Today's post is going to be about a mini interview following a story of a newcomer local independent fashion designer making his way to the growing industry of fashion. Anugrah Prabowo is an independent fashion designer based in Makassar, a capital city of South Sulawesi province in Indonesia. You may already know him from his clothing line, Dulce Tentacion. If not,then you might want to keep reading.
Dulce Tentacion translate Sweet Temptation in Spanish language specializes in woman's clothing that are trendy and wearable for everyday use. Bowo, a nickname he use, as the founder and designer of Dulce Tentacion, believes in simple-but-chic personality which showcased in his designs. He is also a believer of straightedge lifestyle, a commitment never to drink, smoke, free sex, and do drugs, which serves him as a good example to follow among the youths.
Here's the summary of the interview I did with him
HOW DID YOU GET INTO DESIGNING?
Fashion has always been my passion, I originally can't draw or illustrate whatever design I have in my mind so I carry out the design with software and then with the designs, I started out my own clothing line to personify my idea of fashion.
WHAT IS DESIGNING TO YOU?
Designing for me has its own highs and lows in terms of creativity and producing it, it requires a lot of passion and hard work, and a designer must able to mix and match different patterns and materials to experiment. It is an art work and must be appreciated.
HOW DO YOU SPOTS TREND? AND WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR INSPIRATIONS FROM?
Trend is always growing and has always been a part of everybody's life. I'm sure everyone want to be trendy, so as the inspiration of my design, I get them from observing people and also with the help of internet and entertainment news, whether it from the magazines or movies.
WHO DO YOU DESIGN FOR?
I design mainly for women bcause women's fashion is unlimited and more colourful compare to the men's world. But maybe in the future, I might do design aswell for men and kids.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TREND/PIECE RIGHT NOW?
I am currently leaning towards British trend that are simple, casual, but look really high class.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FABRICS/MATERIALS/PATTERNS YOU LIKE TO WORK WITH?
My favorite fabric right now is the Navajo prints, which is a Native-American prints. I also like to work with cotton/polyester materials.
HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE YOUR CITY'S FASHION?
Hmm, I think fashion in my city (Makassar) isn't really huge and a bit boring, and it is a bit hard to experiment in fashion here because majority of people in my city is rather slow accepting trends and is rather traditional. That is why I create my clothing line to help my city grow in terms of fashion so maybe someday it could be a capital city of fashion in Indonesia, replacing Jakarta.
WHAT DO YOU DO IN YOUR FREE TIME OUTSIDE OF DESIGNING?
When I'm not designing, I would be taking care of the production of my design because as for now, I do everything manually. Other than that, I would be studying to finish my study, I am currently studying Economy in a private university, and now in my last semester. I wish to fnish it as soon as possile to fully concentrate on Dulce Tentacion. Oh, I am also looking for a life partner. Hahaha, yes this is a self promotion.
TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOUR CLOTHING LINE?
Everything in Dulce Tentacion is produce manually and the production for every piece is intentionally limited for the exclusivity. It is affordable but the materials and fabrics, rest assure, isn't the cheap kind of materials. Dulce Tentacion is also always welcoming fresh talented woman in passion of modelling and endorse these young talent to become our angels. To describe in 5 words, Dulce Tentacion is Chic, Trendy, Affordable, Exclusive, and High Class.
WHERE CAN READERS BUY YOUR CLOTHES/FIND YOUR CLOTHING LINE?
For now you can look through DT's timeline in Twitter @DTcollection and Instagram @DTENTACION. Also you can add DT via Blackberry pin: 2603D913 or contact me straight away to +628114165007. Official website and a store is in progress so it is not yet available for now. I do hope it will finish soon! Let's wish so.
ARE THERE ANY THOUGHTS OR ANYTHING ELSE I DIDN'T ASK YOU WOULD LIKE THE READERS TO KNOW?
I just would like to say that keep supporting everyone around that has creativity because it can bring forward a good future for our country. Don't only be a consumptive person, do something corresponding with your passion.
Also for the young talented models, can always contact me for a chance to work with Dulce Tentacion and be the model for DT's seasonal catalogues and I am also looking for working partner to collaborate with.
A QUALITY I DESIRE IN A WOMEN/MEN: A modest and humble women with a good sense of humour, same faith, and most importantly, the one that can love my mother as much as I love her.
COUNTRY WHERE I WOULD LIKE TO LIVE: NYC!
FAV MOVIES: Action Comedy, Comedy, Action, and Sci-fi
FAV MUSIC: mostly anything danceable
COLOURS I PREFER: I LOVE BLUE COLOUR
FLOWERS I PREFER: hmm not sure, maybe roses.
PETS I PREFER: Cats and Dogs, I really want a british shorthair cat and a husky siberian dog
FAV SUPER-HEROES: Spiderman
FAV FOOD: Nothing spesifically as long its healthy and delicious
WHAT/WHO I DISLIKE THE MOST: Backstabbers, I hate them. And those that never appreciate the work of others
LIFE MOTTO: Stay in Orbit! Dont let another people steal your dream
5 ITEMS YOU ALWAYS CARRY EVERYWHERE WITH YOU: My wallet, my gadgets, a camera, gadgets charger, and ATM cards