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IPMI’s Made in Indonesia returns with a special cause

Jessicha Valentina
Jessicha Valentina

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Wed, November 14, 2018  /  05:38 pm
IPMI’s Made in Indonesia returns with a special cause

Mel Ahyar's 2019 Spring/Summer collection, Penti, is on display at the 2019 IPMI Trend Show in Senayan City shopping mall, Central Jakarta. (JP/Jessicha Valentina)

The 32nd installment of the IPMI Trend Show, an annual fashion event held by the Indonesian Designers Association (IPMI), kicked off on Tuesday at Senayan City shopping mall in Central Jakarta.

Similar to previous years, the event showcased runway shows by local designers, including the Made in Indonesia show.

This year’s Made in Indonesia was held in collaboration with One Fine Sky, a design-based social project that focuses on donating school uniforms to underprivileged primary school students by selling white shirts.

The show featured 36 fashion designers, including Carmanita, Sebastian Gunawan, Mel Ahyar, Era Soekamto, Didi Budiarjo, Danny Satriadi and Yogie Pratama, as well as students from ESMOD fashion design school, Binus Northumbria School of Design, LaSalle College Jakarta and LPTB Susan Budihardjo.

Each designer produced an exclusive white top as a tribute to One Fine Sky’s white shirt.

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The exclusive design was presented by each designer’s muse, such as makeup artist Vinna Gracia in Yogie Pratama’s elegant long, white top, 2017 Puteri Indonesia Bunga Jelitha Ibrani in a dramatic white top by Ivan Gunawan and singer Syahrini in a chic top by Danny Satriadi.

Following the runway show, fashion enthusiasts were allowed to place their bid on each design for a chance to take the top home. Proceeds from the auction will go to One Fine Sky to help underprivileged students.

One Fine Sky founder Yuni Jie said in her opening speech that she never dreamed of having a fashion show.

“[Tonight], we not only collaborated with one but 36 top Indonesian designers,” she said.

The 2019 IPMI Trend Show also hosted the White Cube fashion exhibition located at The Hall in Senayan City. The two-day exhibition featured collections from Mel Ahyar, Didi Budiardjo, Liliana Lim, Tri Handoko and Yogie Pratama. (kes)