NurZahra 'Layers of Fidelity' Lookbook:
NurZahra's Fall 2014 collection 'Layers of Fidelity' was recently presented in one of the famous fashion week in Asia: Mercedes Benz Tokyo Fashion Week on March 19, 2014.
The designer behind this collection, Windri Widiesta Dhari, aims to create modest yet stylish attire for Muslim women with her NurZahra line.
As an Indonesian and a Muslim, I'm proud of NurZahra.. not many line/label which specifically dedicated for Muslim women could reach famous International runways. Also, as an Indonesia based brand, it could has a runway show in, which recognized globally, Tokyo Fashion Week.
As for this Fall, Dhari placed a major emphasis on layering. She kept her silhouettes relaxed, working various combinations of straight pants, tunics, jackets and maxidresses. The collection was showing a strong ethnic impression a la NurZahra using its signature Shibori colouring technique (Japanese tie-dye) incorporated with Indonesia Batik techniques for creating intricate prints inspired by Islamic architectural elements. Blue indigo, mustard yellow, opaque green, and beige were the primary hues.
While each look featured a head scarf, Dhari got creative to mix-and-match some of these fabulous headscarves with a series of wide, wrap-around hats reminiscent of “The Flying Nun,” as well as a few riffs on traditional Dutch caps, and created distinctive yet sophisticated looks.
I really love this strong character of NurZahra in its designs and the natural colours using in its Fall 2014 collection.. ;)
Diaz Parzada, direktur kreatif Jakarta Fashion Week, also said “According to specialists from the Centre for Fashion Enterprise in London, who are the advisors of Indonesia Fashion Forward program, the designs of NurZahra, using organic materials which show natural colors, wholly match Southern European and Japanese consumers. It is the Moslem wear version of Emporio Armani and Max Mara“. Wow.. cool! ;)
Here are some NurZahra's looks I love from the Tokyo Fashion Week's runway:
See the complete collection from the runway here.