A world-class accessories designer Rinaldy Yunardi is a maestro of accessories designer from Indonesia whose works are loved by world-renowned celebrities. Designs for men’s accessories born on December 13, 1970 in the form of tiaras, shoes, earcuffs, earrings, and gloves were worn by celebrities such as Mariah Carey, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Janet Jackson, Taylor Swift, Gal Gatot, Ariana Grande, Shakira, Beyonce, Kylie Jenner to Christina Aguilera. Even Queen of Pop Madonna for the third time using accessories designed by Rinaldy.
In 2018 at the Met Gala which is the most prestigious fashion party event and is held once a year to raise funds for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, United States, Madonna used accessories with the theme ‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination’. The gold-colored headpiece with a silver combination has a cross motif of various sizes. Meanwhile, a silver cross-patterned rosary stands out. Rinaldy’s work has been used by Hollywood celebrities for the third year in a row at the Met Gala.
The headdress accessory made by designer Rinaldy Yunardi was again used by the queen of pop Madonna in the celebration of her 63rd birthday held in Puglia, Italy, using a headpiece from Rinaldy Yunardi entitled “LA VITA E BELLA”. The headpiece has an antique gold color, consists of crystals, zirconia stones that can reflect light and is made of carved metal with a tatah or dodokan system which is a typical method of Indonesian handmade culture. Rinaldy’s success also received recognition from the Hollywood Reporter who included his name in the list of the six most hits accessory designers in Hollywood. “Madonna loves Rinaldy, because it makes her feel like a queen!” How not, the crown is worth US $ 15 thousand or around Rp 224 million.
Another achievement obtained by Rinaldy was Encapsulate which was chosen as the main winner by eliminating 104 finalists from 122 participants from 13 countries in the International World of Wearable Art Awards (WOW) in 2019 in Wellington, New Zealand. In this prestigious event, Rinaldy received awards in two fields at once, namely Art & Fashion. Encapsulate’s work won the main prize, Cosmos’s was crowned the 1st place winner. Encapsulate’s work depicts the situation of global disunity, made of fine raffia rope that is woven and arranged with fine and neat detail accuracy. While Cosmos is designed as a Guardian of the Universe who is responsible for the balance and life of the universe, including the earth.
The achievement of this accessories maestro went through a long and gradual process. This designer who has been working for 25 years has his first work in the form of a tiara made of acrylic pieces, plus sequins, a little crystal and connected using wire and glue. The size is medium but light. Acrylic tiara sells well in the market until finally the opportunity to enter the world of international fashion opened when she met Faye Liyu, one of the founders of public relations firm and fashion consultant The Clique. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in Hong Kong. From Hong Kong, his work traveled to China and finally to the United States.
Rinaldy strongly maintains the manual or handmade production process. According to him, it is the craftsmanship that makes him able to survive as a world-class designer. For Rinaldy, handmade has a higher artistic value and is valuable. The process of making and making references to Indonesian culture has made Rinaldy an asset of the Nation who has made Indonesia proud in other parts of the world.
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