The Jakarta Post
President Jokowi did his own styling, pairing a Garut-made manual loom-woven sarong, a songket belt and batik shirt from his personal collection. (Instagram/Dyandra Promosindo)
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo donned a brown batik shirt and blue woven sarong at the opening ceremony of the Muslim Fashion Festival (Muffest) 2018 at the Jakarta Convention Center on April 19.
Deden Siswanto, a designer from the Indonesian Fashion Chamber (IFC), provided several kinds of sarong and songket to be chosen by the President.
President Jokowi did his own styling, pairing a Garut-made manual loom-woven sarong, a songket belt and a batik shirt from his personal collection.
“I provided the sarong, while the batik shirt is from Bapak’s personal collection. He came and put on his own sarong, did his own styling, and that is why the sarong is worn high on the waist,” Deden said as quoted by kompas.com.
The President officiated the event Thursday morning. In his speech, he called for the fashion world to continuously innovate and be open to modernization.
President Jokowi also called for Muslimwear designers to incorporate Indonesian culture in their designs, combining traditional and modern elements and to always be on the lookout for technological developments. (asw)