Graduating with great recommendation from Esmod Paris in 2001, Priyo Oktaviano started his grand fashion adventure at the House of Balenciaga Paris. Working in a couture house didn't hinder the talented designer from pursuing his own name. Priyo was a finalist in the prestigious Concours CISEAUX WIZO au Bains Douches-Paris and Concours Jeunes Createurs 2001 Pronuptia Paris. In 2002, he was awarded the 4th Place in European Competition for Textile and Fashion Design of the Region APOLDA 2002-Germany and won 1st place in exchange designer category. In 2008, he joined Yayasan Cita Tenun Indonesia, an organization committed to preserve as well as to develop the heritage of Indonesian woven textiles.
Priyo's modern sense of style brings everything to a whole new dimension. Bright and trendy with unusual cutting and silhouette. The truly asian influence are hard to miss in the details, reminiscent of the old culture, while is pops of color defines everything in a today's perspective. A true feast of the eyes. Priyo's collection proves that hand woven craft transcends generation and culture. He was awarded as Indonesian Fashion Designer of The Year in ELLE Awards 2009 last March, in conjunction with ELLE Indonesia 1st Anniversary.