The famous designer from Indonesia, Rinaldy Yunardi again proved to the world that Indonesia can compete in international competitions in terms of fashion and design. Now the proof is shown at the World of Wearable Arts (WOW) event in Wellington, New Zealand on September 26-28, where Rinaldy won three awards at once, namely the Avant-Garde Award, International Award for the Asian category, and Supreme Award after competing with 108 works finalists from 115 designers from 22 countries.
Rinaldy included two of his best works, Lady Warrior and Fire. During this time, the works of accessory designers born in Medan, North Sumatra are widely used by Hollywood celebrities, from Katy Pery, Madonna, Kylie Jenner, Mariah Carey, Shakira to Nicki Minaj.
WOW is an art design competition to experiment and explore by using various resources to create interesting work. With the victory of Lady Warrior, the committee will make it a WOW theme in 2020.
The Indonesian Ambassador to New Zealand, Tantowi Yahya, expressed his pride and high appreciation for the success of Rinaldy. Rinaldy’s victory at WOW was not the first. In WOW 2017, Rinaldy also won three trophies at a time. “Rinaldy’s achievement feels so special because it happens when the atmosphere in Indonesia is again alarming. This is a big gift for us all,” he said Tantowi who was present at the award ceremony.
The first work, Encapsulate won the General Champion won The Supreme WOW Award, and Champion 1 for the Open category won the Section Award. Secondly, Cosmos won first place in the Avant-Garde category which won the Section Award.
In 2017, Rinaldy managed to set aside 104 finalist works from 122 designers from 13 countries to compete for 37 trophies.
Rinaldy Yunardi’s work in the world of design and accessory art can not be doubted. All of this is proven by the variety of his work that has graced and beautified the appearance of world celebrities. You name it, top celebrities such as Madonna, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Christina Aguilera, Beyonce, to Taylor Swift, have used his works.