The Jakarta Post
Up to 32 new collections are set to be displayed at the event, including combinations of 'sasirangan' and 'pagatan' fabrics applied to dresses, tops and bottoms and outer wear adorned with accessories from South Kalimantan. (Shutterstock/File)
Indonesian designer Vivi Zubedi is set to present South Kalimantan fabrics locally known as sasirangan and pagatan at the New York Fashion Week: The Shows on Feb. 11.
She is set to be the only designer of modest fashion at the event this year, according to news agency Antara.
Collaborating with the Muslim fashion network HIJUP, the designer – who is famous for her abaya (a long, loose black cloak covering the body from shoulders to feet) design – will highlight "Urang Banua" as the show's theme, which relates to the place where she found the gorgeous aforementioned fabrics.
"The fabrics' unique colors and beautiful look are the result of the hard work and passion of the artisans," she said in Jakarta on Wednesday.
On September 2017, I proudly presented my first debut at New York Fashion Week First Stage, the one and only official New York Fashion Week in NYC held by IMG, showcasing my collection “Makkah, Madinah, Jannah”. With every collection created by traditional Indonesian fabric, this collection also symbolizes my belief in world of equal love between all cultures. - In the next season of New York Fashion Week, I am very excited to announce that VIVI ZUBEDI is chosen again as the only modest fashion designer to be in the most prestigious NYFW stage : New York Fashion Week The Shows. Here is to presenting Pagatan and Sasirangan, the traditional fabric of South Kalimantan (Indonesia) from New York City, to the world. #WomenEmpowerement #WomenMatter #VivizubediforBanua #UntukmuBanua #BanuaBorneo
Up to 32 new collections are set to be displayed at the event, including combinations of sasirangan and pagatan fabrics applied to dresses, tops and bottoms and outer wear adorned with accessories from South Kalimantan.
"These collections were inspired by South Kalimantan's passionate female artisans that work with traditional fabrics, representing the unity and diversity of Indonesian culture," Vivi said, adding that she also wished to introduce the archipelago's handicraft and cultural work to the international market to help increase the welfare of local artisans.
She said she would donate part of the collections sales as an expression of her appreciation of the traditional fabric artisans. (kes)