Great Gatsby in John Pria Dress

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Designers are the celebrities of the fashion industry. Everyone aspires to be one and that is the story behind this LBD meets Great Gatsby inspired dress designed by a dear friend John Rio Pria. Being one of the promising and rising designer in the metro, Pria, as what his friends call him, epitomizes effortless elegance in every person he dresses with his design.


“I’m all about classic cuts and details, the dress was clearly inspired by Karl Lagerfield’s iconic LBD. I want to take my own version of it and make it more modern,” said Pria when asked what inspired him in creating the Black Gatsby dress.


As he channels his vision in reviving the 1920’s fashion in his sculptural approach in clothing design, he was able to create a timeless piece in clean silhouette that never compromises art over wearability. A lesson he learned from the designers that inspires him, Karl Lagerfield and Donna Karan.


I was honest about my reluctance in wearing body hugging or body con dress because I believe I do not have that curves to flaunt, but being someone who can transform a duck into a beautiful swan, I put my trust in him when he played as my fairy god mother for that night. Wearing a well-tailored piece with a hint of minimalistic chic, wrapped in fur coat and carrying a black minaudiere, all styled by him. Thank you for bringing out this air of sophisticated simplicity in me.




For more information about his designs, check out his Spring/Summer Collection here.
And for design inquiries, contact: 09177002902.