Indonesian designer Farah Angsana, dedicated her Spring 2011 collection to Ethno Glam, or her journey home. It was her chance to fully adorn tradition textiles with swarvoski crystals, metal sequins and headpieces - walking the fine line between couture-like wearability and ultra-glam bridal.
The show opened with embellished cocktail dresses and corsets; keen to not just to acknowledge Angsana's flashy aesthetic, yet her craftsmanship and ability to create well-made clothing utilizing complicated trims of lace and ostrich feathers. Her draping technique, forced its way as her breadwinner - with an ability to avoid being matronly, but young, outlandish and sometimes extremely short in hemlines.
Angsana managed to cater to more than several colors for her collection - including khaki, blue, bronze, pink, ivory and black- but her highlight came from her green and gold combination on a draped silk-chiffon, swarvoski studded long sleeve Kebaya mini dress - which played nicely as her finale look. Without a doubt, from our eyes, Angsana checked off the to-do's on her list: traditional, young, embellished and somewhat contemporary - but, are we really the judges here?