A Tale of Success with Peggy Hartanto

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Written By
Annisa Puspa Andira

Edited By
Fazrah LR Heryanda

Photograph By
Fadhli Zaky

A saying that determination and hard work become an inevitable formula to produces success is definitely not wrong at all. And this has proven by Peggy Hartanto, a designer who’s the work has been known on a global scale that combined with original and authentic works the road to success should be wide open. Her distinctive design can put her name as one of the noteworthy local fashion designers to watch for. It’s a long journey to, but Peggy doesn’t hesitate to share the tale of her success.

“I started my fashion career during my study in Australia when I landed an internship at Collette Dinnigan—one of the well-known fashion and interior designers in Australia,” as Peggy remembered her rookie days. After she spends her time interning, eventually she’s ended up with a job in production section and quality control of Collette Dinnigan. Her days working in Collette Dinnigan gave plenty of lessons to learn and strengthened Peggy’s skill as a fashion designer. With her determination to fulfill her passion, Peggy finally left Collette Dinnigan and started her clothing line, PEGGY HARTANTO.

The establishment of the PEGGY HARTANTO brand in 2012 was the first step for Peggy to spread her wings as a fashion designer. Shortly after established her brand, Peggy got offered to show her debut collections in Jakarta Fashion Week as a Raffles College of Design and Commerce alumni. “We—Peggy and team thought that this show would be a perfect chance for us to show our first collection of the ready-to-wear label,” said Peggy. Her decision was right considered today PEGGY HARTANTO has become a celebrated local fashion designer.

‘Daring in its simplicity’ becomes Peggy’s motto to be applied in her work since day one. To translate the motto into her design, Peggy truly put her effort and work her design attentively.   “We took our step by step process very seriously, especially the pattern making. I did the pattern myself, to ensure that every single fit of the dress will fall perfectly on every woman. Since the style of our collection is effortless and minimalist, it’s highly important to make sure that the fit is perfect” explain Peggy about her creative process in every collection she made.

(Photo Source: Peggy Hartanto SS19 Pandora)

Given her success today, she has carved plenty of achievements that should be appreciated. This 31-year-old woman has received tons of awards both from national and international. Peggy Hartanto listed on the 30 Under 30 ‘The Arts’ by Forbes Asia in 2016. Of all the awards she had achieved, Peggy shared her most unforgettable award “One of the most memorable moment was when our brand picked as the nominee of The International Woolmark Prize, one of the most prestigious awards in the fashion industry worldwide representing Indonesia.” Alongside with her awards, Peggy’s collection has been worn by several Hollywood A-list, like Bella Thorne, Demi Lovato, Gigi Hadid, Awkwafina, Giuliana Rancic and name a few.

“Always be kind to people”

Under her undeniable success, Peggy always believes to know oneself, what we want, and where do we want to go are essential to achieve success. Not only that, in order to reach the possibility of great accomplishment, it’s crucial for us to be ready to invest our time and hard work in any work we do. She proved that a combination of excellent work attitude and originality would be rewarded by overflow success. Also, she added a little reminder while we are chasing the dream to succeed, “Always be kind to people.”