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Istituto di Moda Burgo Indonesia Student Among LPM Fashion Contest Semifinalists

Our student, Dewi Sulistyowati, is among the semifinalists of the prestigious fashion design contest Lomba Perancang Mode (LPM).

Daring Daring by Dewi
Some of the sketches from Daring Darling collection by Dewi Sulistyowati


Istituto di Moda Burgo Indonesia is really proud to announce student Dewi Sulistyowati as one of the semifinalists of the prestigious Femina Goup’s fashion design contest Lomba Perancang Mode (LPM).

Dewi’s womenswear Spring/Summer 2018 ‘Daring Darling’ is a young and fun collections, drawing upon K-Pop style and Indonesia’s rich cultural heritage.

“With the [competition] theme being ‘Urban Identity’, I observed how urban fashion is dominated by denim. So, I used denim as the main material, and K-Pop teen stars as muses,” Dewi says. And she adds: “As a source of inspiration, I also looked closely to Pinisi ships, from Sulawesi.”

Pinisi ships are traditional sailing ships from the South Sulawesi region, a symbol and a pride of the genius and craftsmanship of the entire Indonesian population. They have been used to set sail and explore for centuries, and they are well-known all over the world for their design and solidity.

“I wanted to capture the spirit of Bugis sailors. Adventurous, brave and curios spirits,” Dewi explains. “Then I saw the beauty of Pinisi ships, there was harmony in the shape of the sail – which I later incorporated as part of the design – and I translate through my imagination.”

The collection also features Wastra Indonesia, a traditional fabric from Bugis people.

Dewi Sulistyowati is enrolled in Istituto di Moda Burgo Indonesia Dress Making diploma course.

The LPM award is an iconic achievement, within the Indonesian fashion industry, that has helped launching the career of many famous designers, including: Samuel Wattimena, Chossy Latu, Itang Yunasz, Edward Hutabarat, Carmanita, Ferry Soenarto, Denny Wirawan, Musa Widiatmodjo, Stephanus Hamy, Widhi Budimulia, Sally Koeswanto, Billy Tjong, Danny Satriadi, Priyo Octaviano, among others.

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