Eid al-Fitr is celebrated to honour the end of the 30-day dawn-to-sunset fasting, but it’s also about blessings as well as atonement, with each person asking for forgiveness from one another and becoming cleansed of sins. The tradition in Jakarta includes visiting the homes of others where they greet and have a feast, and sometimes light firecrackers during takbiran. Now that we are in the holy month of Ramadan, many of you must be planning on what to wear for the special celebration of Eid al-Fitr. Fret not: here we have curated some beautiful designer items you can wear on the holy day.
Dolce & Gabbana Silk Chiffon Caftan
Dolce & Gabbana may not be the first label that comes to mind when you’re looking for Eid al-Fitr attire. However, there are a few choices of kaftan that should interest you. This bright and colourful Dolce & Gabbana kaftan is made from silk chiffon for a lightweight and comfortable wear. There’s no way you’re not going to stand out beautifully when you wear this ensemble.
Mel Ahyar’s Loca Dress
This long dress by Mel Ahyar comes in a stunning pastel colour scheme with touches of Turkish Ebru Art, which creates a very feminine appearance. This may not be your typical kaftan design. However, it has an adorable uniqueness due to its contemporary design. Click here to browse through Mel Ahyar’s entire Lebaran collection.
Ria Miranda Bakua Tunic
If you don’t want to wear a dress or a kaftan, then opt for this tunic by Indonesian fashion label Ria Miranda. With a sleek cut, this tunic can be paired with wide-cut pants and a hijab of your choice. It has tiny detailed pleats that create a texturised effect along with its beautiful printed pattern. There are various designs you can choose from—click here to see the complete collection.
White By Barli Asmara Headscarf
Barliasmara is known for its exquisite pieces that represent the richness of Indonesian culture. Also know for its detailed work of incorporating beads, fringe, feathers, and more, this headscarf by Barliasmara is soft to the touch as it’s made from Satin Cavalli fabric. The elegant white colour matches perfectly with any choice of kaftan.
Dian Pelangi Jilbab
This young designer has become one of Indonesia’s most renowned Muslim fashion artisans. Offering varieties of Muslim wear that also include beautiful couture pieces, aside from clothing Dian Pelangi also boasts varieties of jilbab—there’s one for everyone. This hijab has an abstract batik design for a unique touch.
If you plan to accessorise, then look no further than Hermès jewellery. With an abundance of colours and materials to choose from, it can be overwhelming. This maroon leather bracelet from the latest autumn/ winter collection is the perfect choice if you want something simple, modern, and which won’t look too ostentatious.
Gucci Ophidia Python Clutch
During the celebration, you will need a purse that can carry your handy essentials and, of course, money. This neutral brown Gucci clutch is appropriate. With its exquisite python leather and antique gold hardware, it’s a timeless piece that goes with any look. Also, there are compartments inside to keep your things more organised and not cluttered in that compact space.