PARIS, Jan 26, 2014/ — In the spirit of Old Hollywood combined with the colors of Napa Valley, Didit Hediprasetyo deconstructs the elegance of the 1950s then reconstructs it to come up with a retro-modern collection that is very subtle in its eroticism yet bold in its statement of femininity.
There are straight shoulders, emphasized waists, and straight cuts. There is bare flesh revealed through a low neckline, and the volume of an A-line skirt light as air. Perched on her kitten heels, the Didit Hediprasetyo’s woman sinks into a mood that is sensitive and sensual rather than overtly sexy.
A slender vine in a chic jumpsuit consisting of a lambskin shirt-front and trousers that come in Prince of Wales check, houndstooth of Songket (a traditional handwoven Indonesian brocade), she wraps herself in a swansdown and leather bomber jacket embroidered with leaves and vine shoots.
The luxury touch is even seen in a sporty feel – though the couture expertise has no whiff of the ordinary – where masculine fabrics give class to fitted trousers that emphasize the waist and give a slight curve to the hips through a draped pleat.
Photos courtesy of Didit Hediprasetyo