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This is the first large scale solo exhibition dedicated
to the works of fashion designer Auguste Soesastro,
celebrating the first 15 years of his career.
His quiet manner of working has kept him under
the radar with a cult following of extremely discreet
clients. Soesastro is indisputably one of the most
important fashion designers from the region, known
for his no fuss - architect’s precision - minimalist
interpretations of Indonesian inspired designs.


This exhibition features fashion works from the first
debut in New York 2009 to the present. Also artworks
that are in relation to the practices of dressmaking
and pushing the limits of pattern making are on
show. Included in this exhibit is a video recording
of his latest project Architecture of Cloth 2:
Singularity with live performances each weekend.


Three separate yet related sections of the exhibition
feature the themes of Njawani, Architecture and
Minimalism, all rooted in stories of his family history
and personal life journey of identity struggles,
migration and cultural assimilation. “Dayaningbudi”
or “force of subtleness”, embodies the quiet battle
to disrupt social conventions and break down
stereotypes of racial identity and class.

Graphic Designer      

Sadiah Boonstra
Reuben Tourino


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Photos and videos from the exhibition ꦢꦪꦤꦶꦁꦧꦸꦢꦶ force of subtleness
a multimedia fashion exhibition
The Warehouse, Plaza Indonesia, Level 5, Jakarta, Indonesia
15th Aug – 10th Sep
Photos and videos © Noone

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