Monday February 1, 2021

Courtesy of: Literali Media To many 2020 has been a year of sorrow, catastrophes, and of course a global pandemic. However, as days and months passed us by, we as individuals slowly began embracing the silver lining teachings of change, justice, and hope from this year. Through his fundamental curriculums from this awakening year, fashion photographer and debuting director, Reinhardt Kenneth envisioned an opportunity to create a piece, spotlighting an imperative message of “finding hope, through unity, in times of adversity”. In partnership with none other than his own mother – Indonesian fashion designer, Diana M. Putri of Diana Couture, the dynamic duo sought out to visualize an untapped concept through a fashion film. A film unlike any other, highlighting the traumas and tragedies of 2020 through a metaphorical perspective of coming together to find hope. Powered by Aston Martin Bangkok, the fashion film premiered at Thailand Fashion Week S/S 2021with heaps of heart to spread a universal love language of hope and unity to individuals from all walks of life. Setting out on his directorial debut, Reinhardt approached his lifelong collaborator and mother, Diana with a design request to create pieces that feel like “there’s a ball in the apocalypse, mask included” – the rest was history. While the film features a more dramatic yet literal approach to the vision, Diana projected to combine her two strongest suits: the elegant and the daring. She strived to create pieces that still fit the “Diana Couture woman” yet embody the concept of apocalypse. The entire collection featured 13 bodysuits with corresponding face masks in affluent textiles ranging from bandages, faux leather, Swarovski crystals, metallic studs, iridescent leather, and the finest taffeta and tulle. The opulent yet fierce outfits were then refined with 3D encrusting, ruffling, and...... Read more on Full Issue!

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