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The collection under the name COUP D’ETAT from Parang Kencana opened the second day of Plaza Indonesia Men’s Fashion Week 2017. Inspired by retrospective military life, COUP D’ETAT showcased 25 ready to wear clothings dominated by greyish color palette; such as dusty blue, navy blue and clay brown. It presented batik with camo pattern which was specially made with ‘batik tulis’ and ‘batik cap’ technique. Patchworks were also applied in their design and we could see the 2-dimensional illusions which were created from the stitching on top of the batik. Not only that, gradation effect on batik could also be seen in their final sequence. This technique was first adapted in 1994 and since then has become one of the main signatures of Parang Kencana.

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Marks & Spencer with their Autumn/Winter Collection combined the relaxed aesthetic of sports luxe and the sharp look of pared back tailoring in a classic color palette of indigo and grey in Urban Simplicity. They played a lot with layering, with standout pieces including the Savile Row inspired check suit and the statement padded blue harbour coat. Second season of M&S Active was also presented with an assortment of jogging bottoms, tees and hoodies designed in a coordinated monochrome color palette with a hint of cherry red and cobalt blue, completed with moisture wicking fabrics and reflective trims.

Tailoring showcased contrast satin lapels with matching suits and bow ties. Wool offered the perfect pairing of style and warmth, and also the key fabric for the whole collection. Tone and Texture were the staple design and detail of the collections, including the nep, cashmere and faux fur in olive, camel and mushroom with accents of red, purple and green.

The Future Mod by Ben Sherman took inspirations from British sport influences combined with sharp tailoring resulting in a sartorial sport look. Sport jackets and jerseys were worn with smart coats and jackets and finished off with semi-formal and formal footwear. The Working Class Hero utilised military surplus garments over classic tailored suits; mixing the smart and the casual. The Modern Dandy saw plush fabric and textures set against a backdrop of reworked ginghams. The importance of tailoring also runs through this theme, with tapered trousers featuring a looser fit and clean smaller turn-ups.

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For his latest collection, Tities Sapoetra collaborated with Nickelodeon. They unveiled 32 looks that combined prints with SpongeBob SquarePants-themed patterns. This was the first time for this yellow sea sponge character to make an appearance in fashion runway in Asia. The collection consists of looks for men and women, all pieces were hugely inspired by the color palette from the daily life of SpongeBob in the ocean, also designed to reflect the influence of design culture in Indonesia: a blend of traditional crafts and global fashion trends; as well as showing that the favorite cartoon character can be a part of daily life and can be enjoyed through the fashion world. Some highlights of the show were shirts full-printed with SpongeBob’s face and yellow uneven suit.

Tities brought some well-known influencers to tone up the show, such as Anastasia Siantar, Patricia Devina, Ana Octarina, Cindy Karmoko, Jovi Adhiguna and Sonia Eryka, also a special appearance from the actual SpongeBob mascot interacting with the audiences.

Plaza Indonesia Men's Fashion Week Day 2 Recap: Parang Kencana, Marks & Spencer and Ben Sherman, Tities Sapoetra
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