May I Present…Sapto Djojokartiko
January 16, 2013
Ladies and gentlemen, may I present one of the most innovative and prestigious designers in the fashion industry today. Born on September 27th in Solo, Indonesia, Sapto studied fashion design & pattern making at L’Ecole Superieure des Art et Technique de la Mode, the first fashion school established in France. He also attended the International Fashion University in Indonesia, Esmond Jakarta. His fashion designs boldly fuse surrealism and his cultural influences, creating sophisticated yet fiercely imaginative pieces. The beauty in Sapto’s fashion design brand, launched in 2007, is rooted in his artistic eye and passion to create illustrious designs that stand the test of time.
In 2009 Sapto, launched his highly acclaimed Ready-to-Wear Couture Fashion collection and in 2011 the Elle Style Award named him “Fashion Designer of the Year.” This past 2012 was a prequel of all the great things that are to come for Sapto this year starting with an exclusive fashion spread of Sang Randeng Girah collection in dewi’s January issue; celebrities red carpet & event appearances in the designer’s dresses as well as a spread in Elle Indonesia December 2012 and an article in Marie Claire Indonesia October 2012. His latest Spring/ Summer 2013 designs are inspired by the Vatsu Vidya and were presented at the Dewi Fashion Knights 2012 in Indonesia. His collections encompass ready-to-wear, haute couture, and bridal wear.
So, without further ado may I present, a look into the mind of fashion’s surrealistically bold designer, Sapto Djojokartiko
Q & AWhen you were little what did you want to be?
What’s your favorite piece you’ve made?
What motivated you to fuse art and fashion to create some textured and creative designs?
To elabore the inspiration
What is the longest you’ve spent on a project?
A year, when I create a flysioner collection on 2010
What art piece was the most fun to work on?
The shoe collection for the 2011-2012 couture collection
What’s the latest project you are working on?
Ready to wear collection spring/summer 2013
What inspires you or initiates the inspiration that drives you?
Do you have a process?
Yes, example, watching traditional performing arts
What has been your most recent muse?
My favorite accomplishments:
1. When i realized that i want to a designer 2. When i started the study in fashion 3. When i had my own brand
Favorite thing in nature:
One of your favorite fashion designers:
One of your favorite books:
One of your favorite artist:
One of your movies:
One of your favorite musicians:
Favorite place to design:
Wood and Leather
Was there a time you felt like you were not going to be able to make a living off of being an designer?
What would you advice to others about pursuing their dreams based upon how you were able to manifest yours.
Consistency on what you doing
Cloudy sky and antler
Who/What inspires or moves you?
My culture,my heritage
What’s one of your favorite quotes?
Life is about choices
“Spring/Summer 2013 collection inspired by Vastu Vidya, an architectural foundation and outline with the philospohy that architecture is not just any architecture but it is created to give linear alignment to all aspects of life. The collection were detailed with beading and cut out details that are influenced by the relief, texture and sculpture commonly found on dwelling created with the Vastu Vidya belief.”Courtesy of Sapto Djojokartiko
Spring/Summer 2013 collection on Dewi Magazine January 2013.Dewi magazine January 2013Photographer: Davy Linggar.Stylist: Aldi Indrajaya
Kate Talanova in Sapto Djojokartiko by Nicoline Patricia Malina for Le Mariage Indonesia.
Sapto Djojokartiko Ready to Wear 2012-2013 gold beads and sequins necklaces and belts.
Thank you Sapto for the interview & for adding a VA Va Voomm to the Fashion World.