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Virtual fashion show held for a good cause

  • News Desk

    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Wed, July 8 2020   /  01:00 am
Perempuan Pelestari Budaya Indonesia (Indonesian Women for Cultural Preservation/PPBI) has held a virtual fashion show featuring Alorese woven fabric to raise funds for underprivileged children in Alor regency, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT).(JP/Muthi Kautsar)

Perempuan Pelestari Budaya Indonesia (Indonesian Women for Cultural Preservation/PPBI) has held a virtual fashion show featuring Alorese woven fabric to raise funds for underprivileged children in Alor regency, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT). The woven fabrics, boasting tribal motifs with natural colorings, were presented by women from all walks of life who paired them with everyday fashion items including white shirts and white sneakers. “These woven fabrics are precious and we don’t have the heart to cut and sew them, so we just match them with what we have in our wardrobe,” Diah Kusumawardani Wijayanti, chairperson of the PPBI and founder of the Yayasan Belantara Budaya foundation, said at the opening of the fashion show, which was live-streamed from fX Sudirman on Saturday. Diah said afterwards that all the woven fabrics presented at the show had already been sol...