Rian Sishermawan a.k.a Barbie Jawa is Anne Avantie’s fans from Bandung, Indonesia. He is one of Indonesian doll designer that make kebayas for barbie. After the press conference, he was interviewed by a lot of medias. I quote his interview from Beritasatu.com and translated it to English
“ In the beginning, I watched Puteri Indonesia 2010 finale where the top 3 contestants wore beautiful kebayas. I still didn’t know who is the designer. But, I liked the kebayas and I tried to make the replicas in Barbie size,“
Top 3 Puteri Indonesia 2010
I am so grateful I could attend my very first fashion show. The fashion show was the celebration of 25 years Anne Avantie’s shows. It was held on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 in Plennary Hall, Jakarta Convention Centre, Jakarta, Indonesia. There were so many Indonesian celebrities; socialites and politicians attend this luxury fashion show. The total of attendee was approximately 4000 people.
Miss Universe in Anne Avantie's Kebaya
The most interesting thing on this show is there were 25 dolls showed during her press conference. All of the dolls wore the replica of her kebayas. Those kebayas were made by my friend, Barbie Jawa. The 25 dolls represented the 25 years of Anne Avantie’s career in Indonesian fashion industry.
Rian is a very humble boy and Anne also admitted it,” I was deeply moved by Rian’s creation. Unfortunately, he is very low profile and very shy to show up in the public”. (quoted from Female Kompas)
In summary, this is the highest achievement in Indonesia’s Barbie Community. I hope we can grow better and more exist in the future.Congratulation to Barbie Jawa! Enjoy your moment!! Go Boy!!!
You can see photos from the press conference by clicking the picture below
Ps: I also did photo shoots with Barbie Jawa's creation few months ago. Here is some the highlights.
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