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Auguste Soesastro

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.

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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