THE LIMELIGHT: Jacqueline Loekito
[MIKARA] Bright colors will always allure my eyes and you've seem to find a color that suited your collection in a very stylish manner. What was the inspiration behind it?
[JACQUELINE] I wanted to abolish the obvious, baby boy wears blue baby girls wear pink. And it was actually the opposite back in 1940s. So I wanted to push men wear pink again.
[MIKARA] What gives you the momentum, the stride to create any piece you design?
[JACQUELINE] Dreams and observations.
[MIKARA] When was the moment you knew you wanted to be a fashion designer?
[JACQUELINE] When I was 8 yrs old
[MIKARA] What are the aesthetic elements you want to create for your evolving brand?
[JACQUELINE] I've always been into genderless clothing so for me this topic will always be important for me - I want men and women to have the same freedom of dressing.
[MIKARA] What does fashion mean to you?
[JACQUELINE] It gives me everything and it makes me wake up in the morning.
[MIKARA] As you continue to build your brand, how do you want your clients to view your clothes?
[JACQUELINE] I want my clients to come to me when they want something fun and brave.
[MIKARA] In 3-5 words, describe Jacqueline Loekito?
[JACQUELINE] Gender fluid, bold and fun.
[MIKARA] What luxury brands do you look up to?
[JACQUELINE] Jacquemus, Jean castelbajac.
[MIKARA] In the next 5 years, where would you like to see yourself?
[JACQUELINE] To wake up in the morning and work for my own company.