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Jakarta Post

First Jakarta Fashion Week combines modern, traditional cultures

  • Prodita Sabarini

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, August 24 2008   /  10:50 am

A parade of traditional Indonesian fabrics ranging from hand-painted batik to ikat weaves and songket cloths utilized in contemporary designs could be said to summarize Festival Mode Indonesia -- Jakarta Fashion Week 2008. Modern cuts, combined with traditional fabrics used as accents or even as whole outfits, were seen on models sashaying the catwalk in Pacific Place Mall, South Jakarta, at the first Jakarta Fashion Week (Aug. 20 to 24). Commencing one week before the eighth Bali Fashion Week (which starts today), Jakarta held its first ever fashion week, showcasing more than 600 collections from 47 local and Australian designers. Publication corporation Femina Group (behind fashion and women's magazines Dewi, Femina, and Gadis) organized the event in collaboration with the Jakarta Tourism Agency and Sunsilk Style Collection. Aside from answering to local ...