Couture fashion is what Hian Tjen is well-known for. His talents are evident in his Indonesian-inspired fine tailored garments. Hian is a master of his craft and continues to amaze with every collection. He was born and raised in beautiful Pemangkat, West Kalimantan Indonesia. Hian’s impressive gowns feature elements of his culture, on modern sexy silhouettes. Studying at ESMOD Jakarta, and graduating in 2003; he began his career in fashion with a blazing start. Creating his own brand was a natural step in his progress and elevated him to an even higher level. His skills are so impressive, that he became the youngest member of the Indonesian Fashion Designers Council (IPMI) and many other accolades, due to his roles in a variety of Fashion Weeks. At just 34, he has managed to carve a niche in the market for making elaborate detail-oriented pieces that are imaginative and dreamlike; sheer fabrics melded with classic Asian-inspired prints and rich deep colorways. His passion is invested deeply in fashion and spans over 14 years. This Arab Fashion Week; Hian is set to exhibit his most recent collection.
As expected; Hian Tjen has triumphed in creating Haute Couture; and also allowing a peek into the world from which his ideas come. His culture was heavily represented, and with great impact; from the complex and intricately designed beading to the conversational prints. Two-piece swimsuits and dresses featured landscape or miniature rural scenes. Spring took on a different element as gowns in soft sheer blue fabric featured true jungle imagery with animals and creatively drawn foliage. His green embroidered dress gave the illusion of a two-piece flowing set. The placement of the waist and the sheer fabric was truly inventive.
Hian also had Asian-inspired prints on light quilted fabrics and blazers in traditional and non-traditional silhouettes. The pieces with the feathered trim are also inspiring, especially against the darker shades of black and deep blue. Animal prints had a fun twist too; they were easily recognizable, but ingeniously altered. His most sultry couture gown was constructed of red draped sateen, and sheer fabric with handprints strategically covering the bust. The sheer fabric he placed his patterns on are liken to tattoos on the skin. The show closer was even more impressive. The model wore a marvelous gold headdress, feathered floor-length coverall, and multicolored earth-toned gown. It was a great finish and made a mark for Hian Tjen this Spring/Summer 2022.
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