The Jakarta Post
A model sports a costume made out of eco faux, a synthetic fiber that is purposely made as architecture material, while strolling the catwalk of Indonesia Fashion Week (IFW) at the Jakarta Convention Center in Central Jakarta on March 27, 2019. (JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)
The ninth installment of Indonesia Fashion Week (IFW) is set to take place on April 1-5 at the Jakarta Convention Center (JCC) in Central Jakarta.
This year’s event will feature fashion designers such as Warwick Purser, Poppy Dharsono, Naniek Rachmat, Misan Kopaka, Julie Kaimuddin, Wahyo Abraham, Ida Royani and more.
Similar to last year, the upcoming IFW is set to highlight Kalimantan, with a focus on the culture of Dayak, Kutai and Banjar with the theme Tales of Equator: Treasure of the Magnificent Borneo.
Indonesian Fashion Designers and Fashion Entrepreneurs Association (APPMI) and IFW president Poppy Dharsono said in a statement that the theme was the association’s commitment to supporting the development and promotion of Indonesian culture.
“Kalimantan's culture is exceptionally rich, and it can provide endless inspiration to the fashion industry,” said Poppy.
She said the designers would showcase their collections, including ready-to-wear, conventional, contemporary and modest fashion, with cultural and modern touches.
Poppy added that the upcoming event would also feature international designers, such as Bianca Lami and Tiziano Guardini from Italy; Marcela Alvarez and Claudia Trujillo from Colombia; Dilnoza Erkinova, Gulruh Erkniova and Maftuna Murodkobilova from Uzbekistan.
In addition to highlighting Kalimantan, the 2020 IFW will also focus on the sustainable fashion movement. For the initiative, APPMI has teamed up with Indonesia Global Compact Network (IGCN), a local network of the United Nations Global Compact, to create an environmentally friendly campaign.
The collections featured in IFW were reportedly created using a green concept and produced with minimal waste. (jes/wng)
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