There’s no time like the Month of Love to start planning a wedding. While choices of venue, decoration and theme are things of compromise, wedding gown is something that a bride get to pick for herself. Of late, we have noticed the rise of local bridal designers, who look up to big names in the industry, including Naeem Khan and Marchesa, in the process of finding their own identity.
Successful in doing so, local bridal designers are known for their ethereal designs, filled with intricate embroideries and subtle detailing. Fine craftsmanship at its best, indeed. With young socialites forming a beeline to say “I do” in local designers’ masterpieces, we list down 5 of the favourites.
The renowned fashion designer has recently expanded his ready-to-wear bridal line, SebastianSposa, with a flagship store at Plaza Indonesia. The ready-to-wear collections often adopt an international taste that is distinctly Western, with strong European influences. Recognised as an “Asian Couturier Extraordinaire” by the Asian Couture Federation, his bridal gowns feature embroidered Swarovski crystals and hand-sewn sequins.
Address: Jl. Danau Sunter Selatan Blok E8 No. 15A / Plaza Indonesia Galeria, Grand Hyatt Level 3
Telephone: +62 21 6513360
Yefta Gunawan’s career began in late 2010, when he started designing wedding dresses for friends. His popularity grew as other brides-to-be began recognising his work. The designer holds a design philosophy to always get to know his clients in order to design a dress that suits well with their personality and needs.
Address: Jl. Artery Panjang Ruko Golden 8 No. 8M, Jakarta Barat
Telephone: +62 21 7503207
Founded in 2014 by Budi Adji, this designer translates his multi-cultural background into his passionate designs for haute couture. His fashion journey takes him to the UK, Milan, Switzerland, Hong Kong and China, where he pulls inspiration for his designs from his travels. Recognised for his craftsmanship, Budi’s dresses are hand-embroidered with threads and crystals by skilled artisans.
As a graduate from Esmod Jakarta, this designer has made a clear name for himself, as the designer of actress Chelsea Olivia’s wedding dress. He was a finalist of Concours Creation de Mode in Paris 2004 and a finalist of Concours Creation de Bijoux in Paris 2005. Each and every bridal gown he designs is perfected with intricate details for grace.
Address: Jl. Pluit Timur Raya No. 20D, Jakarta Utara
Telephone: +62 21 66675969
This designer started her journey in fashion in 2006, when she began designing evening dresses and eventually unveiled her love for designing wedding gowns three years later. Her humble designs can range from the simplicity of mermaid dresses, to extravagant frocks, complete with intricate details for her broad international clientele.
Address: Jl. Kerinci 8 No. 17, Jakarta Selatan
Telephone: +62 8176002186