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Indonesia Fashion Week highlights ethnic designs, local culture

Ni Nyoman Wira
Ni Nyoman Wira

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Fri, February 3, 2017  /  02:19 pm
  • A model walks down the catwalk wearing the latest from the collection of Jenahara Black Label at Indonesia Fashion Week 2017. (JP/Jerry Adiguna).

    A model walks down the catwalk wearing the latest from the collection of Jenahara Black Label at Indonesia Fashion Week 2017. (JP/Jerry Adiguna). OF JP/Jerry Adiguna

    A model walks down the catwalk wearing the latest from the collection of Jenahara Black Label at Indonesia Fashion Week 2017. (JP/Jerry Adiguna).

  • Indonesian designer Jeny Tjahyawati presents an a-l white dress to Indonesia Fashion Week 2017. (JP/Jerry Adiguna).

    Indonesian designer Jeny Tjahyawati presents an a-l white dress to Indonesia Fashion Week 2017. (JP/Jerry Adiguna). OF JP/Jerry Adiguna

    Indonesian designer Jeny Tjahyawati presents an a-l white dress to Indonesia Fashion Week 2017. (JP/Jerry Adiguna).

  • A model wears a dress from the collection of Muslim fashion designer Ida Royani. (JP/Jerry Adiguna).

    A model wears a dress from the collection of Muslim fashion designer Ida Royani. (JP/Jerry Adiguna). OF JP/Jerry Adiguna

    A model wears a dress from the collection of Muslim fashion designer Ida Royani. (JP/Jerry Adiguna).

  • A model struts down the catwalk wearing one of the creations from local designer Jeny Tjahyawati. (JP/Jerry Adiguna).

    A model struts down the catwalk wearing one of the creations from local designer Jeny Tjahyawati. (JP/Jerry Adiguna). OF JP/Jerry Adiguna

    A model struts down the catwalk wearing one of the creations from local designer Jeny Tjahyawati. (JP/Jerry Adiguna).

  • Another piece from the collection of Muslim fashion designer Ida Royani. (JP/Jerry Adiguna).

    Another piece from the collection of Muslim fashion designer Ida Royani. (JP/Jerry Adiguna). OF JP/Jerry Adiguna

    Another piece from the collection of Muslim fashion designer Ida Royani. (JP/Jerry Adiguna).

  • Jenahara Black Label brings items from her latest collection, Hinauli, to Indonesia Fashion Week 2017. (JP/Jerry Adiguna).

    Jenahara Black Label brings items from her latest collection, Hinauli, to Indonesia Fashion Week 2017. (JP/Jerry Adiguna). OF JP/Jerry Adiguna

    Jenahara Black Label brings items from her latest collection, Hinauli, to Indonesia Fashion Week 2017. (JP/Jerry Adiguna).

  • The model wears a dress by S. Diono. (JP/Jerry Adiguna).

    The model wears a dress by S. Diono. (JP/Jerry Adiguna). OF JP/Jerry Adiguna

    The model wears a dress by S. Diono. (JP/Jerry Adiguna).

  • The model strolls on the catwalk wearing a dress by S. Diono.(JP/Jerry Adiguna).

    The model strolls on the catwalk wearing a dress by S. Diono.(JP/Jerry Adiguna). OF JP/Jerry Adiguna

    The model strolls on the catwalk wearing a dress by S. Diono.(JP/Jerry Adiguna).

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Four local designers presented their ethnic designs during the sixth installment of lndonesia Fashion Week, slated to run until Feb. 5 at the Jakarta Convention Center in Senayan, Central Jakarta.

(Read also: Designers preserve local crafts in Indonesia Fashion Week 2017)

With “Celebrations of Culture” as its theme, the event commits to continuously developing and promoting local culture, as well as local travel destinations. The four designers, namely S. Diono, Jenahara Black Label, Ida Royani and Jeny Tjahyawati, displayed their ethnic creations during the first and second day of the show. A pioneer of Muslim fashion, designer Ida Royani, for example, combines traditional woven fabrics ulos pinuncaan Toba with sadum from North Sumatra.

Aside from fashion shows, the event also hosts seminars, a competition, a talk show and other fashion-related events. (kes)