I was thrilled to have been able to attend TOTON's show during Jakarta Fashion Week when I was in Jakarta in October this year. The show was a highlight for my fashion experience in the Indonesian capital, which is why I am placing the designer behind TOTON the label on designer spotlight on my blog.

Toton Januar was born in Makassar (also known as Ujung Padang, a port city on eastern Indonesia’s Sulawesi island). Early on his life, Januar developed an adoration towards arts and design, and went on to continue his career, obtaining a degree in Media Broadcasting while also working on fashion in Jakarta. He also broadened his fashion and arts knowledge by taking a course on Fashion Study at Parsons New School of Design in New York.

The label TOTON was developed by Januar as a result of modern women's seek for individuality in terms of contemporary fashion.

All photos used are from TOTON FW 16 collection, available on the brand website (here)