MAJOR REBEL, commonly known as MR, is a fashion line founded in 2012 by duo enigmatic designer, Chika Riznia and Akbar de Wighar. Today the company designs and retails ready-to-wear, leather goods, fashion accessories, footwear, timepieces, fragrance, make-up, and custom products while also maintaining its tradition as a creator of recognized Black Rose.
While the MAJOR REBEL label remains largely for women’s offerings, the company also operates the Knight Shadow division for adult, Monokrome for sport wear, Stoneage label for childrenswear and Royal for an exclusive custom clothes, including long dress and gown. All Product are sold throughout its portfolio of retail stores worldwide, as well as through its online store via majorrebel.com
A pleasure for cutting a paper and shaping it into an outfit, bringing 5-year-old girl chosen to be a fashion designer as a way of life in the future, and the girl’s name is Chika Riznia.
In 2006, when the global financial Crisis often referred, the first semester to Chika begin classes at The Jakarta Art Institute, majoring in fashion design. Even despite the obstacles and pressures every semester, she was able to handle it, because since she was born, she had lost her mother and then followed her father who died when she was in college, from childhood Chika brought up by her aunt and uncle who considers as her own parents.
Since 2009, while still a college student, Chika felt it was time to live independently and no longer burdening her aunt and uncle, and finally she worked to finish college. She lived her early life in a way to receive orders to sew clothes from her friends, she kept doing it until she was tired. In 2010, Chika met her college friend, Akbar de Wighar or also known as Berydw. When he still working as a designer at the television network company in Jakarta, Berydw see the potential talent within Chika in fashion field, so he tried to approach his vision with her, it took a year for all of that realized.
Early 2011, Chika approved joint the idea of Berydw to make their own fashion brands, with a concept that describes the struggle, they use the word “Rebel”, and with the spirit of the differences they gave the brand “MAJOR REBEL”. In 2012, their mission realized, Chika focus to creating the product and Berydw focus to developing the brand, so he left his job in television network company and founded KARTENZ, an entertainment company that producing a computer animation character. Now, the collaboration between KARTENZ and MAJOR REBEL make a bridge that creativity could become a reality.
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KARTENZ brings family entertainment and media enterprise with three business segments: Media Networks, Theme Parks and Studio Entertainment.
Kartenz Studios is an American computer animation film studio based in Santa Monica. Founded on March 3, 2012, the studio created a three fictional character named Mr.B, Joke, and Shinta that producing for virtual band feature films with stage name, CHUCKILL.
Originally was founded by Akbar de Wighar and his brother in 2012 after he left his post as Designer of television network company. He set up a studio at the beginning from his mother’s kitchen, the studio was production for advertising company until expanding to production own animated character. Now, Kartenz Studios became a subsidiary of film division from KARTENZ Company.