Born in Surabaya-Indonesia, Biyan Wanaatmadja’s formative years were spent at Muller & Sohn Privatmodeschule in Dusseldorf (Germany) and The London College of Fashion (England) where he was graduated as a fashion designer.
He started to produce and retail his own design in a small atelier in Surabaya-Indonesia, which then formalized as his first clothing line BIYAN for women in 1984 and followed by his second line STUDIO 133 BIYAN in 1985.
In 1999, as a collaboration with his business partner he introduced (X)S.M.L; a more urban street wear line targeted to a younger generation; which is now one of the largest fashion retailers in Indonesia. His most recent venture was in 2005 when he launched BIYAN Bride.
BIYAN collection is described as romantic, classic, and sophisticated, whereas the juxtaposing interplay between fabric, texture, color and form, of taut tailoring and hyper-romanticism are strong signature to the brand.
What makes BIYAN so special is the refined quality craftsmanship of beautiful embroidery, intricate beading techniques and its original silk prints as it is a commitment to his design aesthetic and vision.