Tex Saverio graced the Indonesian fashion scene when couture dresses from his debut collection were chosen by Lady Gaga for a photo shoot with Harper's Bazaar in 2012. Since then, the young designer has continued to make a name for himself internationally. Celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Laura Vandervoort have been spotted wearing his creations. And one of the most famous of all Tex Saverio’s creation so far, the elaborate silver wedding gown worn by American actress Jennifer Lawrence in the 2013 film "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire."
Tex Saverio has also been busy establishing his ready-to-wear label TEXSAVERIO Jakarta in the past few years. "But couture has always been my thing, it's the right time for me to present my creations to Indonesian creative and fashion industry,” said the couture designer. The couture collection was launched in the ballroom of Raffles Hotel in Jakarta on Wednesday 25 May, 2016 with a fashion show themed "ABSOLUTEX," with premium vodka brand Absolut Elyx supporting the gala show.
The theme ABSOLUTEX was brought with the message that a process is an important step that must be followed, in order to obtain an absolute work of creation. The show opened with white couture dresses adorned the runway. Each of them are exquisitely glamorous. When you really look at the dresses, beneath the fantastical masks and headpieces by Rinaldy A. Yunardi, the gowns are surprisingly simple and wearable. In their place are aesthetically tailored dresses that flattered the models' physiques. Each of them is built upon fine materials and discreetly embellished with hand-embroideries, crystals and sequins. Indeed, because this couture show has been prepared for two years since 2014. "Fashion is in the DNA of Absolut Elyx," said Edhi Sumadi, managing director of Pernod Ricard Indonesia, the company that distributes the vodka in Indonesia. "This show is a manifestation of our appreciation to the talented young designers like Tex Saverio. We've collaborated with many top fashion designers around the world. And we believe the best couture designer in Indonesia right now is Tex Saverio, " Edhi continued.
"Through this fashion show I want to give motivation to the whole creative industry, especially in the fashion world to continue to have a passion to be creative and produce great creations, because Indonesia has an incredible creative potential," said Tex Saverio. He presented 37 evening dresses of black, white and silvery hues that evening, with his design style that are always modern, futuristic and classy. And Tex Saverio truly showed his growth as a talented couturier in the Indonesian fashion scene.
Photos by Yofi Pradana