Famed Indonesian designer Zaskia Sungkar will show her latest collection at Couture Fashion Week New York in her premiere appearance at the prestigious event. The fashion show will be held at 4:00 pm on Saturday February 14, 2015 in the Broadway Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, 1605 Broadway, in the heart of the Big Apple. Zaskia Sungkar is a well-known celebrity in the world of Indonesian entertainment, film and television.
After establishing her career in the entertainment industry, she discovered her other passion: fashion. She has gone on to pursue her love of fashion with the launch of her signature Zaskia Sungkar label. Zaskia Sungkar boutiques can be found in a number of cities in Indonesia and neighboring countries.
For her debut at Couture Fashion Week in New York,
Zaskia Sungkar will present her latest collection
entitled “Mandalika”, inspired by the grace and
beauty of Princess Mandalika, a mythical character
from legends told in Nusa Tenggara Barat, a province in Indonesia.
Zaskia Sungkar’s designs use only the finest
handmade fabrics, both woven fabrics and the
famous songket brocade fabrics native to Nusa
Tenggara Barat. These exquisite and intricate fabrics
are made by hand with a special wooden tool
requiring exceptional skill and labor by the artisan
weavers. It can take around a month to make a piece
of fabric 3 meters (about 10 feet) long, and the total
processing time can be about 3 months, depending on the color details and pattern or motif of the fabric.