Vivian Darlene is an undergraduate from Fashion Design and Textiles at Lasalle College of the Arts specializing in Creative Pattern Cutting and Tailoring. As a creative, she is interested in contemporising culture and developing craftsmanship to create a connection between the garment and the wearer. A hint of playfulness is also her approach to offer one’s identity and engagement.
Vivian Darlene Utomo believes in communicating playfulness through design in order for the audience to be interested and feel enjoyment through the garment. Playfulness breaks and challenges a structured way of thinking. It also offer a personality and identity for the designer and wearer.
As we move to the digital era, traditions and cultures always get lost in the process of changes. Anyar aims to celebrate Javanese culture and tradition in the midst of modernisation. By using laser cut to create shapes and textures referencing Javanese culture, it brings in industrialism and new technology that creates a global conversation of culture through craftsmanship. It has also challenged the idea of culture. This collection shows femininity through an all-white garments and small details that is used. By creating a new culture, a new tradition and a new meaning, it can create an engagement with the wearer that will lead to a long-lasting garments.