DIDIT HEDIPRASETYO – PARIS F/W 2011 PRESENTATION
A young Indonesian designer, Didit Hediprasetyo drew inspiration from Dubussy’s Clair de Lune from the Suite bergamasque for his Fall/Winter 2011 collection. Wanting to bridge the graceful and elegance of auditory art with fashion, Hediprasetyo interpreted the piece subtly invoking thoughts of moon lit evenings. Presented in the Hotel de Crillon, Hediprasetyo’s couture collection fit in seamlessly with the beauty of the location while musicians played Debussy on the piano and harp.
Some choices left me with questions. Why, for example, was it necessary to line sage green velvet dresses with a bright magenta satin? Other choices left me speechless. A skirt of swan feathers with a jersey knit top? Of course! Genius.
Also, in support of his homeland, Hediprasetyo used Songket, a silver-threaded Indonesian brocade, for several well draped dresses and trenches. The cuts are slightly altered from classic forms, yet maintain a fresh modernity with assymetry and specific details, like the special cuts on tops and dresses in the back which give the back a lovely form.
DIDIT HEDIPRASETYO – PARIS F/W 2011 HAUTE COUTURE FASHION SHOW
DIDIT HEDIPRASETYO – PARIS F/W 2011 BACKSTAGE
Rosy lips had lighted smudges that came off as if they were perhaps reflections of the moonlight, or marbled like a rippled reflection on the water. The hair styling was sleek and simple. The look at Hediprasetyo is simple and elegant, with a dab of the sparkle of the moonshine.
Fashion Week coverage directed by Indira Cesarine for XXXX Magazine
Article by Amy Tabarly
Video Directed by Indira Cesarine, edited by Karc Chan
Backstage and Runway Photos by Pascale V Marquis for XXXX Magazine