Zaskia Sungkar is a well-known celebrity in the world of Indonesian entertainment, film and television. After establishing her career in the entertainment industry, she discovered her other passion: fashion. She has gone on to pursue her love of fashion with the launch of her signature Zaskia Sungkar label. Zaskia Sungkar boutiques can be found in a number of cities in Indonesia and neighboring countries.
For her debut at Couture Fashion Week in New York, Zaskia Sungkar will present her latest collection entitled “Mandalika”, inspired by the grace and beauty of Princess Mandalika, a mythical character from legends told in Nusa Tenggara Barat, a province in Indonesia.
Zaskia Sungkar’s designs use only the finest handmade fabrics, both woven fabrics and the famous songket brocade fabrics native to Nusa Tenggara Barat. These exquisite and intricate fabrics are made by hand with a special wooden tool requiring exceptional skill and labor by the artisan weavers. It can take around a month to make a piece of fabric 3 meters (about 10 feet) long, and the total processing time can be about 3 months, depending on the color details and pattern or motif of the fabric.
Dian Pelangi studied fashion design and pattern making at the Ecole Superieure des Arts et Techniques de la Mode (ESMOD) in France. She is a young prolific entrepreneurial fashion designer pioneering and pushing the boundaries of Muslim fashion both nationally and internationally. She draws inspiration from the colors of the rainbow which is reflected in her multi-talented skill set and fine eye for detail, color and artistic flair. Her trademark style includes vibrant color palettes and an unwavering loyalty to traditional Indonesian artisan techniques of vivid tie-dye, exquisite songket and lavish batik.