Stories

What our alumni says.

Arintha Vysistha

Born and raised in Jakarta Indonesia, Arintha Vysistha pursued her hobby in drawing to then graduate with a Fashion Management major. She is the owner of an urban protective apparel brand called OJKIT and co-owns a fashion brand called AKSU. Arintha currently juggles between personal entrepreneurship ventures along with several freelance works such as graphic design, fashion design and styling. Apart from being a creative enthusiast, she also considers herself who enjoys problem solving ideas and exploring diverse technical skills. She highly believes in being open minded and is keen in paying attention to great details. Her latest notable achievement include; AKSU participating at Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2021, and OJKIT being awarded the Good Design Award 2019 from Japan and Good Design Indonesia Best 2019 from Indonesian Ministry of Trade. -- https://www.instagram.com/a.ks.u/ https://www.instagram.com/ojkit/   [caption id="attachment_467" align="alignnone" width="297"] Ojkit by Arintha[/caption]
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Dr Alana James

Dr Alana James is a Senior Lecturer in Fashion at Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne and is currently Programme Leader for MA Fashion Design. Within her role in the Design Department, she is also module tutor at The BINUS Northumbria School of Design (BNSD) in Jakarta, Indonesia, working closely with the Fashion and Fashion Management final year students. Aside from her teaching responsibilities, she is Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity for Design and will lead the departmental application for the Athena Swan gender equality charter in 2022. Alana’s research explores responsible innovation within the garment supply chain, promoting more sustainable processes in the manufacture and consumption of fashion products. Working with multiple stakeholders, her work aims to create a transparent and accountable value chain, towards a sustainable future for the fashion industry. Since the publication of her PhD in 2015, entitled Influencing Ethical Fashion Purchasing Behaviour, lines of inquiry have continued to explore the diverse approaches possible in the implementation of sustainable practices in the fashion industry. Examples include: utilising zero-waste pattern cutting methods to lead the creative design process, engaging fashion consumers in a transparent business model, how higher education contextualises sustainability as a key design tool and the challenges facing the adoption of circular principles in fashion.   Listen more to her story:  https://youtu.be/9QolLu_etjQ
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Fristine Ameylia

Graduated from Fashion Management, Fristine works on her 4 brands from clothing to bag customisation. -- https://www.instagram.com/_tenunanelok_/ https://www.instagram.com/modni_collect/ https://www.instagram.com/se_ri_na_te/ https://www.instagram.com/a.customstudio/  
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Meta Limesa

After graduated Meta focuses on her clothing brand 'Lebih Dari Tiga'. Aside from her brand, she also works as an Assistant Lecturer.  
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Claresta Pitojo

Graduated from Fashion Management, Claresta Pitojo works as a Stylist and Image Consultant. Formerly she worked for a highly respected Indonesian magazine as a Fashion Editor where she has established valued relationships with both international luxury brands and esteemed local designers. -- https://clarestapitojo.com
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Jessica Hossana

After graduated, she has been actively working in the industry with her 3 brands from cosmetic to shoes - Dr. Gloshé, Sozo, and Regis Bridal Shoes. -- https://www.instagram.com/by.sozo/ https://www.instagram.com/regisbridalshoes/ https://www.instagram.com/dr.gloshe/
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Q&A with Fashion Lecturer: FIKA JULIA

  FIKA JULIA is entrepreneur in fashion of graphics textile brand under hername, Fika Julia is also lectuter for fashion textiles, fashion graphics and promotion and fashion trend forecasting. she was graduated from Birmingham City University with Master of Arts Textile Design.   Q: WHAT is the word of “fashion” according to you? A: Fashion is about how I express myself in clothing. Bold colors and heavy prints is my fav. Q: WHO is your inspiration in fashion? A: Amy winehouse and currently adore Min Ju Kim Q: WHERE did you get your knowledge of fashion beside informal education? A: Mostly from social media, I follow designers, brands, and trend forecaster’s account in instagram. Q: WHEN did you dedice to become fashion lecturer? A: After I graduate my master degree in 2014 Q: WHY do you want to be fashion lecturer? A: Because I want to share my knowledge in Textile design for the fashion industries and also I want to keep the newest current trends or issues from students. Q: WHOM do you pursue your passion for fashion? A: My parents especially my belated father 😊 he was my number one supporter since i was a kid. Q: HOW can you stay inspired? A: By keep doing what i like, drawing and designing pattern/motifs.
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Q&A with Fashion Lecturer: AMANDA PRIHUTOMO

  Amanda Prihutomo S.T., M.A. is experienced lecturer with a demonstrated history of working in the fashion industry. Skilled in Fashion Design & Branding, Fashion Editorial and Styling. Strong arts and design professional with a Master of Arts (MA) focused in Fashion Design from Kent Institute of Art and Design. Q: WHAT  is the word of “fashion” according to you? A: Fashion for me is a form of art that very close to our everyday life. It’s how we communicate our image to others and translate it into the art of dressing up, the fancy place we dine, the crowd of interest to our ultimate travel destination. All is about Fashion! Q: WHO is your inspiration in fashion? A: Mostly the designer that inspired me are in the 20’s, the beginning of modern woman era. From the liberation cocoon silhouette of Paul Poiret to the revolutioner woman dressing by Coco Chanel. I also drawn into genius works of John Galliano, Alexander mcQueen and Yohji Yamamoto. Q: WHERE did you get your knowledge of fashion beside informal education? A: Although my experience as Fashion Editor for several international magazines like Cosmopolitan and Elle gave me many insights of the industry, I started my fascination for fashion through my uni day back in 2002. I studied at Kent Institute of Art and Design for my Fashion Master degree in Rochester, England. As student back then, I’ve experience many projects related to fashion like backstage team for London base designer like PREEN and working as assisted designer for ISSA London. My London days of fashion was an experience I value dearly and shaped my design perspective. Q: WHEN did you decide to become fashion lecturer? A: After a decade of working in fashion magazine and became professional stylist for local designers and multinational brand like L’oreal Paris and various Unilever brands, I dreamt to have some outlet to share my experience. So when Binus ask me to be a part-time lecturer in 2013,  it led to the beginning of my teaching carrier.  Q: WHY do you want to be fashion lecturer? A: Fashion is alway about  “Zeitgeist”, the spirts of generations. By becoming a lecturer, I found out that I’m actually really close to the source of the new waves of fashion. The fashion students always bring the enthusiast and new potential design, so I’m not just sharing my knowledge of fashion to them but also learning new perspective from them. The teaching and learning process becomes an exciting yet humbling experience for me.  Q: WHOM do you pursue your passion for fashion? A: Miss Ratna Paramita, HOP of Fashion Design at Binus Northumbria University. When she started to build the School of Fashion, I joined her team as the Deputy HOP. We share the same vision, that good education in Fashion will create a better Fashion Industry in Indonesia. Fashion Design in BNSD received the 1st accredited Fashion BA Degree in Indonesia by DIKTI.  Couldn’t be more proud to be a part of the team that received an A accreditation, in the following 4 years. I always think we set a good start, right? Q: HOW can you stay inspired? A: The book “You Can Find Inspiration in Everything” by Paul Smith may be can bluntly explain how I find my daily doze of inspiration everyday. You can try to read it, may be you get inspired too ;)
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Lecturer Profil Chris Hodge

He is Senior Lecturer in Fashion Communication, having worked in all areas of the fashion department at Northumbria for over 20 years. After graduating from Kingston University with a degree in Fashion Design in 1992 with a degree in Fashion Design, I worked for a variety of British High street stores, before moving to New York where I worked in Fashion Trend Consultancy and Colour Forecasting for three years. His teaching specialisms are, Photography, Film and Concept Development, trend forecasting, styling and art direction. He loves magazines and contemporary fashion publishing. He is currently studying an MA in Creative Writing. His research interests include :-   Masculinity and gendered dress in fashion and football culture. Crafting outside the rules / Mindless Making Combining international artisanal crafting with sports cultures. Photographic representation of the 'Male' Garment and Accessory making and customisation.
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