28 April 2010


Barli Asmara is a rising young Indonesian fashion designer. His style is unique, complex, modern, romantic, soft, sensitive, and edgy.
Barli Asmara was born in Bandung. He studied interior design and communication business.
Barli Asmara started his career in fashion in 2002 and called himself as a tailor. He did not dare to proclaim himself as a fashion designer that time because he did not have the characteristics and style and were still guessing around about his style.
In 2006, he started to get famous as he was referred as one of the seven upcoming designers. He then dared to express himself as a fashion designer.
Fashion has been a choice career of Barli Asmara as it is in his blood and fashion has been a big part of his life since his early years. His grandmother was a Sundanese make up artist and his mother is a makeup artist and hairstylist, while two of his aunties, Corrie Kastubi and Poppy Isman, are a fashion designer and a jewelry designer.
The designs of Barli Asmara are quite modern and edgy but complex and detailed as he wants to be unique and different than others, but he is actually an out-going personality and likes to wear casual clothes.
Barli Asmara gets his inspirations to design his clothes through love, affection and travelling. He travels to explore the culture of Indonesia and the creativity of Indonesian art makers.
Barli Asmara believes that his job as a fashion designer is to bring up the beauty of the personality who wears his clothes.
Barli Asmara owns a ready to wear boutique at the Fashion First Design Emporium, Senayan City.
Barli Asmara participated in the Jakarta Fashion Week 2008, Spring Summer 2009 Fashion First, Re-introduction of AMICA magazines event in Plaza Indonesia, Bazaar Wedding Exhibition 2010 at the Four Season hotel Jakarta, etc.
The next target of Barli Asmara is to go international and design kids wear.
Barli Asmara looks at himself as perfectionist as he wants to give the best for his clients. He likes to be simple, neat, and clean.
The favorite fashion designers of Barli Asmara are Karl Lagerfeld, Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs, Viktor Horsting & Rolf Snoeren, Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana, Raf Simons, and Christopher Kane. He adores the products of Gucci, Hermes, Bvlgari and Bottega Veneta. He also likes perfume so much.

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