Life In The Fast Lane

Born and raised in Borneo and the designer behind Franksland and Selene, Franklin Firfaus recalls being enraptured by fashion from a very young age. Now based in Bali, Franklin is living in fashion’s fast lane and loving every moment of it. The fact that he manages his clothing brand, creates working uniforms for a variety of venues in Bali and runs his own social media empire only proves his multitalented character. The design he showcases here is inspired by the Royal Peacock.

Designer : Franklin Firdaus

Muse : Gavrendel

Photographer : Tati

MUA : Polina Spirina

Accessories : Komang Tri

Location : The Trans Resort Bali

 

Sleek Simple Sensational

Oka Diputra’s designs are sleek, clean and have no complicated frills. He strives to stay a step ahead by using exotic matierials that are not easy to obtain. He travels extensively around Southeast Asia, to destinations that have included Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand, on fabric-hunting expeditions every few weeks. These trips give him the chance to source accessories and artefacts that complement his clothes. One of his biggest moments was when he was featured in cycle 20 of America’s Next Top Model in 2015. Drawn to underwater marine life, in this creation, Oka tells us he “borrows” the silhouettes of squid and anemones.

Designer : Oka Diputra

Model : Ratih Soe Kosasie

MUA : Sri Ramadhan, Sari Ayu Martha Tilaar

Stylist : Josephine Milka

Photographer : Yano Sumampow, WHY Imaging

Accessories : UC Silver

Location : TS Suites Bali

 

Cultural Considerations

Dwi Iskandar began his fashion business in 2001 by producing and selling his resort-style ethnic wear in a boutique in Sanur, Bali. The talented artist was exposed to Western fashion in 2005 after which he came back to Indonesia 6 months later to put into practice all that he had learned overseas. His creation, pictured here on Ratih Soe Kosasie, is inspired by the ways in which modern women can maintain strong ties with their curltural backgrounds.

Designer : Dwi Iskandar

Model : Ratih Soe Kosasie

MUA : Sri Ramadhan, Sari Ayu Martha Tilaar

Stylist : Josephine Milka

Photographer : Yano Sumampow, WHY Imaging

Accessories : UC Silver Gold Collection

Location : TS Suites Bali