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August 2018: The Power Issue

What’s inside the Prestige’s August 2018 edition

Editor’s Letter

A Powerful Heritage

There’s no better time to celebrate the power of Indonesia’s heritage in ethnic fabrics than now. For this issue we brought together five of our favourite socialites to talk about why they love the kebaya and why they have so much respect for some of their favourite Indonesian couturiers and fashion designers.

Ayu Rosan tells us why she is never happier than when she is wearing a kebaya. She tells us, in particular, about her admiration for the late Iwan Tirta’s legacy. Actress Laura Basuki says “every time he dresses me up, the result is fantastic” about the creativity of Eddy Betty, master of Indonesia haute couture.

Movie star Marsha Timothy loves wearing homegrown designers on the international red carpet, especially if it’s one of Biyan’s wondrous creations. Lawyer Jessie Setiono says Didiet Maulana’s delicate masterpieces makes her why she is proud to be an Indonesian.

“It took me a long time to get on to social media …eventually, I did it and I’m enjoying it now. I’ve found my own voice” Our cover this month, the star of the new Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Henry Cavill, tells us about his newfound love of social media and his charity works.

On the subject of power and pride in Indonesia and its achievements, we have interviewed some of the nation’s “Power Titans”. Running the national airline is surely one of the most complex leadership tasks imaginable. Pahala Nugraha Mansury, who stepped into the CEO hot seat at Garuda Indonesia last year, met with me for an exclusive interview.

Lestari Moerdijat, Deputy Chairman of Media Group, has held top positions in more than 15 companies. “I’ve always embraced new things and opportunities,” she informs us. Blue Bird Director Adrianto Djokosoetono tells us that he hopes the family-owned business will go international within the next five years.

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Ronald Liem


Photography Simon Emmett / Creative Direction and Production Alvin Goh / Styling Jo Grzeszczuk / Outfit Polo Ralph Lauren / Timepiece Jaeger-LeCoultre / Hair Jacqueline Rathore / Grooming Ailbhe Lemass / Photography Assitants Sam Ford, Tom Frimley, James Frew and Mike Jennison / Styling Assistants Alicia Ellis & Jessie Pan


  1. On the cover: Henry Cavill, the 35-year-old British actor who is known for his role as Superman. A true gentleman, the actor revealed his true self during our interview in a secret photoshoot location.
  2. Get to know real-life super humans: Running big, successful companies requires true vision and tremendous courage. Three of our profiles in this issue have proven themselves in their own fields: Pahala Nugraha Mansury, who moved into the CEO hot seat at Garuda Indonesia last year, Lestari Moerdijat, deputy chairman of Media group, and Blue Bird director Adrianto Djokosoetono, who is determined to take the family-owned business internationally.
  3. In the spirit of National Independence Day, we did a glamorous shoot with five amazing personalities who talked to us about their pride of wearing ethnic fabrics in the modern era—and their favourite Indonesian designers too; Ayu Rosan, Marsha Timothy, Amanda Soekasah, Jessie Setiono, and Laura Basuki.
  4. A gentleman’s code: Find out how to wear the best suit this season through our Strong Suit fashion story.
  5. Autumn/winter 2018 fashion edit: Update your wardrobe with the latest trends in menswear and womenswear!
  6. Going up: Check out our latest review from our travel features. We set off on a journey to beautiful Fjords of western Norway.
  7. Lifestyle updates: From the latest decoration of table settings by Republic of Fritz Hansen and Bluebells, dine at the new Relish Bistro, to stay-in at the Unggasan Clifftop Resort and boutique hotel, the Hari London.
  8. More fashion reports and editorials showcasing the latest collections from premium global brands you love.

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