Alamsyah Jo styled Maiko—one of the runway models for the 2012 collection of Sapto Djojokartiko for Dewi Fashion Knights—in a soft pink tulle and sheer dress from the Solo born designer for “The Ritz Temptation” editorial that was published in the December 2011/May 2012 issue of Maxx Brides magazine with the photography works by Andre Freyja.
Aldi Indrajaya styled a fashion spread for the Issue 1 of Astonish Magazine in which the models, Vivien and Veronika, wore Sapto Djojokartiko’s black coat, cardigan with pearly appliqué, corset shorts, black dress (just seen), sleeveless dress with wooden panels, black shirt, red dress with ruffles details in the back, platform shoes and nude thigh high boots.
Muhammad Hakim Satriyo photographed the minimalist “Shadow Stroke” editorial for the New York based magazine.
Thornandes James styled models Cyrielle Mohara and Katya Kasatkina in Sapto Djojokartiko’s pink and peach organza skirt with lace embroideries, white sleeveless top and black bustier for “Bare Black Shot” editorial that was published in the January 2012 issue of Amica Indonesia in which was photographed by Nicoline Patricia Malina.
UPDATED JANUARY 27th 2012: The editorial was styled by Thornandes James and the model is Maria Shtanova at DAMN! Inc.
The Solo born designer and a dress with gold embroideries from his latest collection, Sang Randeng Girah, are featured for an editorial photographed by Glenn Prasetya in the January/March issue of Hair Ideas magazine with the make up and hair done by Norma Moii.
In the latest issue of Le Mariage magazine, Stanley Allen (PPF Photography) snapped model Dana (VTM) for a fashion spread styled by Dicky Irawan Kartawinata in Sapto Djojokartiko’s lace and embroideries kebaya and cheongsam dress. The designer also drew a congratulatory sketch for the magazine who’s celebrating their 7th Anniversary this year.
In this “Calon Arang” editorial published in the January 2012 edition of dewi magazine, with the styling works by Karin Wijaya, make up and hair do by Qiqi Franky and photographed by Davy Linggar, the models—Maiko, Marcella, Anna B, Masha and Julia—are wearing various selection of exquisite lace and sequins dresses with embroideries from the 2012 collection from Sapto Djojokartiko that was presented last November during Dewi Fashion Knights at Jakarta Fashion Week 2012.
Calon Arang is the name of a character from Pramoedya Ananta Toer’s book, “The King, The Witch and The Priest”, that inspired the Solo born designer for the collection titled “Sang Randeng Girah”.
You can view the complete runway images of “Sang Randeng Girah” here and you can also view the exclusive images taken during fitting and from the backstage just before the show, here.
Andhika Dharmapermana styled model J Ryan in Sapto Djojokartiko’s white perforated shirt and black edgy jacket for the editorial titled “The Shape of Things” that was published in the latest issue of Surface Asia magazine and photographed by luki for lukimages.
Sapto Djojokartiko was photographed by Hakim Satriyo along with his muse, Noorani Sukardi, in a lace dress from the designer styled by Aldi Indrajaya, for the accompanying image from “Edgy Meets Classic” article that was published in the December 2011 issue of Indonesia Tatler.
Below are the excerpts from the article:
When most Indonesian fashion designers make Paris and Milan primary references for ideas and creativity, designer Sapto Djojokartiko, instead, makes London a Mecca of his design inspiration.
“London, despite being a gray, gloomy city, influences the way I design,” he says. But Sapto has this sartorial flamboyance that strongly takes traditional elements into account in his design. He imagines folktales, folkdances, music and local architectural styles of Java (Solo is his hometown) and incorporates them into his works of art.
To become the person he is today, Sapto admits that he had to go through a long, winding journey. “I’ve been doing various professions throughout my life, from a make-up artist to a stylist. It was a challenge, but it’s my past experiences that have shaped me,” the designer explained. Sapto, a proud graduate of “L’Ecole Supérieure des Arts et techniques de la Mode”, established his own label, “Sapto Djojokartiko” at the end of 2007.
He introduced to Tatler his beautiful muse, Noorani Sukardi, who for the photo shoot, swanked a dramatic and yet elegant black long evening gown—a fashion piece inspired from a book entitled “The King, the Witch, and the Priest” by Pramoedya Ananta Toer. The dress looks dark and is powerfully emotional; he felt so much admiration for it because he believes the piece successfully gets his message across. “Women nowadays should look edgy and yet could maintain her elegance at the same time”
“Rani (as many refer to Noorani Sukardi) exudes a strong aura. On the one hand, she can be rebellious and tomboy, while on the other hand, she can be very feminine. She just looks perfect in that dress.” Sapto added.
Both Sapto and Rani share the same star sign, Libra. And that’s probably why they got along so well, for they share similar “strong” characteristics. Rani said she admired the designer’s creations because they were not only comfortable but also fitted her personality well.
“Their silhouettes flatter your body shape,” she said.
“He is totally an artist. I hope that in the future, he will always stay humble and will always be eager to keep learning from others, especially in this cut-throat industry.” Rani concludes.