Prestige Indonesia - September 2019
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Why go to the mall when you can look at Instagram? Can fashion’s sustainability drive really make a difference? Is cultural appropriation theft or innovation? Such are some of the questions being discussed these days by the experts at such style authorities as Vogue, Business of Fashion and The New York Times. Fashion, it seems, has never been so opinionated, so heavy - so political. Perhaps it’s just a reflection of the times we live in, but I think it’s a pity there’s a tendency to take the fun out of fashion nowadays. What we do online, how sustainably we behave and how much respect we give other cultures are all important matters. But, please, let’s not allow political correctness to kill all the spontaneity and joy we get out of fashion. For this issue, we photographed some of the forces of Indonesian fashion with their muses – and what an inspiring adventure it turned out to be. Harry Halim tells us that he never thought he would become a designer for international celebrities. It was something he was “sort of thrown into”.
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