The Jakarta Post
Fashion designer Anne Avantie and Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti during the closing of Anne Avantie's fashion show. (Femina Group via Image.net/Denny Herliyanso)
Accompanied by "Indonesia Jaya", sung by Lea Simanjuntak, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti appeared in Anne Avantie's fashion show "Badai Pasti Berlalu" at Jakarta Fashion Week (JFW) 2019.
Kompas.com reported that the minister took part in renowned fashion designer Anne Avantie’s show “Badai Pasti Berlalu” (The Storm Will Surely Pass), wearing tenun (woven fabric) attire designed by Anne, sunglasses and thigh-high boots.
Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti during Anne Avantie's fashion show. (Femina Group via Image.net/File)
On Tuesday, Susi “rocked” the runway, making the audience members cheer.
Toward the end of the show, Susi and Anne walked together down the runway, receiving flowers from the members of the audience.
Cuplikan singkat ketika saya jalan di Catwalk Jakarta Fashion Week 2019 mengenakan busana karya Ibu @anneavantieheart "Badai Pasti Berlalu". Ini adalah salah satu bentuk penggalangan bantuan untuk memberikan 10 perahu kepada nelayan di Palu, Sigi dan Donggala agar mereka dapat kembali melaut. Terima kasih Ibu @anneavantieheart atas bantuannya, semoga dapat bermanfaat bagi nelayan disana yang membutuhkan 🙏 #KKPBersamaPaluDonggala
Susi is no stranger to walking down the runway. On March 29, the minister walked the runway of Indonesia Fashion Week (IFW) 2018 at the Jakarta Convention Center, wearing a kebaya (traditional Javanese clothing) designed by Anne.
However, this time around, Susi returned to the catwalk for fishermen in Palu and Donggala, Central Sulawesi.
“I am currently doing fundraising for Palu and Donggala. If Anne wanted to give 10 [fishing] boats, I would walk [the runway],” said Susi when receiving the aid symbolically as quoted by kompas.com.
"Badai Pasti Berlalu" fashion show was a form of the designer’s empathy for the victims of the natural disasters that struck Palu, Donggala as well as Lombok in West Nusa Tenggara.
Anne enthusiastically shared the fitting process, saying that Susi had tried a lot of boots and around 287 sunglasses.
“The fitting [process] was so fun,” she said.
Anne added, ”Usually, top models appear [with the designer] at the closing. [Susi] was above the top [models].” (jes/kes)