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Alston Stephanus

Born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia, Alston Stephanus traveled the world and studied extensively in London, England, providing him with a set of global philosophies that influences his every couture creation. Alston defines his designs as a cross between Victorian glamour and Javanese Keraton. He also draws inspiration from wildlife, insects, and nature, turning the world around him into one-of-a-kind, dazzling pieces of wearable art. Spirited, strong and gutsy, Alston's vivid designs are truly pioneering.

Launching Alston into the fashion world, contemporary kebaya designer Anne Avantie collaborated with Alston Stephanus Accessories to create the Miss Universe National Costume for Nadine Chandrawinata, the 2005 Indonesian Miss Universe competitor. A team of silversmiths was able to create a winning combination of crown, scepter, earrings, and brooch, despite having to move locations to a survivor camp due to the major earthquake that struck Jogjakarta in May 2006. The hard work paid off as Indonesia's National Costume took second place in the Miss Universe 2006 National Costume competition in Los Angeles, California.

Creating a different crown every year, Alston Stephanus Accessories is the official crown and accessories designer for the Miss Tourism Indonesia pageant. Most recently, Alston had the privilege of designing the crown for the 2013 Miss Earth Indonesia pageant. Alston collaborated with formalwear fashion designer Rusly Tjohnardi Atelier to create the best National Costume in Asia for the Miss Earth 2013 pageant worn by Nita Sofiani, Miss Earth Indonesia. Alston Stephanus Accessories is now the official Miss Earth Indonesia pageant crown designer as well as the accessories designer for the visiting Miss Earth International.

Alston Stephanus Accessories had the honor of receiving a three-page spread in Vogue Italia, January 2012.  Alston Stephanus Accessories has also been featured extensively in the Asian press and photographed in beauty pageants many times.

 

EVENT TIMELINE

+2015
  • Alston Stephanus Accessories are worn to the New York City Easter Parade by burlesque star Ms Perle Noire (April 2015)
  • Designer Alston Stephanus participated in the Mermaid Parade, Coney Island, New York, USA, dressed in his accessories (June 2015)
  • Designer Alston Stephanus attended Comic Con International in San Diego, California, USA, dressed in his own accessories, he cosplayed as an R2D2/Megaman mashup (July 2015)
  • Disney D23 EXPO Mousequerade Costume Competition, competed in the 'Best of Star Wars' category (August 2015)
  • Belinda Pritasari Jacobsen, Miss Earth Indonesia 2015, is crowed with an Alston Stephanus Accessories crown (August 2015)
  • Alston Stephanus Accessories celebrates its 10 year anniversary (October 2015)
  • Submitted a costume design for the upcoming film Valerian and The City of A Thousand Planets (November 2015)
  • A new Miss Tourism Indonesia 2015 is crowned with an Alston Stephanus Accessories crown (November 2015)
  • +2014
  • Featured Alston Stephanus Accessories in Le Mariage Magazine Pages: 92-93 (January 2014)
  • Featured Alston Stephanus Accessories in Mahligai Magazine ED 31 (February 2014)
  • Alston Stephanus Accessories used by Miss Betsy Rose for performances and promotional material in London, England (March 2014)
  • Featured Alston Stephanus Accessories in Dewi Magazine (June 2014)
  • Alston Stephanus Accessories used in fashion editorial "Going High" in Italian fashion magazine: Drew Editorial, pages 20 & 24 (June 2014)
  • Alston Stephanus Accessories used by Ms. Perle Noire for the Icons and All Stars performances at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender event in Las Vegas, Nevada (June 2014)
  • Official Crown for 1st Miss Earth Indonesia 2014, Sasana Kriya, Jakarta (June 2014)
  • Alston Stephanus Accessories used in Le Mariage Magazine “Un Ballo di Maschera” (October 2014)
  • Alston Stephanus Accessories used by Nadia Hussein for the World Beauty and Fitness Fashion competition at the O2 Arena in London, England (November 2014)
  • Official Crown and Accessories for 1st Putri Pariwisata Indonesia, Sasana Kriya, Jakarta (November 2014)
  • Darth Vader costume design for the HighEnd Magazine – The Masterpiece, Strikes Back: A Fashion Exploration, Jakarta (December 2014)
  • +2013
  • Alston Stephanus Accessories for Miss Tourism Asia 2013 “Reinita Arlin Puspita”,  on ITB Berlin (March 2013)
  • Alston Stephanus Accessories used for the Sublime Boudoir - Seduction of Senses Presents: A Marvellous Adventure event by Miss Polly Rae and Miss Betsy Rose in London, England (May 2013)
  • Alston Stephanus Accessories for The 16th F. Widayanto’s Solo Exhibition, Jakarta (August 2013)
  • Alston Stephanus Accessories for Drupadi Pandawa Diva’s Book by F. Widayanto, Jakarta (August 2013)
  • Official Crown and Accessories for 1st Putri Pariwisata Indonesia, Sasana Kriya, Jakarta (September 2013)
  • Official Crown for 1st Miss Earth Indonesia 2013, Sasana Kriya, Jakarta (October 2013)
  • Crown, Scepter and Earrings for "Nita Sofiani" Miss Earth Indonesia 2013 at the Miss Earth pageant winning Best National Costume in Asia, Versailles Palace, Alabang, Muntinlupa City, Philippines (December 2013)
  • +2012
  • Alston Stephanus Accessories feature article in Vogue Italia, Issue 745 “Global Life” (January 2013)
  • Alston Stephanus Accessories feature article in Emotions – viaggi e cultura, Prima Edizione Anno 2 ni Gennanio 2012 page: 77, Rome, Itali (February 2012)
  • Alston Stephanus Accessories feature article in Ilpunto, Moda page: 118, Rome, Italy (February 2012)
  • Alston Stephanus Accessories feature article in Le Mariage, Fashion Spread “Natural Heritage” page: 86-90, 93, Jakarta (April - June 2012)
  • Alston Stephanus Accessories Press Launching in Milan, Italy (May 2012)
  • Alston Stephanus Accessories used for Sublime Boudoir – Seduction of Sensed by Miss Beeby Rose in Amsterdam, Netherlands (June 2012)
  • Official Crown and Accessories for 1st Putri Pariwisata Indonesia, Jakarta (September 2012)
  • Featured accessories on the cover Naked But Safe Magazine (October 2012)
  • Accessories for Finalist Miss Tourism Universe 2013 from Indonesia Reinita Arlin Puspita at the Miss Tourism Universe pageant in Bangkok, Thailand (December 2012)
  • Alston Stephanus Accessories feature article in La Repubblica, Il Foyer, Tea Falco page: XII, Milano, Italy (December 2012)
  • +2011
  • Accessories for "Yohannes Bridal" in Romatic Bloom, Mulia Hotel, Jakarta (February 2011)
  • Accessories for "Rudy Chandra" In Fashion Parade, Grand Indonesia Shopping Town, Jakarta (February 2011)
  • Accessories for Putri Pariwisata Indonesia In Sophisticated SIX - Le Mariage Magazine, Grand Kemang Hotel, Jakarta (February 2011)
  • Accessories for "Rudy Chandra" In "Masterpiece" HighEnd Magazine, Mulia Hotel Jakarta (July 2011)
  • Le Mariage, The Interview article, Jakarta (April-June 2011)
  • Official Crown and Accessories for 1st Putri Pariwisata Indonesia 2011, Jakarta (September 2011)
  • +2010
  • The Regent, "Jewels in The Crown", London, UK (Summer 2010)
  • Accessories for F.Widayanto "China Dream", Jakarta (February 2010)
  • PS: fashion spread "Shanghai Gesture", Jakarta (February 2010)
  • Registry, fashion spread "The Bold and The Beautiful", Jakarta (February 2010)
  • Accessories for "Yohannes Bridal" in Bandung Wedding Expo, Graha Siliwangi, Bandung,  (March 2010)
  • SwankGlossy, fashion spread "Spotlight Stealer", Jakarta (March-April 2010)
  • Accessories for "Hengki Kawilarang" in Five Star MKE Wedding Exhibition, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Jakarta (April 2010)
  • Le Mariage, Beauty Spread "Beauty Era", Jakarta (April-June 2010)
  • Celeb Magz, Fashion Spread "The Stable Affair", Jakarta (April 2010)
  • Belladonna The Wedding, Your Way In Style, Jakarta (May-June 2010)
  • Beauty & Hair, Fashion Spread "Young & Shine", Jakarta (June 2010)
  • FashionPro, Cover Page, Jakarta (June 2010)
  • Cosmopolitan Bride, Fashion Spread "Spellbinding Elegance", Jakarta (June 2010)
  • Kartini, Pernik "Pesona Bulu pada Aksesori", Jakarta (10-24 June 2010)
  • Official Crown for 1st Kontes Ratu Bunga 2010, Tomohon, North Sulawesi (July 2010)
  • FashionPro, Cover Page, Jakarta (July 2010)
  • Le Mariage, Style Peer "Ingeniously White"and Must Have article, Jakarta (July-September 2010)
  • Registry, Fashion Spread "Sovereign Beauty", Jakarta (Agustus 2010)
  • Beauty & Hair, Beauty Spread "Light To Bright", Jakarta (Agustus 2010)
  • Her World, Fashion Spread "Ragam Hias", Jakarta (Agustus 2010)
  • Female, Fashion Beat "Pendar Lengan", Jakarta (Agustus 2010)
  • Official Crown and Accessories for 1st Putri Pariwisata Indonesia 2010, Jakarta (October 2010)
  • Female, "Desainer Pria Untuk Wanita", Jakarta (November 2010)
  • +2009
  • Accessories for "Rudy Chandra" in Islamic Fashion Festival 2009, Jakarta (May 2009)
  • Official Crown and Accessories for Putri Pariwisata Indonesia 2009, Jakarta (November 2009)
  • Accessories for "Yohannes Bridal" in Bandung Wedding Expo, Graha Siliwangi, Bandung (August 2009)
  • Official Crown and Accessories for 1st Putri Pariwisata Indonesia 2009, Jakarta (November 2009)
  • Accessories for "Rudy Chandra" in Jakarta Fashion Week, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Jakarta (November 2009)
  • Weddingku, "Bewitched" and "The Day Before", Jakarta (November 2009-February 2010)
  • +2008
  • Accessories for "Florence Liem" in Hongkong Fashion Week 2008, Hongkong (January 2008)
  • Accessories for "Soft Opening butik Tag Heuer", Senayan City-Jakarta (February 2008)
  • Accessories for "Yohannes Bridal" in Fashion Show Grand Wedding EXPO 2008, Jakarta (February 2008)
  • Accessories for "Florence Liem" in Jakarta International Expo, Kemayoran-Jakarta (Indonesia Wedding EXPO 2008, March 2008 )
  • Accessories for "Florence Liem" in dewi Wedding ExhibitionShangri-La Hotel, Jakarta (April 2008)
  • Accessories for "Lusy Rahmawaty" in Super Soulmate Show, Studio TV Indosiar, Jakarta (April-July 2008)
  • Five Star MKE Wedding Exhibition "THE JOURNEY OF LOVE", in The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Jakarta (May 2008)
  • Accessories for "White Bridal" from Yohannes Bridal in Five Star MKE Wedding Exhibition "THE JOURNEY OF LOVE", in The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Jakarta (May 2008)
  • Accessories for "Vina Panduwinata" in Konser Vina, Jakarta Convention Center-Jakarta (May 2008)
  • Accessories for "Florence Liem" in Jakarta Fashion and Food Festival, Jakarta (May 2008)
  • Accessories for "Hengki Kawilarang" in Jakarta Fashion and Food Festival, Jakarta (May 2008)
  • Accessories for "Alika Mitari and Pongki" in Cover Demo Album, Jakarta (June 2008)
  • Official Crown and Accessories for 1st Putri Pariwisata Indonesia 2008, Grand Studio Metro TV, Jakarta (July 2008)
  • Participant of Grand Launching High End Magazine "Masterpiece", The Mulia Hotel, Jakarta (August 2008)
  • Accessories for "Dominic Alan" in Fashion Show "Individual Expression", The Four Season Hotel, Jakarta (August 2008)
  • Alston Stephanus Accessories featured in Fiori Magazine, Fashion Spread "Spirit of Four Seasons" (November 2008)
  • Accessories for "Rudy Chandra" in Fashion Exploration 2009, Jakarta (December 2008)
  • Accessories for "Hengki Kawilarang" in Fashion Exploration 2009, Jakarta (December 2008)
  • +2007
  • Accessories for "Lusy Rahmawaty" in Cover Album and Video Clip, Jakarta (January 2007)
  • Accessories for Launching Products of Limited Edition Collection by REVLON, Jakarta (May 2007)
  • Accessories for "Intan Nuraini", Jakarta (Video Clip, May 2007)
  • Accessories for "Taruna K.Kusmayadi" in Jakarta Fashion and Food Festival 2007, Jakarta (May 2007)
  • Accessories for "Alice Iskak" for sponsoring film Kuntilanak 2 (June 2007)
  • Accessories for "Bintang LUX", Jakarta (August 2007)
  • Accessories for "Pemilihan Wajah Femina 2007", Jakarta (August 2007)
  • Accessories for "Rasyida Noor 'Ilma" in Dreamland - Not Just for Imagination, Jakarta (September 2007)
  • Accessories for "Taruna K.Kusmayadi" in Fashion Tendance 2008, Jakarta (November 2007)
  • +2006
  • Accessories for "Vina Panduwinata" for Sports Award 2006, Jakarta (April 2006)
  • Accessories for "Taruna K Kusmayadi" for Fashion Show in Bandung Super Mall - Bandung (April 2006)
  • Accessories for "Taruna K Kusmayadi" for Jakarta Fashion and Food Festival 2006, Jakarta (May 2006)
  • Accessories for "Anne Avantie" & "Axioo Photography" for Harper's Bazaar Wedding Ideas "A Season Of Love - A Wedding Exhibition in Four Seasons Hotel, Jakarta (June 2006)
  • Accessories for "Siti Nurhaliza" in Transkripsi Siti Nurhaliza (July 2006)
  • Accessories for "Nadine Chandrawinata" Putri Indonesia 2005 for Miss Universe 2006 in Los Angeles, USA (July 2006)
  • Accessories for "Launching Products of EBEL (Brazillian)" in Grand Hyatt Hotel, Jakarta (July 2006)
  • Accessories for "Millenia Laundry"
    Accessories for "The Attic Brides" by Dinna Goh in Five Star MKE Wedding Exhibition "EAST MEETS WEST", The Ritz Carlton Hotel, Jakarta (August 2006)
  • Accessories for "Alice Iskak" for sponsoring film Kuntilanak (August 2006)
  • Alston Stephanus Accessories Soft Launching in Shy-Papilon, Jakarta (September 2006)
  • Accessories for "Ramadhani A.Kadir", "Lia Mustafa" & "Nita Azhar" in Charity Night Yogyakarta (September 2006)
  • Accessories for "Ramadhani A.Kadir" in Launching Products of Putih Langsat by Sariayu Martha Tilaar, Mall Kelapa Gading III, Jakarta (September 2006)
  • Accessories for "Ramadhani A.Kadir" in Galeria Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta (September 2006)
  • Accessories for "Taruna K.Kusmayadi" in Jakarta International Expo, Kemayoran-Jakarta (Indonesian Textile & Apparel Fair 2006, September 2006)
  • Accessories for "Taruna K.Kusmayadi" in Fashion Tendance 2007, Jakarta (November 2006)
  • Accessories for "Hengky Kawilarang" in Fashion Tendance 2007, Jakarta (November 2006)
  • Accessories for "Taruna K.Kusmayadi" & "Hengky Kawilarang" in Parade Perancang Mode Indonesia, Jakarta (November 2006)
  • Accessories for "Ramadhani A.Kadir" in Fashion Tendance 2007, Yogyakarta (December 2006)
  • Accessories for "raden Sirait" in Festival Film Indonesia 2006, Jakarta (December 2006)
  • +2005
  • Accessories for "Taruna K Kusmayadi" for Fashion Show Lomba Perancang Mode in Grand Hyatt, Jakarta (September 2005)
  • Accessories for "Taruna K Kusmayadi" for Fashion Tendance 2006 in Bapindo Plaza, Jakarta (December 2005)