun pasti dalam membangkitkan suasana misterius. Musik yang terus melantun mengiringi penari hingga tirai putih yang menutupi panggung dijatuhkan mengungkap sebuah latar hanggar penyimpanan artefak kuno dari Cina. Adegan yang seakan menjadi narasi pembuka dari dongeng kemegahan dunia timur. Tidak berhenti di situ, kedua rak yang penuh berisikan artefak guci besar dan vas Cina itu pun bergerak perlahan membuka jalan untuk model pertama yang berkulit hitam membuka presentasi koleksinya, dan sebuah perjalanan pun dimulai.
*Runway Pictures by Windy Sucipto Courtesy of FIMELA.com
Melalui presentasinya kali ini, dengan gamblang Biyan mengejawantahkan idenya dengan menilik sejarah dan artefak budaya negeri Tiongkok sebagai sumber inspirasinya. Biyan dengan sangat jelas menghindari ide dan imaji klise dari gaya oriental pada umumnya. Tidak ada satu pun warna merah menyala ditemukan di dalam koleksinya. Biyan tengah ingin menegaskan sisi misterius dari dunia timur, terlihat dari palet warna yang ditampilkan cenderung didominasi warna kelam dan dingin seperti biru, abu-abu, putih, hitam, dan champagne. Sisi misterius juga muncul dari detail-detail artefak kuno khas Cina yang menyimpan seribu misteri dan cerita di tiap bendanya. Motif serta lukisan di dalam keramik-keramik, vas, dan guci dari Cina, lukisan–lukisan bunga dan pagoda khas negeri Cina, sampai detail baju zirah tentara Cina jaman dahulu menjadi pilihan yang dipatrikan hampir di seluruh koleksinya baik dalam bentuk print, sulaman, bordir, hingga tatanan payet.
*Runway Pictures by Windy Sucipto Courtesy of FIMELA.com
Garis potong busana yang diketengahkan Biyan pun juga tidak secara literal menggambarkan garis oriental yang generik, melainkan jauh lebih modern dan kekinian. Hal ini merupakan pilihan yang pintar untuk menyeimbangkan dengan segala detail yang diaplikasikan ke dalamnya. Potongan kerah cheong-sam tetap menghiasi koleksinya namun tidak menjadi sorotan utama. Potongan loose masih menjadi khas dan andalan Biyan, namun di koleksinya kali ini potongan bergaya modern seperti new length bergaya lady like dijadikan sorotan utama oleh Biyan. Sisi misterius oriental pun juga ditunjukkan oleh Biyan melalui banyaknya gaya maskulin yang diaplikasikan serta potongan kerah yang terinspirasi dari baju dalam wanita Cina jaman dahulu, misterius yang sensual.
Selain memberikan koleksi yang mengesankan Biyan juga menyajikan presentasi yang memukau. Dari tata cahaya yang dramatis, efek asap yang misterius, dekorasi yang penuh makna dan dinamis, hingga mood yang diciptakan dalam membentuk sebuah cerita. Sepanjang presentasi koleksinya, Biyan menyajikan sebuah perjalanan waktu melalui sebuah benda historis yang sarat makna dan cerita. Biyan seakan membawa kita berjalan mengelilingi sebuah hangar tempat penyimpanan artefak kuno Cina dan mengajak kita untuk mengagumi tiap detail dari artefak yang berada di dalam hanggar tersebut. Hal tersebut membuat presentasinya dirasa begitu halus dan menjadi relevan dengan tema yang di angkat, “The Orient Revisited”.
Menutup presentasinya, sesaat setelah Biyan meninggalkan panggung dengan tersenyum rendah hati, rak-rak artefak kembali menutup panggung satu persatu dengan semburan asap dan lampu yang perlahan meredup.
“And so there was the legend said about the treasure and mystery of the east”.
Rina Sugiri is the owner and creative director from the label CIEL and Saint and Sinner. This Cheong Sam collection is a campaign for her premium made-to-order line. Her creation has a classic feel with a modern structured touch. She gives a touch of luxury from textures and colors, a subtle delicate ways to define luxury.
Rina Sugiri Cheong-Sam Collection par Julius Bramanto styling, Thornandes James makeup & hair, Philips Kwok & Team assistants photographer, Retno Prasasty, Ken Arini, Shuri assistant stylist, Rajasa Pramesywara model, Alena Frolova/JIM
Saint and Sinner Spring Summer 2011 Campaign/Catalog
This campaign is portraying the two sides of human and the battles between them as the label’s names, Saint and Sinner. The collection itself is presenting two opposite looks, dynamic in fringe vs structured in tailoring, dark vs pastels color, smooth vs textures, formal vs casual, chic vs grunge, feminine vs masculine, and fitted vs loose.
Saint and Sinner Spring Summer 2011 Campaign / Catalog par Julius Bramanto styling, Thornandes James makeup & hair, Philips Kwok & Team assistants photographer, Retno Prasasty, Ken Arini, Shuri assistant stylist, Rajasa Pramesywara model, Alena Frolova /JIM & Ksenia Shapovalova/JIM
I am androgyny, I live it I breathe it, and that’s why I adore this Indonesian senior top model. She is known for her androgyny look and what does more special is her attitude is match with her image. As she’s just came back to Jakarta from New York, she’s updating her composite pictures, and of course I was excitedly anxious to help her.
SAUSAN par Giovanni Rustanto stylist, Thornandes James makeup artist, Giacomo wardrobe, OPIBIBA model, Sausan
Blush color pallet is everywhere this season. Like a celebration in welcoming spring time, femininity is a pretty way to open up the season. Fresh and beautiful.
Spring Blush par Nicoline Patricia Malina styling, Thornandes James for AMICA makeup & hair, Andy Chun assistant photographer, Ila Schaffer & Tri Herlambang assistant stylist, Rajasa Pramesywara model, Irina Roshik/LVDK
One of my friend, Kanti W. janis one day asked to me help her friend build his portfolio as a model. His name is Faris Sjeban, mixed between Indonesia, Dutch, and Middle East made his feature like an Italian. His shy and awkward attitude was nothing compared to his images that captured in the camera.
Sunday Morning is a relax and easy breezy style that we usually embrace on Sunday or any other holiday. Anyhow a slouchy wake-up looks is always giving that sensual touch without being tacky.
Sunday Morning par Giovanni Rustanto editor, Thornandes James grooming, Adrian Suryapradipa/B-MGT assistant stylist, Rajasa Pramesywara model, Faris Sjeban
Activewear is sporting the runway this Spring Summer 2011. Dashing dynamic colors and choice of comfort and flexible fabrics are the highlights of the trend.
Dashing Dynamic par Hariono Halim styling, Thornandes James makeup artist, Adrian Suryapradipa/B-Mgt using Shu Uemura hair stylist, Fentty using L’Oreal Professional assistant stylist, Rajasa Pramesywara models, JIM Models (Elena Tsvetkova, Juanita Haryadi, Prinka Cassy)
I’m projecting Femme Fatale in different manner in this editorial, in further modern style. I presented different range of characteristic in choice of bags, from simple and classic to bold and aggressive, due to its issue about bags and shoes.
Femme Fatale par Nicoline Patricia Malina styling, Thornandes James for AMICA makeup & hair, Andy Chun assistant photographer, Tri Herlambang & Ila Schaffer assistant stylist, Rajasa Pramesywara model, Irina Roshik/LVDK
Portraying a rebellious princess is a perfect concept to showing the design essence of CIEL. It gives a classic pretty look with touch of sensuality of a body conscious woman figures with a rough twist like an unfinished cut or asymmetric shape.
CIEL Spring Summer 2011 Campaign / Catalog par Julius Bramanto styling, Thornandes James makeup & hair, Philips Kwok & Team assistants photographer, Retno Prasasty, Ken Arini, Shuri assistant stylist, Rajasa Pramesywara model, Juliette Pishnyak/VTM
Sacred Nest - Fifi Firianty Bride 2010 / Harper's Bazaar Wedding Ideas Indonesia May - October 2010
The touch of details and intimacy from Fifi Firianty’s collection offering you a unique, elegant, and interesting creations in a sophisticated way. It’s a collection of classic elegance with a subtle twist.
The ad published both as an advertorial and the advertisement.
Sacred Nest par Stanley Allan styling, Thornandes James makeup artist, Adrian Suryapradipa/B-MGT hair stylist, Tya H. Hoo assistant stylist, Rajasa Pramesywara model, Olga Yalanskaya/VTM
Advertorial for Harper’s Bazaar Wedding Ideas Indonesia:
Curated Space - ELLE Decoration February/March 2011
It’s my first contribution for ELLE Decor Indonesia, what makes it more special was it is for their 1st anniversary issue and first time they did an editorial mixing furnitures with fashion. It is somehow became a privileged to be asked and trusted to contribute in it.
As soon as Mr. Janto Wihardja, the Deputy Editor, brief me about the ideas and concept, I only have one thing in mind, a conversation I had with Irsan about fashion as an art piece. Fashion has developed in many ways, it is not just an apparel anymore, it turns to be respected like an art piece either it’s wearable or simply just a show piece. From this idea, I presented fashion as an art piece which still in conjunction with the furniture itself. The fashion showed as one supporting part of the space so it enhance the space like an art installation. However since it is not a fashion magazine so the fashion shouldn’t be the main focus of the editorial.
Curated Space par Stanley Allan/PPF fashion styling, Thornandes James product styling, Janto Wihardja makeup & hair, Norma Moii assistants, Lala Bohang & Rajasa Pramesywara model, Kateryna Talanova/SUM Entertainment
This editorial is my turning point to become stronger and more strict with my work, as my new resolution this year is ‘No More Amateur’. It may sounds harsh and cocky, but I think my time to play around is over, and all I can say for this year is ‘Welcome to the Harsh Reality’.
Heroine symbolizes my strength and struggle to stands on and defends my pride, dignity and achievement of all of my hard works from those who try to drag me down to my lowest bottom end. Through this editorial, I visualized a heroine who defends her kingdom with a tough exterior as well as with her demure interior, as she needs to embrace both masculinity and femininity inside her.
HEROINE par SKAS/.247 styling, Thornandes James makeup & hair, Bernard Floch assistant stylist, Angie Anggoro & Rajasa Pramesywara retoucher, Topher Koper model, Katya Kasatkina location, Ujung Water Palace, Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia special thanks to Mr. Dewandra Djelantik
In order to synchronizing with the big theme of CLARA January issue, dualism, I chose what I know and embodied best in duality, the androgyny style. By mixing two contrary style, it creates its own sense of charm. Bold masculine style will look playful and chic with touch of the elegance of femininity.
Opposite Attract par SKAS/.247 styling, Thornandes James makeup & hair, Yeanne Intansari & Bernard Floch assistant stylist, Angie Anggoro & Rajasa Pramesywara retoucher, Topher Koper model, Katya Kasatkina
Adapting is one of the basic instinct that brings human being this far in the evolution chain. “Animal Instinct” is an editorial that inspired by this basic instinct to survive the changing world from wild nature to modern industrialized landscapes. Showcasing the wild animalistic trend from Fall/Winter 2010/2011, the editorial was shot in the area of chemical factory in Malang, East Java, Indonesia struggling with the bad weather the whole day.
Animal Instinct par Giovanni Rustanto styling, Thornandes James for AMICA makeup & hair, Andy Chun videographers, Hendy Sukarya & Dewi Mariam assistant photographer, Ronald yap assistant stylist, Rajasa Pramesywara model, Amellia/B-MGT location, PT. Molindo Raya, Malang, East Java.
"The Believers" is inspired by the Amish community mixed with roman catholic nun style of clothing. "The Believers" portrays people who spiritually strong and who kept their faith inside no matter what trials and turbulences that overcome them. As for the styling, I didn’t want to take it too literal of nun/priest clothes, generally I still want to portray regular people who believes and got faith like nuns and priests. Shot in old church in Malang, East Java, we managed to pull it off these editorial shots and videos only in 3 hours.
"The Believers" originally I made for celebrating Christmas through fashion editorial in a fashion magazine for their December issue. Unfortunately due to this and that, this editorial got dropped. So it went into my unpublished works folders 2010. Enjoy!
The Believers par Giovanni Rustanto editor, Thornandes James makeup & hair, Andy Chun videographers, Hendy Sukarya & Dewi Mariam assistant photographer, Ronald yap assistant stylist, Rajasa Pramesywara model, Amellia/B-MGT & Kateryna Talanova/SUM Entertainment location, Virgin Mary from Mt. Carmel Cathedral Church, Malang, East Java, Indonesia
"Those who believe in Me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die." ~John 11:26
The landscape of Mount Bale in Malang become my inspiration for this editorial. It tells about an alien that got lost in the middle of rocky mountains. As to executed the concept, we went far into the pyrophelite mining in the early morning. The views are breathtaking and undeniably gorgeous. If commonly fashion editorials with alienesque or futuristic theme were glamorized by showpieces clothes, so for this one I tried to apply it with wearable style from local Indonesian designer pieces.
E.T. par Giovanni Rustanto styling, Thornandes James for AMICA makeup & hair, Andy Chun videographers, Hendy Sukarya & Dewi Mariam assistant photographer, Ronald yap assistant stylist, Rajasa Pramesywara model, Kateryna Talanova/SUM Entertainment location, Mt. Bale Malang
This was a special project back in late 2008 and my first ever co-working with one of my beloved photographer, Stanley Allan. It was a project to promote our nation to the world by interpreting 12 Indonesian heritages in visual among 4 photographers, 4 stylists, 4 makeup artists, 4 models, and 12 designers. I got paired with Stanley Allan, Adrian Suryapradipa, and Jenny Chang along with 3 designers, Priyo Oktaviano, Oscar Lawalata, and Carmanita. The themes that we need to interprets were Dayak Tribe, Gadang House, and The Funeral Procession of Tana Toraja.
For Dayak Tribe, we decided to take the essential of Dayak’s tribal that we engraved with mud around her chest, the long-stretched ears that I represent it with shawl worn as headband and gold bangles as the metal earrings. The feathers glued to the nails representing its traditional dance, and the installation with splashed painted leggings that framed the picture came as a symbol of the magic practice that still stand strong in Dayak’s culture.
In Gadang House, we took the shape of the house and recreate it through the model’s posture and shapes that created from the wardrobe. The hair created the first pointy roofs of Gadang House, while the arms position created the second pointy roofs of it. The boxiness from kimono recreate the boxy structure of the house, the mirror necklace symbolizes the front door, and the low angle long legs symbolize the stage house construction, as well as for the choice of colors of red and gold are the identity colors of Padangnese.
Last but not least, The Funeral Procession of Tana Toraja. For me personally, it was the hardest concept to be visualized reconsidering of many elements and terms in the procession. We decided to make the face as pale as a corpse and shot her inside the box as symbolized the burial hole in the wall. The horn hair and the head shot were symbolize the bull’s head that chopped off as the sacrifice for the burial ceremony. The cubes and boxes of pictures that stacked each others symbolize of one hole that stuffed more than one corpse.
VOICE OF NATION
par Stanley Allan styling, Thornandes James makeup & hair, Adrian Suryapradipa / B-MGT model, Jenny Chang / Look Inc. Dayak’s Tribe
The Funeral of Tana Toraja
PS: No, we didn’t do these in photoshop, we really made this in real installation and re-shot them as its seen in the pictures.
As in my previous post, I was inspired by Halloween ambiance for this October. I was projecting an after life theme with two different moods. For Sartorial, I’m showing the cold and gloomy side of limbo by presenting the unique and trend conscious of new tailoring from local Indonesian designers.
Sartorial par Nurulita styling, Thornandes James for AMICA makeup and manicure, Adrian Suryapradipa/B-Mgt using Shu Uemura hair, Tya H. Hoo using L’oreal Professional assistant photographer, Lubis assistant stylist, Rajasa Pramesywara model, Kateryna Talanova/SUM Entertainment
The concept was started as a test shoot for photography workshop by Prima Imaging with Julius Bramanto, but I was in love when I saw the results and thought it’s a waste if it is not published, so we decide to remake it for AMICA. As AMICA has a special section of “I Love Bags & Shoes” in October issue, so we agreed to make the editorial featuring clutches and handbags for the concept.
I am inspired by Halloween ambiance for this October. I was projecting an after life theme with two different moods. For Blazing Bags, I’m showing the passionate and colors blaze of Purgatory highlighting the gorgeous clutches and handbags.
Blazing Bags par Julius Bramanto styling, Thornandes James for AMICA makeup and manicure, Adrian Suryapradipa/B-Mgt using Shu Uemura hair, Tya H. Hoo using L’oreal Professional assistant photographer, Hendri Dinata, Ken Arini assistant stylist, Rajasa Pramesywara model, Kateryna Talanova/SUM Entertainment
It was made originally for FEMALE July 2010, The Sex Issue, but due to this and that, the editorial got pending to September, The Anniversary issue.
Red District is a sexy editorial about a stripper with fancy and chic style with the touch of the sensuous and sexiest color ever, Red. It was a simple shot with strong model, makeup, and styling. Natalya Gumilevskaya is the perfect model for this editorial, as she is the one of my muse who able to embodied sensuality with a class. The makeup was inspired from Christina Aguilera’s look in “Not Myself Tonight”, a modern pinup look. As for the styling, I highlighted the sexy cut and a little bit of boudoir theme with corsets and laces, while for the general looks, I differentiate each of them like a stripper in several roles.
Red District par Glenn Prasetya styling, Thornandes James for FEMALE makeup artist, Andy Chun hair, Rohm assistant photographer, Ricko Cocobi assistant stylist, Rajasa Pramesywara model, Natalya Gumilevskaya / JIM
Odds And Ends is my personal project to pay respect and commemorate The Great Alexander McQueen. I invited six local Indonesian designers to pay a tribute to Alexander McQueen by creating pieces that inspired by his works and interpret it into their personal style of designs. The results are breathtaking with the epic background of metal recycling junkyard in Cilegon that was taken from Alexander McQueen F/W 2009 show “Horn of Plenty” mixed with the hair & makeup reference from his SS 2009 show “Natural Dis-tinction, Un-Natural Selection”.
Adrian Gan creating a dramatic collars and constructed dress the embodied of McQueen’s cutting, from Indonesian weaving mixed with rattan embellishment. While Adesagi Kierana interpreting McQueen’s modern romantic style with big rosette from stiffed tulle and the knits drapery. Sapto Djojokartiko took the essence of McQueen’s creativity from his iconic fan dress, as he successfully made a superb handcrafts ruffle dress from traditional sandal wood fan. Andreas Odang inspired by McQueen’s perfect tailoring as well as his dark romantic style by creating a precise cuts tailored dress and connecting all the lines from herringbone patterns mixed with the beaded lace. GHOST Juelerie by Agra Satria & Yasmina Yustiviani took the youth and fun part of McQ labels as the infamous skull print appeared as the necklaces made from acrylics and resin. Last but certainly not the least, Irsan creates a molded leather bustier tops with dramatic big ruffles skirt to relive McQueen’s grand presentation as well as to show the griefs for the fashion world has lost its one of our great artist and inspiration.
Odds And Ends (Tribute to Alexander McQueen) par Julius Bramanto fashion editor, Thornandes James for AMICA makeup, hair, and manicure, Adrian Suryapradipa / B-Mgt menggunakan Shu Uemura photo assistants, Hendri Dinata, Retno Prasasti, Ken Arini fashion assistants, Chekka model, Kateryna Talanova / SUM Entertainment location, Tamara Steel Cilegon, Banten, Jawa BaraT
Alpha Female highlighting the bold, independent, and elegance of a woman, just as a character that Jeffry Tan build in his last collection titled “Pardiso Perduto”.
It is promotional fashion pages of Jeffry Tan’s latest collection in AMICA Indonesia. Shot by Nicoline Patricia Malina in a small city forest around South Jakarta, we would like to embodied the wild side concept from Jeffry Tan’s collection in more subtle way in AMICA kind of style.
Alpha Female par Nicoline Patricia Malina styling, Thornandes James for AMICA makeup, hair, and manicure, Adrian Suryapradipa/B-Mgt using Shu Uemura assistant photographer, Andry Wibowo & Andre Wiredja assistant stylist, Rajasa Pramesywara model, Kim Hanbury/JIM Models
It’s actually a long time photo shoot back in 2008, as in my first collaboration with Priyo Oktaviano. I just found it a while ago when I was collection my portfolios for my upcoming website.
This was shot in unfinished penthouse in Taman Anggrek Apartment with Nicoline Patricia Malina and Husein Yunior. The concept itself actually, we were trying to highlight the contrast of the raw and rough location as the background, with the dreamy of wedding gown. When I saw it again after couple of years, I found it that these pictures have crisp and edgy geometric lines and then I’m kinda inspired to play with it, and Voila!
Priyo Oktaviano Bride par Nicoline Patricia Malina fashion stylist, Thornandes James makeup & hair, Husein Yunior
Paradiso Perduto means The Lost Paradise. In this collection, Jeffry Tan playing around in his imagination of what he called paradise, a mix of African savanna and Amazonian jungle. He portrays a hide and seek between male hunters and alpha females who lives wild and charms the hunters. However, the alpha females always manage to escape and made the hunters got lost.
I chose to make a set in a studio rather to shoot outdoor to give this concept a twist, not a literal interpretation. The set creates a mood from the savanna, jungle, and also the camp of hunter, with the fabric layers hanging here and there, it gave a place to the models to pose hide and seek in the set as the base story of the collection.
Paradiso Perduto par Stanley Allan/PPF stylist, Thornandes James makeup & hair, Qiqi Franky & Team using LTPro assistant stylist, Rajasa Pramesywara set decorator, Novie retoucher, Surya P. Nugroho model, Bruno/SUM & Irina/SUM
This is actually an unpublished picture from my editorial for AMICA Indonesia June 2010, Deconstruct Tint shot by Glenn Prasetya. The Italian principle said, it’s too avant-garde compared to other look, while my objective is to show some range from ready to wear to semi-couture and couture-like clothes in it. Well, when a principle decide, it’s impossible to fight against it.
It’s the September issue, the Moda issue. As you can read my previous post, the Deconstruct Tint, I highlight the deconstructive style with a splash of bold color from the accessories. The magnificent dress with head covers and beads is from House of Irsan, the exotic leather green belt from Sabbatha, and the exotic leather freen arm band from Biasa. Enjoy!
POSH 09 / Moda par Glenn Prasetya styling, Thornandes James makeup & hair, Andy Chun assistant photographer, Hariono Halim assistant stylist, Angie Anggoro model, Advina Ratnaningsih / B’Mgt location, Dekuta Boutique Hotel, Bali