Indonesia’s Wedding Fashion

“For these guests at a wedding reception, high fashion means wearing as many different colors, patterns, and sparkles as possible. None of the stress that accompanies finding the right pants to match your shirt is present here, and the result is always interesting, visually stimulating, and surprisingly beautiful.” Gillian Irwin | Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta Special Region

A high school beauty pageant in East Java

“At the annual school beauty pageant, a girl and boy from each section of tenth and eleventh grade represent their class. After strutting down the catwalk in front of the judges, each couple answers questions posed by the previous year’s winners. The entire garden next to the makeshift catwalk teems with their classmates, who are…