Indonesian designers Chossy Latu and Denny Wirawan will be showcasing an exclusive fashion line on April 22 in the city. The duo says that their intention is not to vie for a share of the Indian fashion market but to create awareness about Indonesian fashion instead.
Speaking from Indonesia, Latu says that the USP of his collection is the fabric in which it is crafted. “Tenun is an entirely handwoven fabric mostly used in traditional outfits. I’m combining it with high quality taffeta, organza and lace, again from Indonesia,” says Latu.
Indonesians, says Latu, have a thing for two-piece ensembles. “Tenun is usually used to make tops, but I’ve used the fabric differently. I have skirts, pants and the like in Tenun.
The designer has not yet met any Indian celebrity or designer, but is optimistic that his line will be received well. “I’m not trying to get as many buyers as possible to the venue. My motto is to promote Tenun and its fashionable versions to Indian fashionistas,” says Latu, who is also familiar with Indian traditional fashion. “I’ve incorporated the sari in some of my shows. It is beautiful,” he says.