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IPMI's annual fashion show still going strong after 30 years

Masajeng Rahmiasri
Masajeng Rahmiasri

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Wed, November 9, 2016  /  08:59 am
IPMI's annual fashion show still going strong after 30 years

Participants of the IPMI Trend Show 2017 pose together on stage during the event's opening day on Nov. 8. (JP/Masajeng Rahmiasri)

An annual fashion show held by the Indonesian Designers Association (IPMI) returns for the 30th time at Senayan City shopping mall in Central Jakarta. Scheduled until Friday, the show is expected to display Indonesia's 2017 fashion trend forecast.

"This trend show is the right media to show creativity and trends from the eye of a designer, without having to be bound by seasons or popularity," head of IPMI Trend Show 2017 Tri Handoko told a press conference during the opening event on Tuesday.

Tri noted that 'love' was picked as this year's theme to express the love of the participating designers, who are practically competitors to each other, toward their works. "Without the love of profession, I believe this show would not have been able to exist for 30 years straight without missing a single year," Tri said.

The show's nature, he said, was to give information to related industry players, the media, consumers and fashion analysts.

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(From left to right) PAC Martha Tilaar group brand manager Dian Asmarani, Studio One CEO Aida Nurmala, Senayan City marketing director Halina, head of IPMI's council board Sjamsidar Isa, Bekraf head Triawan Munaf and chief organizer of IPMI Trend Show 2017 Tri Handoko sit on stage during the opening of IPMI Trend Show 2017 on Nov. 8.(JP/Masajeng Rahmiasri)

The event will feature fashion presented in two categories: the White Cube and Mini Runway. The former highlights the creativity of designers, which include Era Soekamto, Mel Ahyar, Danny Sariadi, Stella Risa, Yongki Budisutisna, Yogie Pratama, Tri Handoko and Andras Odang, in exhibiting their collections. The latter focuses on the designers' works in a conventional way. Among the names joining the Mini Runway category are Ghea Panggabean, Tuty Cholid, Barli Asmara, Widhimulia, Votum, Hian Tjen, Carmanita and Denny Wirawan.

Mini Runway will also host two joint shows, Made in Indonesia and Cita Tenun Indonesia (CTI). The former is set to feature designs by local designers and labels, such as Rama Dauhan, Hunting Fields, Mel Ahyar First and Danjyo Hiyoji, while CTI will showcase local woven textile products made in the southern and northern parts of Central Java, Jembrana in western Bali and Southeast Sulawesi. Such creations come from Denny Wirawan, Auguste Soesastro, Didi Budiarjo and Chossy Latu.

Fashion enthusiasts coming to the event can also expect to enjoy a fashion film screening hosted by the Visionare Fashion Film Competition finalists on Wednesday at the White Cube. (kes)