Indonesia Global Frontiers

EDITORIAL TEAM on PROFILE, 18/04/19

img

They came all the way from corners of the world to return to their hometown, Indonesia, with foreign ideas. And, above all, they use that priceless knowledge to invent new things in Indonesia.


INES KATAMSO

Text ADELIA AYU | Photo FEBI RAMDHAN

Honoring all the magnificent women’s works in the month that celebrates women all around the world, ISA Art Advisory and 1Park Avenue held the Reinventing Eve exhibition that features artworks from Indonesian female artists that define women through their masterpieces. In a corner, there are rows of paintings titled in French, such as En Attendant or Entre Plusieurs with various textures and colors through floral and woven patterns and woven. Not far from them, a tall, slender lady dressed in white with a French accent that accentuates herself as an artist. She is Ines Katamso, a half French – half Indonesian painter that breathes a fresh air in Indonesian art scene.

FEBYAN RUSTANDY

Text VANYA GABRIELA SUJANTO | Photos FEBI RAMDHAN

Febyan spent most of his childhood growing up in the melting pot of disparate rhythms and cultures that is Singapore before moving to Michigan where he continued his graduate studies- majoring in Economics with a minor in business as well as biology. He grew up observing his father, Tandean Rustandy, CEO of PT Arwana Citramulia TBK, while acting as their Head of Communications. Highly influenced by his father’s Arwana brand - a brand name that signifies quality and affordability - Febyan gave breath to a new efficacious brand, Valle del Cielo. The Resort and Winery, Valle del Cielo is located right on the border of Marche and Abruzzo in Central Italy.

MICHELLE ALPHONSA

Text ANNISA LAKSMINTARI | Photos RUDI SULISTYA | Styling GRISSELDA PHERRY | Make-up RERE HOU | Hairdo SRIISWANTI

Budding young fashion designer Michelle Alphonsa aims to leave a mark in the fashion industry with her meticulous beadwork and beautiful gowns. Having finished her studies at London College of Fashion and gained work experience with the prestigious Alexander McQueen for 7 months, Michelle Alphonsa Hermijanto knew that she wanted to dive into designing as soon as she returned back home to Jakarta. She started designing gowns in 2016, and established the Michelle Alphonsa boutique in 2018, located in the Setiabudi, Jakarta area. Her prime creations, luxurious dresses in various colors and textures, all with exquisite details, are displayed at the elegant boutique. 


Read the full coverage on our 11th Anniversary Issue, out this April in your nearest bookstores.